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Dalk is dit moeilik vir mense wat hulle hele lewe lank in die mooie Mosselbaai-kusomgewing bly om te verstaan hoe die stadsjapies kan lieries raak oor die “tropiese paradys”.

Oppad Eb & Flow toe, net voor jy die Wildernis ingaan, ontmoet en betower die mooiste see-uitsig jou en die nimmereindigende breek en rol van die branders laat jou met heimweë terugdink aan ‘n magdom wonderlike tye en ……. nie sulke wonderlike tye nie.

Vir die eerste keer verstaan ek hoekom mense so graag dink en wil glo daar gaan nie veel aan by die see nie.

Natuurlik is dit nie waar nie, wat wel waar is, is dat daar minder van alles is.
Minder verkeer, minder gejaag, minder stres, minder besoedeling, minder mense, minder groot besighede, minder geld en minder geleenthede….maar, meer omgee, meer wetstoepassing, beter bestuur, meer glimlaggies en meer tyd vir “praatjies maak ”.

Die voordeel – dienslewering is uitstekend (al kla mense onophoudelik). Ek wil glo – bestuur en hoe werkers behandel word bepaal die resultate.
Waar kan jy in die stad by ‘n Bank, Polisie kantoor of by die Munisipaliteit se kantore instap, vriendelik gegroet word en oor die algemeen weer binne ‘n halfuur uit wees?

Glo my na meer as 30 jaar in die stad was ek selde, indien ooit, so gelukkig om sulke diens te ervaar.

Ek kan nie help om te dink, arm is die van ons wat hier bly, maar die goeie en die mooi nie meer raaksien nie … of noem ‘n mens dit net “pure bederf ?”

ENTREPRENEURS KURSUS

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Die Mosselbaaise Besigheidskamer in samewerking met die AHI (Afrikaanse Handelsinstituut) het ‘n baie suksesvolle Entrepreneurskursus onder leiding van Dr Johan Louw aangebied.

Vir lede van die Besigheidskamer was die kursus gratis, terwyl nie-lede die kursus teen ‘n minimale bedrag kon bywoon.
Daar is veral gefokus op “Klein Sake-Ondernemings”, die belangrikheid van netwerk, en hoe om jou besigheid suksesvol te bedryf en te bemark. (Gesoute besigheidsmense sowel as nuwe, jong entrepreneurs het deel van die kursus uitgemaak).

Volgens alle aanduidings – ‘n uiters leersame kursus met die belofte van opvolg en volgehoue ondersteuning, deur die betrokke partye in die toekoms.

 

Mosselbaai kry trofee vir skoon oudit

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Raadsheer Jim van der Merwe, Burgemeesterkomiteelid vir Finansies, en mnr Herman Botha, Direkteur van Finansies, het verlede week die jaarlikse oorhandiging van trofeë en sertifikate deur die Ouditeur-Generaal aan Wes-Kaapse Munisipaliteite, wat skoon oudits vir die 2012/2013-boekjaar gekry het, in Kaapstad bygewoon. Op die foto verskyn, van links na regs, me Sharonne Adams, waarnemende uitvoerende sakehoof van die Ouditeur-Generaal se kantoor in Kaapstad, die nuwe Ouditeur-Generaal, mnr Kimi Makwetu, Raadsheer Van der Merwe, mnr Botha en me Tsakani Ratsela, die nuwe Adjunk-Ouditeur-Generaal. Dit was die tweede agtereenvolgende jaar dat die Mosselbaaise Munisipaliteit die prestasie behaal het om ‘n skoon oudit te kry.

Whale watch continues as Mossel Bay’s Mild Season approaches

Mossel Bay’s tourism industry is preparing for this year’s whale season by making accommodation and attractions more and more affordable.
“Mossel Bay’s Mild Season runs from the 1st of May to the 31st of August – which coincides nicely with the period when the southern right whales come to South African waters to mate and calve,” said Mossel Bay Tourism’s Marcia Holm.
“During Mossel Bay’s Mild Season, many of our accommodation establishments will be offering discounts of up to 50% if you stay for three nights or more – and if you take advantage of these offers, you’ll also be entitled to discount vouchers of up to 50% on various attractions and activities.”

Ms. Holm said that Mossel Bay has empirical evidence to show that it’s a prime whale- and dolphin watching destination.
“The Mossel Bay Cetacean Project has been collecting hard data on the presence of whales and dolphins in the Bay since 2010.
“It was begun by Edith Mertz of the Mammal Research Institute of the Department of Zoology and Entomology at the University of Pretoria in 2010. Bridget James then worked on it from 2011 while she was preparing for her master’s degree – and she handed over to Monica Betts in April last year.”

