Archive for February, 2017

WELCOME TO FAVOUR STUD

Favour Stud is a thoroughbred horse breeding and training facility that was established in 2007. The stud farm is located in the Stilbaai area in the Western Cape of South Africa.

Favour Stud is presently home to some of South Africa’s finest thoroughbreds and is acquiring a strong presence in equine racing and breeding since 2008.

Ernst and Engelize Du Preez acquired the farm in 2007. His personal involvement with the stud and winning philosophy have set the standard for Favour Stud’s team of dedicated professional managers and staff.
Favour Stud’s geographical position in the Western Cape, ensures healthy, strong Racing Thoroughbreds. The quality of this breeding stock has quickly advanced the recognition of Favourstud’s name in the Racing and breeding circles.

With high quantities of water and the tranquil surroundings, the stud farm is perfect for the breeding and training of thoroughbred horses. Favour Stud spans approximately 300 hectares and is deep-rooted with natural draining water. Our paddocks are placed on nutrient rich soil consisting of lime stone which makes our pastures quality excellent for young growing thoroughbred foals, broodmares and race horses.

Favourstud currently has a large amount of bold black type broodmares which boast sire names such as National Assembly, Argosy, Wolfhound, Shoe Danzig, and many other excellent Stallions.
Favour Stud offers mares comfortable large bedded stalls, daily turnout and individual feeding needs. Attentive care provides scheduled vaccinations, reproductive care, with a selected farrier and veterinarian in close proximity. The management team – Renate and Jannie stay on the farm and night watch is provided by experienced employees, and constant communication with staff ensures safety for all the horses.
Renate and Jannie are continuously implementing the newest proven management and training techniques. The high rate of placements in the thoroughbred races are proof of their continued strive towards excellence.
The Stud Farm is a registered thoroughbred horse breeder and training facility with the National Horse Racing Authority and member of the Thoroughbred Breeders Association, The Cape Breeders Club and the SA Racing Association.
Meaning of Favour: Favour for us is an act done out of goodwill and generosity.Favour Racing Silks. Favour Stud breeds to race and race in its own racing colours and we therefore do not only breed horses but also actively race our own horses.

We actively enjoy and partake in the horse racing industry and ultimately experience the irresistible excitement and lifestyle filled with passion as racehorse owners and breeders.

KWEKERY & DAM RESTAURANT

‘n Nuwe jaar, ‘n wonderlike nuwe begin!
Hierdie Kwekery & Dam Restaurant gaan Dié PLEK in die groter Hessequa (en later wyer) omgewing word waar onvergeetlike oomblikke met geliefdes, vriende of kennisse geskep gaan word.

Die Maatskappy se naam is nie verniet: Beloftegrond nie. Met eienaars, Jaco & Reinette Swanepoel en ‘n vriendelike spannetjie: Ansie, Maurina en Elmarie in die Restaurant en Tania en Irwan in die Kwekery, beloof enige besoek aan hierdie besigheid ‘n sorgvrye belewenis te wees vol spesiale aandenkings.

Die spesiale geleenthede soos verjaarsdae, konferensies, partytjies en troues getuig reeds van heerlike kos en keurige bediening. Aldus een van die gaste: “Hierdie is die lekkerste troue (en glo my, ek was al by baie) met die lekkerste kos wat ek nog bygewoon het”. Elke buitelander wat met die Kwekery se toerismebordjies ry tot by die prageiendom, staan verstom.
Hul spreek hul waardering uit vir die uitsig, besondere atmosfeer, uitmuntende etes en warm vriendelikheid. Die Restaurant verwerf hierdeur 5 sterre op ‘Tripadvisor’.
Sondagetes is nou weer die norm. Spesiale tafelhoekies word geskep vir bespreekte gaste en etes word deur Jaco met sorg voorberei – vars elke Sondagoggend… en almal kuier heerlik in die gesellige atmosfeer wat heers. Die kontantkroeg is deurentyd beskikbaar.

Die Tentakkommodasie is reeds beskikbaar op ‘n Bed-en-Ontbytbasis (“die matras! Die beddegoed! Die mooi interieur! He-e-erlik geslaap en gestort!” Aldus ‘n gas). Gesellige kuierarea met TV en aandetes vervolmaak gaste se ervaring. Dierbare dwergkonyne en hoenders is heeltyd te siene; ganse loop in die weidingsarea en die lagduifies skep ‘n rustige atmosfeer.

‘n Baie Spesiale Valentynsete (14 Februarie) met ‘n dans agterna (met 2 verrassings!) gaan ‘n tendens vorm vir toekomstige romantiese aande waartydens paartjies kan ontspan en kwaliteit tyd met mekaar kan spandeer. ‘n ‘Ballroom’ instrukteur sal dié wat wil leer Ramba en Tango ens. so tussendeur met raad en daad bedien, of daar kan net gesellig gekyk word hoe dit gedoen word.

