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van die Redaksie 13 September 2013

Redaksie

Jippie …. Ons Trek !!!

Mossview en Uprint het nuwe kantore in Mosselbaai.

Vir flink, professionele drukwerk teen die beste pryse, kom loer gerus in en ondersteun plaaslik.

Almal welkom vir ‘n koppie koffie by ons nuwe tuiste – Montagu Place – Spring Straat.

Vir al die makrikulante wat gereed maak en uitsien na hul matriekafskeid, sê ons: “ Mag dit julle verwagtinge oortref. Mooi lyk en lekker ruik”.

Julie Retief

 

FROM THE EDITOR

Yeh…We are Moving !!!

Mossview and Uprint are moving to new premises in Mossel Bay.

For fast, efficient and professional printing, at the best affordable prices, pop in and support local.

You are all invited for a chat and a cup of coffee at – Montagu Place – Spring Street.

To all the matriculants getting ready and looking forward to their matric farewell, “Have a great one”.

Julie Retief

 

WE ARE OPENING OUR OFFICES IN MOSSELBAY ON 01 OCTOBER – No 103 | Montagu Place | Spring Street | Mossel Bay

Opening Soon

Bay welcomes SA Masters Surfing

Mossel Bay Tourism has welcomed the South African Masters Surfing Championship, which kicked off at The Point.

More than a hundred of the country’s best surfers – including world champion Greg Emslie and world and multiple-South African champion Chris Knutsen – have come to Mossel Bay to battle it out over the four days of the event.

The field includes 14 contestants in the senior men’s division and 7 in the senior women’s as well as 28 in the masters (over 35); 27 in the grand masters (over 40); 11 in the kahunas (over 45); and 14 in the grand kahunas (over 50).

Chairman of the Southern Cape Board Riders Association and host chairman of the event, Mike Sheppard – the owner of Mossel Bay’s Waves Surf Shop – welcomed all the participating provincial teams, the surfers themselves, and their families.

“Thank you for travelling all the way to Mossel Bay,” he said. “It looks like we’re in for some great weather this weekend, and the swell prediction certainly seems to be in our favour – although those of you who know Mossels will know this isn’t unusual, since it’s almost always firing on this part of the coast.”
Mossel Bay local Llewellyn Whittaker – who won the masters division when the championships last visited Mossel Bay in 2009 – is taking part again this year.

“I’m amped to retain my title, but I’m looking forward to some tough competition,” he said.

Mr. Whittaker is surfing in the Southern Cape team.

“We’ll be pushing hard to win the team trophy – and to bring it home for our sponsors, Tropitone, too.”

Getaway Show delivers the goods for Mossel Bay

Mossel Bay Tourism has returned “excited and energized” from the annual Getaway Show in Gauteng.
The event – the 21st in the series – took place last weekend at the Coca Cola Dome, and drew more than 23,000 travel and outdoor enthusiasts and well over 250 exhibitors. It bills itself as ‘Africa’s leading travel and outdoor show.’

Mossel Bay Tourism’s Alison Giliomee said that the town’s stand was busy during the full three days of the show.

“People were delighted to see Mossel Bay there, and many of them wanted to share happy memories of their holidays in the town.

“I was amazed that we had a few (about ten) people asking where Mossel Bay is situated, but almost everyone knows about us, and since they think of us as a beach destination, many of them were pleasantly surprised when we told them about the many other attractions and activities we have to offer.”

She said that the cost of air fares to George was a concern for a number of visitors.

Fred Orban – a member of the board of Mossel Bay Tourism – said that he attended the show to market his products (Sandpiper Cottages self catering, The Oystercatcher Trail, the Hunter-Gatherer Trail, and the Point of Human Origins Tours).

“The show was incredibly well organised and well attended, but I think it provided some serious lessons for us as la region – the exhibitors from the Garden Route and the Klein Karoo were spread out all over, so we failed to make the mass impact that we could have.

“I think in future we need to coordinate ourselves better, and that this will help us address the lack of knowledge of the spread of activities available in the town.”

