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LAERSKOOL OUTENIQUA-LEERLINGE WYS HUL LIEFDE VIR DIERE

- GEORGE NEWS

Leerlinge, almal deel van die Early Act-klub by Laerskool Outeniqua, by kos en ander voorrade wat hulle as deel van hul nuutste gemeenskapsprojek aan Odin (Oudtshoorn Dogs In Need) oorhandig het.

GEORGE NUUS - Leerlinge van die Laerskool Outeniqua het hul liefde vir weerlose diere gewys toe hulle onlangs kos en ander voorrade oorhandig het aan Odin (Oudtshoorn Dogs In Need).

Die leerlinge, almal deel van die Early Act-klub by Laerskool Outeniqua het dit as deel van hulle nuutste gemeenskapsprojek voltooi.

Early Act word by laerskole deur die internasionale Rotariërs ondersteun en het as doel om geleenthede te verskaf aan jong leerders vir aktiewe burgerskap in a kultureel diverse samelewing in ‘n interafhanklike wêreld.

"Ons het onlangs bewus geword van die Odin-projek wat vier jaar gelede op Oudtshoorn begin is, en nou ook aktief is in George, met hul plaaslike basis net buite Blanco," het Danielle Barnard, onderwyser en Early Act-koördineerder by Laerskool Outeniqua, vertel.

"Die inisiatief behels 'n veilige hawe vir mishandelde en verwaarloosde diere waar hul versorg en gerehabiliteer word tot op die punt waar lede van die publiek die diere kan aanneem, maar slegs nadat ondersoek geloods is oor die aanneemouers ten einde herhaalde trauma vir die dier te vermy.

"Ons wou graag iets doen vir die diere sowel as die spesiale mense wat na hul omsien. Ons Early Actors was meer as opgewasse vir die taak."

Die leerlinge, almal deel van die Early Act-klub by Laerskool Outeniqua het dit as deel van hulle nuutste gemeenskapsprojek voltooi.

Die leerders by die Early Act-klub, bygestaan deur hul ouers, sowel as die skool in sy geheel, het kos en ander voorrade gereël vir die samekoms. Op die dag van die besoek het sowat 35 Early Actors by die Odin-basis buite Blanco byeengekom, die voedsel en voorrade oorhandig, en toe met die honde en katte op die gronde gespeel.

"Die sleutelwaardes van ons skool is respek, hoflikheid, probleemoplossing en verantwoordelikheid," het Johan Smit, hoof van Laerskool Outeniqua, gesê.

"Early Act verskaf aan ons 'n manier om hierdie beginsels te koester en te bevorder."

Carryn Trollope, president van die George Rotariërs, het gesê die organisasie is trots om met die Outeniqua Early Actors geassosieer te word.

"Hulle inisiatiewe verpersoonlik die leierskap, empatie en gemeenskapsbetrokkenheid wat ons land baie nodig het."

Enige persoon wat navrae het oor die lansering van 'n Early Act-klub by hul laerskool is welkom om met Wilhelm van der Vyver van die George Rotariërs te skakel tydens kantoorure by 044 873 0215.

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TANJA STORM KOM SING IN GEORGE

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GEORGE NUUS - Nes die Kaapse Dokter, storm Tanja die musiekbedryf binne op 'n jong ouderdom en is hier om te bly. Getoë in Melkbosstrand en alreeds 'n meester van die klawerbord op ouderdom sewe, het Tanja geweet musiek spoel soos die branders deur haar - onkeerbaar.

Sy neem haar debuut album in 2009 op en die optredes stroom landwyd in, maar nou is sy op pad met 'n splinternuwe album getiteld, Ek is oppad.

En sy is op pad na George waar sy op Saterdag 24 Augustus in die George-kunsteteater optree met 'n lewendige orkes.

Gaskunstenaars vir die aand is eie aan die Tuinroete, Bea Crawford en Albert Meintjes. Beide gevestigde sangers en liedjieskrywers, gaan hulle bydra tot die aand se vermaak. Bea is 'n talentvolle musikale teateraktrise en bekroonde skrywer, en het verskeie van haar gedigte in Suid-Afrika gepubliseer.



Albert se sterkste bron van liriese inspirasie word getrek uit die gebeure van die daaglikse lewe en die emosies wat hulle op ons aanspreek.

Sy verhale van liefde, avontuur en die al te dikwels onsigbare natuurskoon wat ons omring, beloof om sy gehoor op 'n inspirerende en boeiende reis te neem.

Kaartjies is beskikbaar by Computicket of skakel 044 874 3142 vir navrae.



Tanja is op pad na George waar sy op Saterdag 24 Augustus in die George-kunsteteater optree met 'n lewendige orkes.

