Archive for 'March,2012'

Aqua Est Vitae

Aqua Est Vitae

by Deon van Huizen Our country has one of the most progressive water rights-related policy frameworks in the world, with the Constitution of South Africa stating that every person has the right to clean water. In [...]

Kinders se held

Kinders se held

Willie Meyer Schoemansville skryf; Soos daar al dikwels in Kormorant berig is, is daar in Hartbeespoort weinig ontsag vir verkeersreëls of die veiligheid van ander padgebruikers. Dit is veral opmerklik by die skole wanneer kinders soggens en [...]

Too much of a good life – the over-friendly exotics in Paradise

Too much of a good life – the over-friendly exotics in Paradise

by Dr Johan Wentzel Many exotic plants classified as unfriendly to our environment were brought in from overseasas exterior decorators in the past – that means most of them are beautiful. In many circles, even today, [...]

‘Numbers never end ….’

‘Numbers never end ….’

Left: Seven-year-old Jaylyn Bhula from Hartbeespoort will represent South Africa in  the international SEMAS Abacus maths competition in Taiwan in December. He has only once received less than 100% for a mathematics test and that was [...]

Community Activists

Community Activists

by Deon van Huizen Our country is often perceived to be beset with public holidays. Many of us enjoyed the midweek break on Wednesday in typical South African style – braaivleis, shopping and enjoying the last [...]

The first natives of the Magalies

The first natives of the Magalies

Left: The fossilised skull of ‘Mrs Ples’ – in fact  a young A. africanis male Long before the marauding impis of Mzilikaats, the herders of Mogalie, the smiths of the early Iron Age or the Boers [...]

Spit and polish

Spit and polish

by Daleen van Manen All of a sudden the municipality found money and manpower to fill potholes, paint the invisible lines on our roads and even fix walkways. However, not any old road, only those that [...]

Taking the puzzle apart

Taking the puzzle apart

by Dr Johan Wentzel We live in an environment where rock outcrops abound and it would therefor make sense to dedicate one part of the garden to plants suited to this environment. I am a bit [...]

Why I didn’t stop

Why I didn’t stop

by Deon van Huizen I have to confess – I did not stop at the stop sign in the street where I live. I was on my way to the office yesterday morning maintaining a well [...]

Nugter weet

Nugter weet

deur Daleen van Manen Nugter weet alleen hoekom sommige mense, na hulle te diep in die bottel gekyk het, hulle so wangedra dat die polisie ingeroep moet word. Die span in uniform en hulle ondersteuningsnetwerke is [...]