Mossel Bay Tourism chairman, René Bongers, exhibited his own hotel, Eight Bells Mountain Inn, on the Mossel Bay stand.
“What I found interesting was the number of people who came looking for information about accommodation,” he said.
“It’s clear that the perception that most of Mossel Bay’s domestic visitors prefer to stay in the caravan parks is wrong – we fielded hundreds of enquiries for self catering, luxury, and other kinds of accommodation.

“In fact we ran out of accommodation brochures towards the end of the show.

“But many loyal Mossel Bay holidaymakers who’ve been coming to us for years said that they had no idea that we have the number of activities and adventures that we do.”

He congratulated destinations like Tsitsikamma, which attended the show in force.

“I think we must make a point of working together in future to create that critical mass that’ll send out the strong signal that Mossel Bay is, indeed, the ‘Do stuff destination’,” he said.

More information:
Mossel Bay Tourism: www.visitmosselbay.co.za
www.facebook.com/visitmosselbay
www.twitter.com/GetMe2MosselBay •

STORTINGSTERREIN GESLUIT VIR BOUROMMEL

Die munisipale stortingsterrein aan Louis Fourieweg sal met ingang 1 Oktober 2013 gesluit word vir die storting van bourommel. Bourommel sal voortaan net by die munisipale stortingsterrein in Groot Brakrivier afgelaai kan word.

Die Munisipaliteit kon nie toestemming van die provinsiale omgewingsowerhede kry dat bourommel langer daar gestort kan word tot tyd en wyl die betrokke terrein permanent gesluit word, en ‘n nuwe stortingsterrein in 2014 by Mossdustria in bedryf gestel sal word nie.

Verskeie ander maatreëls is intussen ook ingestel om die terrein teen vullisrapery te beskerm. Sekuriteitsdienste is ingestel van 18:00 saans tot 06:00 soggens wanneer munisipale personeel nie aan diens is nie. Personeel is heropgelei in stortingsterreinbestuur, en sal ook geroteer word om die terrein meer effektief te bestuur.
Hoewel ‘n nuwe heining, hek, valhek vir toegangsbeheer en ‘n waghokkie twee jaar gelede geïnstalleer is, is alles behalwe die waghokkie sedertdien gesteel.

Hoewel die Munisipaliteit meer as ‘n dekade lank reeds voldoen aan wetgewing wat die verbranding van vullis op stortingsterreine verbied, is brandstigting deur vullisrapers, en vermoedelik ook kinders, ‘n periodieke probleem. Dit lei tot sogenaamde diep brande wat moeilik is om te blus, en soms vir ‘n paar dae kan aanhou smeul.

Die Munisipaliteit het ook ‘n spesiale brandkraan by die terrein geïnstalleer sodat brande vinniger geblus kan word.
‘n Raadgewende ingenieursfirma is reeds aangestel om planne op te stel vir die rehabilitasie van die terrein wanneer dit aanstaande jaar gesluit word.

H.Hill•

DOVES Mossel Bay Insurance Division signs up Mossel Bay Taxi Association (MOBTA) Umbrella Group Scheme

Doves Insurance Division has signed up MOBTA members a Group Scheme to a value of R570 000 inception 01 September 2013.

The scheme negotiations process initiated as early as February this year and was finally signed into a DONE DEAL on the 26th of August for inception September 01, 2013.

The Scheme member’s certificates will soon be handed over to the management of MOBTA and its members.

The process educates our current and Potential Clients and the signing of the deal to get the members on board is through the kind of staff, agents and management Doves possess says DOVES Insurance Team Leader Johannes Yantolo supported by his Branch manager Irene Marx.
MOBTA Liaison Officer Sweetness Williams who was in the driving sit of the process welcomes the signing off of the Umbrella GROUP Scheme and looks forward to receiving best of all from Doves Mossel Bay and encourages other groups to join hands.

We (Doves) would like to take this opportunity and thank the management of MOBTA and its members for the trust they got in DOVES and its personnel and we once again ensuring MOBTA a Dignified Service.

Doves Insurance Division Mossel Bay.