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MAN SURVIVES FALL FROM VIC BAY CLIFF

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The man was airlifted to hospital. Photos: NSRI Wilderness
GEORGE NEWS - A 30 year old man survived a fall from a cliff in Victoria Bay on Saturday.

Craig Lambinon, NSRI Spokesman, says the man survived a 10m fall of a cliff face. According to Lambinon the man was airlifted to hospital in a serious but stable condition.

He said the man was helped by NSRI Wilderness, EMS and George Fire and Rescue and they were assisted by a private doctor who happened to be on holiday.

“The doctor initiated medical treatment. The man was first airlifted out of the barely accessible area before taken to hospital by helicopter.”

Athane Scholtz, George Municipality media liaison officer, says it was a joint operation between NSRI and George Fire and Rescue.



The man was helped by NSRI Wilderness, EMS and George Fire and Rescue and they were assisted by a private doctor who happened to be on holiday.

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WORLD CHAMP AT AGE 7

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Mia Ryan

GEORGE NEWS - At age seven, little Mia Ryan from George was crowned Junior Brazilian Jiu Jitsu World Champion in England two weeks ago.

Mia has had a busy year, training hard and competing all over South Africa and Europe. This youngster has some impressive wins to her name.

She is the current South African champion, took gold in Italy, gold in Lausanne in Switzerland, gold in Geneva, Switzerland, gold at NAGA Germany, is the UK national champion, and now reached her dream and took gold for No Gi and bronze for Gi at the Junior World Championships.

She's not alone in her accomplishments. Her brothers Ben (12) and Tim (9) also did very well.

Ben took silver on day one in two categories, with a nail-biting final against the current double world champion, then on day two took third in a higher weight category. He has also had a busy year, winning his categories in Italy, Switzerland, UK and Germany.



Tim took bronze on day two in a very large, experienced category. He can also boast gold in his categories in Italy, Switzerland, UK and Germany.

For the past year the children have been training really hard, seven days a week, on techniques and fitness under the coaching of Robert Harris and Linda van de Merve of Bear Fight Club and Boxfit in George.

Mia and her family currently live in Switzerland while her dad works there. They will return to George later this year.

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ERNST VAN DYK: OCC HERO

- GEORGE NEWS
The 17th OCC will take place in George on Saturday 14 September.



Ernst van Dyk: OCC hero

GEORGE NEWS - Ernst van Dyk is probably the best known and most watched athlete in the history of the Outeniqua Cycle Challenge. He has been the star attraction and has been instrumental to the success of the event. For that George and the OCC is eternally grateful.

Ernst was born with congenital absence of both legs. His parents, two provincial-level athletes, recognised his athletic abilities and encouraged sports participation.

"I thought I was given a disability to overcome and that was part of my process of growing up and how the Lord wanted to teach me to be a better person. I realised He had given me a talent to perform well on the world scene, to inspire people and to make people realise that when they think there is no way out, there is actually a way out," he told Beyond the Ultimate in 2012.

While at school in Kimberly in his teens, he competed nationally as a swimmer.

In 1992 he began his studies at Stellenbosch University and also competed in the Barcelona Paralympics as a swimmer and wheelchair athlete.

The cheering crowd at the athletics track in Barcelona persuaded him to concentrate on wheelchair racing, but after the Games he lost his sponsorship. "It felt like being fired from the job," he said at the time. "I quit training for nine months until I reminded myself of a commitment I had made to my father."

Since then Ernst has competed in every Paralympics to date. He won numerous silver and bronze medals before finally winning gold in Beijing in 2012.

Ernst has won a record 10 Boston Marathons, including six straight between 2001 and 2006. The ninth, in 2010, was a record for that event for any class. Apart from Boston, he has won the New York City Marathon and the Los Angeles Marathon twice, as well as the Paris Marathon and the Great North Run.

The South African government has also recognised Van Dyk's contribution to sport. He received the Presidential Golden Award for sport in 2002 and 2004. In 2010 he was awarded the Order of Ikhamanga in silver.

Internationally he was also awarded the Laureus World Sports Awards for Sportsperson with a Disability of the year for 2006 and voted Commonwealth Sports Star of the year for 2004.

In spite of all of his sporting success, Ernst believes that his biggest achievement is being the first disabled person to graduate with a degree in Sports Science. Van Dyk's company, Enabled Sport, deals in equipment for athletes with disabilities. He lives in Paarl with his wife and daughter.

The Outeniqua Cycle Challenge
The 17th OCC, a wheelchair race exclusively for disabled athletes, which attracts athletes from all over the world, will take place in George on Saturday 14 September.