Lekker kuier, lekker eet en ja, nou ook lekker slaap – nou sinoniem van Die Kwekery & Dam Restaurant. Moet dit nie mis nie!
(Onthou om op ons Facebookblad te lees wie Katrientjie en Storkie is en wat die storie agter die nuwe Koivisse is)!

HANNELIE GEE OM

Ons wil eerstens net baie dankie sê aan almal, wat skenkings sover gemaak het en daardeur hierdie projek help om voort te kan gaan. Soos julle weet is ons NIE ‘n geregistreerde organisasie NIE; ons is maar net doodgewone mense wat uit die liefde vir ons medemens probeer om ‘n verskil te maak in ‘n behoeftige persoon/gesin se lewe. Daarom noem ons dit ‘n liefdadigheidsorganisasie.

Ons wil baie graag die volgende persone/besighede bedank vir hulle bydraes:
·Leon & Melandie Pretorius
·Enertude George (Thys)
·Lappiesbaai Restaurant (Laetitia de Kock)
·Bellevue Resort (Chrisna Uys)
·Michelle & Elardus Behrens
·Werda Crafts & Dekor (Adri van Vuuren)
·Dolfyn (Gys) Sweiswerke (Gys van Vuuren)

Ons wil ook baie graag die volgende persone/besighede bedank vir hulle bydraes in ons permanente projek “Gebottelde Water Projek” (Sien onder vir meer inligting).

Anoniem van Drieklip = 10 x 6 pakke blikkies Coke (60 blikkies in totaal)
·Elmar Joubert & sy vrou = 1 x 5L water
·Ettienne Swart & sy vrou = 20 x 500ml water
·Huppelland Kleuterskool = 1 x 5L water / 6 x 1L water / 14 x 500ml water / 5 x sjokolades
(Juffrou Irma Kemp)

In die Hessequa area is daar altesame 28 gesinne:
·Albertinia = 10 gesinne
·Gouritsmond = 4 gesinne
·Riversdal = 9 gesinne
·Stilbaai = 5 gesinne
Ons kry gereeld navrae oor waar hierdie gesinne woon of wie hierdie gesinne is, maar ons kan dit ongelukkig nie uitgee nie, want ons probeer sover moontlik hierdie gesinne se identiteite beskerm vir die kinders se onthalwe.

Ons beoog om die volgende projekte as permanente projekte in te stel:
·Kos & Toiletware Pakkie
·Skool-Toebroodjie-Projek
·Gebottelde Water Projek
Blokkies Wol Projek
·Munt-Bottel-Projek
Ons gaan net ‘n klein bietjie van elke projek vertel, maar indien jy graag meer inligting wil bekom is jy meer as welkom om my te kontak, want ons werskaf nog aan hierdie projekte, so daar mag dalk ‘n paar kinkels in die kabels kom.

·Kos & Toiletware Pakkie:
Ons glo nie, ons hoef veel hieroor te sê nie, want die naam sê alles. Enige kos en toiletware is welkom. Ons vertel altyd vir die mense, dit wat jy in jou huis gebruik, dit is ook goed genoeg vir ‘n skenking.
Skool-Toebroodjie-Projek:
Ons het van verskeie skole in Albertinia, Riversdal en Stilbaai verneem dat hulle pouse toebroodjies uitdeel aan minderbevoorregte kinders. Ons wil graag saam met hierdie dames werk en ook namens Hannelie Gee Om ook items soos margarien en ander smeersels (bv. Peanut Butter, Marmite, Konfys en so meer) vir toebroodjies skenk.
·Gebottelde Water Projek:
In die Hessequa-area is daar altyd so baie brande, nie net veldbrande nie, maar brande wat in huise en so meer ontstaan. Die brandbestryders het altyd ‘n groot tenkwa met water, maar daardie water kan die brandbestryders nie drink nie, want dit kom gewoonlik uit rivier of damme uit. Daarom het ons besluit om hierdie projek op die been te bring, sodat daar altyd genoeg voorrade is en dat ‘n mens nie op nommer 99 moet rondskarrel vir sulke items nie. Items wat ons hier benodig is soos volg: Gebottelde water (enige grootte), Koeldrank of energie drankies, Energie of sjokolade stafies, Oogdruppels

·Blokkies Wol Projek:
Ek en my ma het ‘n projek begin verlede jaar genaamd HanRi Diere Kos & Kombersie Projek. Ons hekel blokkies van wol (20cm x 20cm OF A5 grootte). Jy kan ons ook help om blokkies te brei, te hekel of te “loom”. Jy kan die blokkies van enige wol maak en jy kan ook die blokkies enige patroon maak. As jy nie een van die drie kan doen nie, is jy ook meer as welkom om vir ons wol te skenk. Selfs ou wol items wat ons kan lostrek is ook meer as welkom. Die wol kan enige grootte, dikte, lengte, en so meer wees. Indien jy ‘n lys wil ontvang vir watter instansies ons kombersies voor maak kan jy gerus net ‘n e-pos stuur.