The study area was extended to include Vleesbaai (the bay to the west of Cape St. Blaize) during Ms. James’ tenure, and more recently Ms. Betts introduced the use of underwater sound recording technology so that she can monitor the animals at night and during bad weather.
Ms. Betts, who holds an honours degree in Zoology from the University of Pretoria, spends up to five days a week watching for whales and dolphins from pre-determined points on land. When she sees them, she records their positions accurately using a surveyor’s theodolite.
“What we’ve noticed is that whales and dolphins tend to be more evenly distributed throughout Vleesbaai than they are in Mossel Bay, where they tend to avoid the areas where there’s regular shipping and boating activity,” said Ms. Betts.
“So while you’re likely to see whales or dolphins from almost any good vantage point in Vleesbaai, in Mossel Bay you’re most likely to see them east of Klein Brak River – in other words, some distance away from the harbour.”

But, she said, whales and dolphins are in fact present in both bays throughout the year.
“Although the southern right whales and the humpback whales are migratory, we do see Bryde’s whales and humpback- and bottlenose dolphins regularly both in summer and in winter.”

Ms. Holm said that the Mossel Bay Cetacean Project reflects the town’s desire to establish itself as a leading destination for scientific and academic research.
“The geography of the area, the unpolluted condition of our waters, and the unique archaeology of the area – which has placed the Southern Cape as the very birthplace of culture and advanced technology – all contribute to making Mossel Bay an outdoor laboratory like no other, and the Municipality and the local community are fully committed to the ever-growing number of scientists who’re choosing to study the life and history of our remarkable corner of the planet.”

Ms. Betts thanked the community of Mossel Bay for its contributions to her research.
“Many of our observation stations are situated on private land, and it’s not always convenient for people to allow us access – but they do anyway, and we’re grateful for that. We’ve also received contributions from companies like Sandpiper Cottages, which sponsored some of our project accommodation and transport over a period of three years.”

Mossel Bay Tourism board member, Louis Cook, urged local businesses to join Mossel Bay’s Mild Season.
“Please contact Marcia Holm on 044 691 2202 manager@visitmosselbay.co.za to discuss the campaign – because there’s still time to add your packages and special offers to the list.”
• Mosselbay Tourism

New Home Affairs Office for Mossel Bay Communities

Pretoria — Home Affairs Minister Naledi Pandor will on Thursday open a new Home Affairs office in Mossel Bay, Western Cape, to improve services by bringing facilities closer to the people.

The new office will help reduce travelling time for citizens requiring Home Affairs services, including senior citizens and people with disabilities.

As with service points across the country, the Mossel Bay office will empower individuals by providing them with IDs and other enabling documents.

Importantly, the office is opening ahead of the 7 May general election and will therefore assist voters in need of documents for this purpose. The priority is also to ensure voters have the necessary documents prior to the elections.

Home Affairs spokesperson Ronnie Mamoepa says providing new offices and refurbishing existing ones is meant to help the department to meet the needs of citizens and staff members.
It is also part of government’s drive to improve quality of services, particularly for people in remote and rural parts of the country.
“This will in the long run ensure Home Affairs offices are within easy reach of communities, are less congested and run by officials who are motivated and more responsive to the needs of the people,” said Mamoepa.

In the 2012/13 financial year, 19 offices were refurbished as part of the programme to improve the frontline environment for the public and officials.

In total, 136 offices, 58 in rural and 78 in urban areas, were refurbished since the launch of the department’s Look and Feel project. There are 404 Home Affairs offices around the country.

Mamoepa said where there are no offices as yet, people in remote areas are serviced through 115 mobile offices.

• The Gremlin
www.thegremlin.co.za

ACVV Kenani Country Dans

30 MEI 2014

Kom geniet ‘n aand van lekker eet en lekker dans ten bate van die ACVV Kenani Dienssentrum.
Dit vind plaas by die Stadsaal, Mosselbaai om 18h00.
‘n Lekker Aansit Ete word voorgesit vir al die gaste van die dans.
Kontant kroeg beskikbaar.

Die dans en ete is teen ‘n koste van slegs R100.00 per persoon.
KOM EN GENIET DIE AAND SAAM MET ONS…….

Bespreek u plek om teleurstelling te voorkom by die volgende nommers: 044 690 3204.
Of alternatief skakel Kitty Eigelaar by 0822130470 of Kathy Coetsee by 0827894286.

Dames skop hoog!

Groepfoto van 9 spanne wat teen mekaar meegeding het.