Athletes in racing wheelchairs, adapted bicycles, hand cycles, basketball chairs and ordinary wheelchairs have made this into the premier sporting event for the disabled on the South African sporting calendar. It undoubtedly has the potential to develop into one of the best events of its kind in the world!

Apart from the George Municipality and the George Business Chamber, Lancewood and the Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport are supporting the event and Halfway Toyota is the venue host.

For more information about the OCC, contact event organiser Alewijn Dippenaar on 082 457 5675 / visit the OCC website www.georgeocc.co.za / www.facebook.com/OCC.Wheelchairchallenge. Online entries can be made at http://georgeocc.co.za/wp-content/upl...er2019.pdf

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CLIVIASKOU OP 10 AUGUSTUS

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Die Jingle Bells interspesie wat deur Bertie Guilliome gekweek is.

GEORGE NUUS - Die Garden Route-cliviaklub hou op Saterdag 10 Augustus 'n skou by George-kwekery.

Besigtiging deur die publiek is tussen 10:00 en 13:00. Cliviaplante van bekende kwekers sal te koop wees.

Besoek die klub se webwerf, www.gardenroutecliviaclub.org.za vir meer inligting of bel die voorsitter, Carrie Kruger by 083 343 1288 of die sekretaris, Rocco Kriel by 083 653 9644.

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Taking charge of your happiness...!

- GEORGE NEWSThis is your invitation. Please note that although you need not reserve your seat it would be great should you be able to let us know if you will be attending to assist us with catering purposes. Looking for to see you there...!

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COVER YOUR STEEL WITH THE BEST...!

- GEORGE NEWS


Night shift workers have a special bond, working long hours at what they do best.
SOUTHERN CAPE BUSINESS NEWS - South Cape Galvanising recently celebrated their first birthday under new ownership.

These specialists in metal coating rose like a phoenix and spread their wings to accommodate much bigger operations.

Manager Johan Naudé says their new plant is using a bigger "kettle" and can now galvanise beams up to 11m in length, and bigger gates (6m x 2m). "Previously this was not possible, and products had to be sent to Cape Town. This is no longer necessary because we can do it right here in George," he says.

Metallurgical bond
The technique used at South Cape Galvanising is called hot-dip galvanising, and involves the process of coating iron and steel with zinc. The process results in a metallurgical bond between the zinc and steel. The zinc alloys with the surface of the steel when the metal is immersed in a bath of molten zinc at a temperature of around 449°C. Galvanised steel is a strong material that protects the base metal from corrosion. The coating protects the base metal by acting as a barrier between the metal and the atmosphere.

Green at heart
Naudé is very proud of their plant's exceptionally light carbon footprint. He says being environmentally friendly is one of their business's top priorities. "With our new filtration systems our impact on the environment has been decreased even more," he says. "The last tests show that our plant's operations have almost no effect on the environment." The business makes use of the company Enviroserve to transport their waste.

Why galvanise?
Galvanising is lower in first cost than many other commonly specified protective coatings for steel. It is also almost invariably the cheapest option in the long term, because it lasts longer and needs less maintenance. The life expectancy of galvanised coating on structures is in excess of 50 years in most rural environments, and more than 25 years in areas with severe coastal and urban exposure.

A galvanised coating has a unique metallurgical structure which gives outstanding resistance to mechanical damage during transport, erection and service.

Every part of a galvanised product is protected – even sharp corners and inaccessible areas. No coating applied to a structure or fabrication after completion can provide the same protection. A galvanised process is not dependent on weather conditions and the product can be used and erected the moment the process has been finished. No time is lost on surface preparation, painting and inspection.

• South Cape Galvanising is open to the public on weekdays, Monday to Thursday from 08:00 to 17:00, and Friday from 08:00 to 15:00. Business is closed on Saturdays and Sundays. For information or bookings, phone 044 874 4284.



With a staff component of 28 friendly workers, South Cape Galvanising takes pride in their business. At the back, second from left, is the manager, Johan Naudé, and third from right the office manager, Marica Krüger. Photo: Michelle Pienaar



Production manager Jonathan Kolbé.

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NUWE NEUROCHIRURG OPEN PRAKTYK IN GEORGE

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Dr. Percy Bezuidenhout en sy vrou, Michelle.
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GEORGE SAKENUUS - George word 'n nuwe neurochirurg ryker, dr. Percy Bezuidenhout van Rustenburg.

Hy open op 1 Julie 'n praktyk in Mediclinic George waar 'n praktykgeleentheid ontstaan het na die aftrede van dr. Pieter Eksteen vroeër die jaar.

Dr. Bezuidenhout het sy voor- en nagraadse studies aan die Universiteit van Pretoria voltooi. Hy was sedert sy kwalifisering in 2002 as neurochirurg in 'n privaat praktyk in Rustenburg. "Ek het besluit om my praktyk na George te skuif omdat dit as 'n vriendelike en veilige plek bekend is.