·Munt-Bottel-Projek:
Die naam sê alles! Jy kry ‘n groterige bottel of blik en dan gooi jy al jou kleingeld daarin. Dan kan jy die inhoud van die bottel / blik vir Hannelie Gee Om skenk en daaruit gaan ons dan die nodige items koop wat ons dringend benodig vir hierdie gesinne. Jy is ook meer as welkom om self items daaruit te koop en aan ons te skenk. En op hierdie manier voel ‘n mens dit nie so erg aan jou sak om ‘n skenking te maak nie.

NUWE PROJEK: Paasfees Projek
Die volgende projek wat ons tans aanpak en julle hulp mee benodig is die “Paasfees Projek” Ons beoog om die lekkergoed pakkies vir die kinders die 06 Mei 2017 te gaan uitdeel as ‘n laat Paasfees pakkie. Enige paaseiers en lekkergoed is welkom. Ons wil dit juis eers na April-maand gee, want dan is daar heelwat paaseiers en ander sjokolade lekkergoed op uitverkoping en dan betaal jy nie so duur daarvoor nie.

AFSET GEBIEDE:
Albertinia: Hannelie Gee Om (Hannelie OF Rina Pretorius), Adres: LENIEHOF NR 5, KERKSTR 32, ALBERTINIA
Tel:078 3340 389 E-pos: hannelie.skenkings@gmail.com

Stilbaai: Chrisna Uys, Adres: Bellevue Resort, Oslerstr. 8, Stilbaai-Oos, Tel: 028 754 1505, Tye: Maandae tot Vrydae vanaf 09h00 – 12h00 en 14h00 – 16h00,

Mosselbaai: Nadia Jardim, Adres: Hartenbos Landgoed 76, Hartenbos, Tel: 072 212 8645

Ons is nog opsoek na nog afset gebiede (persoon of besigheid) veral in Riversdal & Gouritsmond waar die publiek skenkings heen kan neem. Indien jy of iemand wat jy ken ‘n afsetgebied wil wees, stuur asb. vir my ‘n e-pos. Ander dorpe & gebiede in die Hessequa en Eden gebied (Suid-Kaap of Tuin Roete) is ook meer as welkom.

Indien julle enige navrae of voorstelle het, laat weet gerus. Vertel ook asb. vir julle vriende, familie, kollegas en so meer ook hiervan, want sonder julle hulp kan ons nie ‘n sukses hiervan maak nie. Hou ook gerus my Facebook blad “Hannelie Gee Om” vir enige nuwe projekte dop. On plaas ook gereeld daar die skenkings wat ons ontvang en ook wanneer ons dit gaan uitdeel die persoon se lyf met die skenking. Nogmaals baie duisende dankie!!!

Groete vanuit Albertinia
Hannelie Pretorius  

LIFE… with Elsa

Why are educators emotionally drained?
Aside from all the admin, after school activities and marking books, there is an emotional side to being a teacher. Each one of us has a mirror on our chest. On this mirror, we carry all our beliefs and perceptions. We constantly mirror/reflect those beliefs and perceptions in each other leading to conflict, misunderstanding, trauma etc. The mirroring/reflection can also have a positive outcome, hence some people become very good friends. If you are an educator with 15-50 students in your classroom, you are bound to reflect something in your students and them in you.

What does mirroring and reflecting mean?
When someone does/says something that upsets/annoys/frustrates you, it is because they reflect something in you.
Example; Lucy is always late for Mr Ruter’s class. He is furious every time and scolds her. There is something in Lucy’s mind that makes her late for every one of Mr Ruter’s classes. Mr Ruter then takes it personally and might feel she doesn’t have respect for his time. When Mr Ruter is able to stay calm and realise that there is something else that makes Lucy late, he will actually access a different part of his mind that allows him to have a different approach to Lucy’s behaviour.
Most of us thought that students are just being rude / disrespectful or act like teenagers when in fact, it goes much deeper. Reflections are usually/mainly from perceptions. Do you understand then that Educators need to deal with much more than what was ever mentioned or expected?

How can Educators then help themselves to get rid of the reflections? Good news: When we control our perceptions, we control the reflections.
This is how:
Step 1: Write all your perceptions down about;
– Yourself as an educator
– Your classroom
– Your students and their abilities
Step 2: Find the perceptions that might have a negative impact on yourself and your students.
Step 3: Find the belief / root / thinking pattern behind those perceptions.
Step 4: Change them with what it is you want by visualising the difference between the new line of thought and the old perception.
Does it sounds complicated / Too difficult / or are you struggling? If so contact your expert Master NLP Practitioner, Elsa Cronje.