Contact Person:
Johannes Yantolo
Dave
46 Marsh Street Mossel Bay
Tel: 044 698 1048 / 073 086 5168 •

Gourmets & Gourmands

The Orchid @ Simola's Team Jacques Fourie Thabo Willie Delia Clarke en Sandy Jeketho

The Orchid @ Simola’s Team Jacques Fourie Thabo Willie Delia Clarke en Sandy Jeketho

The fifth annual Gourmets & Gourmands culinary evening took place on Saturday, 24 August. Guests were treated to top notch food, impeccable service and five star entertainment fit for the man of the hour, “Bond, James Bond”.

The evening, which raised a stellar amount of funds for the Carpe Diem School proved that the spirit of giving is alive and well and that diamonds are forever, just like the indelible mark left on the hearts of the special children at the Carpe Diem School. Donned in diamonds and bowties, flowing dresses and power suits, guests got into character from the start when they were welcomed with stylish Martini’s (shaken, not stirred, of course).

The restaurants and wine farms truly put their best feet forward as they enthralled guests with beautiful plates and explosive taste combinations. Guests were treated to a selection of famous 007 theme songs including Tina Turner’s “Golden Eye”, beautifully delivered by Thelma Heyns, Chris Cornell’s “You know my name”, brilliantly performed by Jovan Heyns and Adele’s “Skyfall” passionately sung by Tania Swart. In true Bond style, the entertainment was perfectly complimented by the passionate dancing of two students from the South Cape Dancing Academy behind a backdrop, creating the famed Bond silhouettes. Guests were glued to their fluid movements as they effortlessly transitioned between Tangos and Rumbas, Foxtrots and Paso Dobles.

The highlight of the evening was the auction of a diamond, donated by D’Amato Jewellers. One lucky lady’s husband purchased her a new best friend in the shape of some dazzling bling for a whopping R40 000. All the other auction items fetched amazing prices and one person even went home with a lucky draw prize of a half carat diamond, also sponsored by D’Amato Jewellers. Patron of the Carpe Diem School and chef de extraordinaire himself, Francois Ferreira, had guests in stitches as he described the lots up for auction, so much so that his voice almost hit the gavel closed on him. In total, the event raised an incredible R171500.00 that will be channelled towards the planned renovations of the therapy room at the school.

The school would like to thank everyone involved for their incredibly giving spirits. Headmaster Karools Hauptfleish said, “It is touching to see people opening not only their hearts, but their pockets as well in order to make these children’s dream of education, a vibrant and tangible reality. We are so grateful to everyone who participated and gave of their time and expertise to make this event such a joy every year. I can’t wait for next year.”

As we shine a light into the diamond that is the Carpe Diem School, we inevitably find that we stand mesmerised, not only by the jewel itself, but by the rainbow it emits; a rainbow of joy, of possibility and of hope. To become a sponsor or share your talents as a volunteer at the Carpe Diem School, contact them, visit their website at www.carpediemskool.co.za or follow t hem on Facebook in the group Carpe Diem Skool, George•.

 

Chef Alma  her cooking team at the 2013 Gourmets  Gourmands supported by Hartmans

Chef Alma  her cooking team at the 2013 Gourmets  Gourmands supported by Hartmans

 

Magda  Claudio from Pomodoro Restaurant in Wilderness

Magda  Claudio from Pomodoro Restaurant in Wilderness

 

The Owners of Mymering at Ladismith with Francois Ferreira

The Owners of Mymering at Ladismith with Francois Ferreira

Hoërskool Punt leerders wen brons in swembad

Onderwaterhokkie

Tehillah Janse van Rensburg en Andri van der Merwe van Hoërskool Punt was deel van die SA O/19 Onderwaterhokkiespan wat aan die Wêreldbyeenkoms in Hongarye deelgeneem het. Suid Afrika se span het weereens puik gevaar deur ‘n Brons medalje te verwerf.

Punt is voorwaar trots op hierdie twee leerders!
– See more at:
http://thegremlin.co.za/mossel-bay-news/wordpress/2013/09/06/hoerskool-punt-leerders-wen-brons-in-swembad/#sthash.MJfBUanq.dpuf

KFC EN HOËRSKOOL PUNT VAT HANDE MET GROOTSTE KRIEKETFEES IN AFRIKA

Die KFC Punt Krieketfees vind vanjaar vanaf 20 – 24 September plaas as deel van die Mosselbaai Sportfees. Daar is vanjaar 28 O/19Krieketspanne wat vanjaar deelneem aan die elite Krieketfees in Suid Afrika. Wedstryde word op 14 velde in Mosselbaai, George, Groot-Brak, Oudtshoorn en Riversdal gespeel.