Die Dames-afdeling van Mosselbaai Gholfklub het op Donderdag 17 April 2014 hulle jaarlikse inter-provinsiale gholf/rugby kompetisie gehou. Nege provinsiale spanne is verteenwoordig en hulle is aangenaam verras met die teenwoordigheid van Springbok-slot Andries Bekker. Hierdie vriendelike reus wat 208 cm (6voet 11 duim) in sy sokkies staan, het baie kleur aan die dames se dag verleen. Die geesdrif het geen perke geken nie en nadat elke provinsie sy oorlogskreet ge-uiter het, het die kompetisie al laggende afgeskop. Die Cheetahs was aan die einde van die dag die wenners, maar tien uit tien vir die dames vir die wonderlike gees en entoesiasme waarmee hulle die dag aangebied het.

Laerskool Park se geborgde gholfdag op Woensdag 16 April 2014 is deur 176 spelers ondersteun. Toesie Dercksen en Petrie Cronjé verdien spesiale vermelding vir al die harde werk om van hierdie dag ‘n groot sukses te kon maak. Die beterbal kompetisie is deur Gustav Steinhobel en Roelof Engelbrecht op ‘n skitterende 50 punte gewen. Die tweede en derde plekke is onderskeidelik deur Louw Strydom en Linchen Wessels, asook Stefan van Vuuren en Tiaan Tredoux op 48 punte gewen.

Vrydag 18 April 2014 se beterbal stableford uitslae was as volg. Wenners: Rouxwy en Wessel van Wyk (48 punte) met Matthew Lundie en Andrew Light (47 punte) in die tweede plek. Saterdag 19 April 2014 het Bertu en Marco Nel die A-afdeling van die beterbal syfer plus kompetisie op +9 gewen. Barrie Klindt en Dolf Groenewald (+11) was die wenners in die B-afdeling met Sabine Schultz en David Herman (+12) die wenners van die C-afdeling.

Vrydagaande is nog steeds ‘n lekker bymekaarkom aand vir ons lede en besoekers. Gelukkige trekkings is aan die orde van die dag en daar is beslis nie ‘n beter manier om die naweek mee af te skop as die heerlike saamkuier met vriende nie.
• Jannie Lourens

Joshua Generation Church Vintage Garage Sale

vintage garage sale - photoThe 10th of May 2014 is JoshGen Mossel Bay’s first Vintage Garage Sale, so you better mark it down as a day not to be missed. Mossel Bay is the venue for the JoshGen Community event and Auction, where goods will be auctioned off in order to raise funds for completing the JoshGen Mossel Bay church’s community facility.

To coincide with this family community event, the Southern Cape Gathering for Joshua Generation Church will be held on the same weekend in Mossel Bay. JoshGen Churches from Swellendam and Oudtshoorn as well as Cape Town, will all be joining in on this fun-filled community day. JoshGen as a church meets across the Western Cape with over 16 churches that are based from Cape Town all the way through into the Garden Route (www.joshgen.co.za). Everyone is welcome to attend this event and locals are encouraged to join the auction as well as the loads of activities for the whole family, which includes pony rides and jumping castles. It promises to be a great day of community fun and laughter.

The venue will be the new auditorium at JoshGen Mossel Bay, on the corner of Schoeman & McKinnery Street. The stalls will open from 9H00 and then the auction will officially start at 11H00 on Saturday 10th May 2014. Only certain selected items will be auctioned off by a professional auctioneer before the day will end at 1pm. “The Community Vintage Garage Sale and auction will officially open our community auditorium, and all are welcome to participate in this fun filled community event” said Morné van der Walt (Lead Elder, JoshGen Mossel Bay Church).

JoshGen would like to welcome all Mossel Bay residents to come and join in on the Vintage Garage Sale and auction. There may be a greater life changing bargain awaiting you, than you could ever imagine. If anyone would like to know more about the auction or planned events, please contact the JoshGen Mossel Bay offices.

For more information on JoshGen Mossel Bay visit www.joshgen.co.za.

Creation Excursion

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28 Children from Little Lighthouse Pre School visited the PetroSA nature reserve today, to enjoy the various local species in our creation. The children arrived early and excited for an adventure on the nature reserve with the Pinnacle Conservation students.

After an interactive video presentation on creation and how it was made, the children eagerly sped off to see all forms of creation on the reserve. The children got to see unique endemic plants on the Aloe valley hiking trial, where they learnt how animals benefit from eating certain plants to protect them from ticks. Then the group rushed off to feed the animals on the reserve and saw the herds moving on the open grasslands and marvelled at the animals. The children then had an opportunity to touch and see some of the amazing aquatic species that inhabit our wetlands. After seeing the fish and other aquatic water species they had a great lunch provided by PetroSA. After being super charged on sugar, the children had an opportunity to dance and sing a few songs with the Pinnacle interns. It was a great day that was enjoyed by all and it is hoped to expand these outreaches to more local schools in the future.

Contact: Aiden Dermot Beck

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– SARS dispute resolution

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