FORMER GANGSTER TURNS LIFE AROUND

 

The entrepreneur who dared to ask: What if I could make eco-friendly cleaning products affordable to the masses…?

A young man who had to repeat Grade 10 three times because of his involvement in drugs and gangs, has changed his life around to become an entrepreneur. He now hopes to positively impact South Africa by providing premium and affordable natural products for personal care, household and businesses. Khululekani Nyobole, 26, is one of the entrepreneurs to come out of the New Ventures Studio incubator, an initiative of Salesian Life Choices.

It is difficult to believe the elegant, soft-spoken entrepreneur had been an unruly teenager who wasted two years of his life on drugs and crime. He grew up in Khayelitsha where young boys look up to gangsters as role models, Khulah explains. “You grow up thinking all that matters is to become the top dog. I did all sorts of drugs and I mean all sorts – cocaine, heroin, tik, mandrax, ecstasy. You name them, I have done them.”

He was 15 when his life started falling apart, Khulah says. “The first time I did Grade 10, I didn’t study at all. I would just go to school to rob other students. Afterwards I would jump the fence to go and smoke dagga.” Failing Grade 10 for a second time he finally passed Grade 10 in 2006 and did quite well in Grade 11 and 12.

It wasn’t easy because some of his friends were still in gangs and they scorned and bullied him for trying to be a “good boy”. “It was seen as shameful to wear school uniform. I would disguise myself in civies that looked like a school uniform – a black jean, a white shirt and All Star shoes – so that the guys wouldn’t suspect this ‘gangster’ is actually still going to school!”

Time was a wake-up call, Khulah admits. “Deep down I knew this loser I’d become wasn’t the real me. I tried really hard to distance myself from criminal activities. I knew I had the brains, so I persisted.” After matric he started working as a cashier at the health food franchise Kauai. Soon he was promoted to a supervisor and this inspired him to go to university. It was a proud moment for Khulah and his family when he was awarded a BA Degree in 2014 from the University of the Western Cape and started working on an honours degree in History.

As a student Khulah came across a concept in an environmental ethics class that resulted in a light bulb moment and became the inspiration for Nurturer. “When I learned about teleology, the suggestion that everything has a purpose and a deeper meaning, it changed my thinking about the environment.”
Although Khulah has always been passionate about cleanliness – his friends used to tease him about his neatness – he wasn’t too bothered about environmental issues and the impact human behaviour has on it. “This theory confirmed something I instinctively knew as the truth: when we honour the earth we honour ourselves. I was born and raised in the township and I started questioning why people in low income can’t afford it.

And so the idea for Nurturer was born – to make natural premium products accessible and affordable to all South Africans and delivered right to their doorstep. With the help of business experts he met at the New Ventures Studio, Khulah started to develop a business plan, a corporate identity and
“We say we want to sustain the planet and prevent global warming, but the mechanism through which we want to achieve this are not affordable to the majority of poor people. Eco-friendly products are often more expensive than the ones damaging the environment. You can’t blame people for buying cheap and more toxic products when the eco-friendly alternatives are almost twice as expensive.”
Communities do not have the option to buy affordable natural products that are healthy and safe for both humans and nature. Products range from personal care, to cleaning products for households and businesses.

The Nurturer range was developed with the help of well established natural product manufacturers who found the right mix of natural raw materials that would be cost-effective to manufacture on a large scale. Khulah is now dreaming of establishing a laboratory of his own to constantly develop new products.
Nurturer’s business model of door-to-door sales will enable agents to educate people about the value of using eco-friendly products. Nurturer’s agents will be able to generate an income, which will create wonderful opportunities for unemployed people. Khulah believes the time is right for people to support small entrepreneurs rather than big brands. “Our prices will be similar to that of products in supermarkets. Besides households, we’ll also target businesses and we hope to eventually supply schools and government.”

Khulah is grateful for the support and investment he received from New Ventures Studio. “I feel privileged that they hold 20% equity in my business, because if it hadn’t been for them, I wouldn’t be where I’m today. At the beginning of 2016, I joined NVS with just an idea and they helped me bring it to fruition. They have become co-founders in my business. Salesian Life Choices is a social enterprise that works with young people in the townships around Cape Town aiming to tackle inequality. Nurturer is a company that offers an added bonus – when buying Nurturer products people will not only be nurturing themselves, their loved ones and the planet, but they will be supporting the development of previously disadvantaged communities.”

There is great excitement about the launch of Nurturer in February. “We just got started,” Khulah ads. “We hope that every South African will join us and become a Nurturer.”
Life Choices (021) 696 4157 / 061 767 5061