Erhard Coetzee, area bestuurder van KFC, sê “Dis lekker vir KFC om betrokke te wees in die Mosselbaai gemeenskap deur jaarliks die Punt Krieketfees te borg.” KFC moedig kinders aan om ‘n aktiewe leefstyl te handhaaf deur hul landswye betrokkenheid by Mini krieket en ook spesifiek by die Punt Krieketfees in Mosselbaai.
Die 28 spanne wat vanjaar die grootste Krieketfees in Afrika gaan bywoon is:

1. Hoërskool Punt
2. Hoër Landbouskool Oakdale
3. Hoërskool Outeniqua
4. Glenwood House
5. Hoërskool Oudtshoorn
6. Langenhoven Gimnasium
7. Hoërskool Sentraal (Beaufort-Wes)
8. Hoërskool Dirkie Uys
9. Hoërskool Stellenberg
10. Hoërskool Hentie Cilliers
11. Hoërskool Sentraal (Bloemfontein)
12. Table View High
13. Hoërskool DF Malan
14. Worcester Gimnasium
15. Hoërskool Brackenfell
16. Die Brandwag Hoërskool
17. Hoërskool De Kuilen
18. Nico Malan Hoërskool
19. Somerset College
20. Hoërskool Durbanville
21. Hoërskool Tygerberg
22. Hoër Tegniese Skool Daniel Pienaar
23. Hoërskool Despatch
24. Hoërskool Bellville
25. Hoërskool Strand
26. Winterberg Uitnodiging
27. Hoërskool Charlie Hofmeyr
28. Hoërskool Fairmont

– See more at: http://thegremlin.co.za/mossel-bay-news/wordpress/2013/09/03/kfc-en-hoerskool-punt-krieketfees-2013/#sthash.A8h6PAD8.dpuf •

Lets get Legal – Right of extension in a sectional title scheme: Beware of the right to cancel a sale agreement

If you are the seller of a property in a sectional title, or a property broker who has spent many hours putting a sale transaction together, the last thing you want is for the buyer to find an easy way out of the contract. If the contract of sale relating to property in a sectional title is not drawn up correctly, you may, however, find yourself in a situation where the buyer has a legal right to cancel the contract.

The Sectional Titles Act governs sectional title schemes which can include townhouses, flats and duets. Quite often, the developer of such a sectional title scheme, will, when opening the scheme, reserve for himself a right to add additional units to the scheme in what is called a ‘right of extension.’ According to the Sectional Titles Act, if such a right of extension is reserved, this must be disclosed to any person who buys a unit in the scheme, and ideally this fact should be disclosed in the contract of sale.

If the right of extension is not disclosed in the contract of sale, it must be disclosed to the buyer in writing before the property is transferred into his name, and the conveyancing attorney who deals with the transfer will have to certify that the buyer was made aware of the right to extend and opted to continue with the sale transaction. If not disclosed, the contract of sale is voidable at the option of the purchaser. For example, if a right of extension is not disclosed and the buyer, after the signing of such contract, opts not to continue with the sale, the contract of sale will be cancelled as being void.

Very often sellers and brokers are not aware of the impact of this legislation, and contracts are drawn up without providing for this notice to the purchaser. It may also happen that the conveyancer only becomes aware of the existence of such a right at quite a late stage in the transaction, and he is then still required to disclose such to the purchaser to ensure compliance with the Sectional Titles Act. If the particular purchaser then suffers from buyer’s remorse or is looking for a way out of the transaction, this may afford the perfect opportunity for an exit without being in breach of contract.

So sellers and brokers should take note of this potential pitfall and obtain advice regarding a proposed contract of sale to ensure that the necessary provision is made for notice to prospective purchasers of any right of extension that may exist.
Mosdel Parma & Cox
ppam@mpc.law.za
044 533 1101•

 

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