"Dit is mos 'die plek waar almal wil wees'. Met dr. Eksteen se aftrede, het die geleentheid beskikbaar geword," sê hy.

Sy werk behels chirurgie van die senuwees, dus breinchirurgie vir toestande soos breinkankers, vaskulêre abnormaliteite in die brein en ook trauma van die brein.

Hy doen ook spinaaloperasies waar degenerasie van die spinaalkolom of trauma en kankers van die spinaalkolom voorkom.

"Ek het 'n spesiale belangstelling in chroniese pynbehandeling asook chirurgiese behandeling van bewegingsiektes soos Parkinson-siekte, spastisiteit en tremor deur middel van diepbreinstimulasie (DBS - deep brain stimulation).

Die plan is om soortgelyke klinieke in George te begin en sodoende die dienste aan die omgewing beskikbaar te maak."

Dr. Bezuidenhout is getroud met Michelle en die egpaar het vyf kinders.

Hy is 'n ywerige sportman wat deelneem aan driekamp en marathons, is lief vir die buitelug en geniet aktiwiteite saam met sy gesin.

Adres: Tweede Vloer, Mediclinic George (dr. Eksteen se vorige spreekkamers)
Tel: 044 873 2661

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GEORGE KRY HULP MET ERFENISINVENTARIS

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Marlize de Bruyn, waarnemende voorsitter van die George Erfenistrust, dr. Antonia Malan, voorsitter van die Wes-Kaapse Erfenisraad, Stefan de Kock, 'n erfenisdeskundige en Colette Scheermeyer, adjunk-direkteur Erfenis Wes-Kaap. Foto's: Eugene Gunning

GEORGE NUUS - Erfenis Wes-Kaap gaan die George-munisipaliteit help met die opstel van 'n erfenisinventaris. Dit het aan die lig gekom na 'n vergadering Dinsdagmiddag tussen verteenwoordigers van die Wes-Kaapse Erfenisraad, Erfenis Wes-Kaap, bewaringsinstansies en plaaslike owerhede.

Dit kom teen die agtergrond van kwaai kritiek wat in Februarie uitgespreek is oor die huidige inventaris. So 'n inventaris moet ingevolge die Erfeniswet van 1999 tot stand kom en die plaaslike owerheid is daarvoor verantwoordelik.

Probleme met die huidige inventaris kom al 'n lang pad. Die munisipaliteit het 'n inventaris laat opstel, maar dit het nie voldoen aan al die vereistes nie. 'n Paar jaar gelede is dit aanvanklik verwerp, maar later met streng voorwaardes goedgekeur. Die inventaris moet inligting bevat van alle strukture wat 60 jaar en ouer is. Voordat enige strukture verander of aangepas kan word, moet die Wes-Kaapse Erfenisraad eers toestemming aan 'n munisipaliteit gee. Die inventaris word as die basis vir ingeligte besluite beskou.

Colette Scheermeyer, adjunk-direkteur Erfenis Wes-Kaap het na Dinsdag se vergadering op vrae van die George Herald bevestig dat George se erfenisinventaris bespreek is. Volgens haar is voorgestel dat George kyk na hoe ander munisipaliteite dit suksesvol opgestel het. Daar is verskillende wyses hoe om dit te doen.

Wanneer die kwessie van die opstel van inventarisse ter sprake kom blyk dit dat munisipaliteite nie noodwendig die kapasiteit het nie. Op die vergadering is alternatiewe ookbespreek.

Voorbeelde van ander inventarisse sal beskikbaar gestel word.

Scheermeyer het benadruk dat Wes-Kaap Erfenis meer sigbaar wil wees en help. Vandeesweek se besoek is die eerste in 'n reeks van uitreikprogramme. Gewoonlik hou die Wes-Kaapse Erfenisraad sy vergaderings in Kaapstad by sy hoofkantoor. Verlede jaar is 'n raadsvergadering op Hermanus gehou en Woensdag die eerste keer in George.

Dr. Antonia Malan, voorsitter van die raad, het gesê die raad wil die "gesigte agter die telefoon en e-posse" ontmoet. Waar daar probleme is moet gekyk word hoe dit opgelos kan word.

Daar is nooit genoeg kapasiteit nie. Munisipaliteite is onder druk om byvoorbeeld te ontwikkel, inkomste te genereer, huise te bou en water te verskaf.



Van die verteenwoordigers van die Wes-Kaapse Erfenisraad, Erfenis Wes-Kaap, bewaringsinstansies en plaaslike owerhede wat Dinsdag se vergadering in George bygewoon het.

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