Die Goue Gerwe het op Dinsdag 13 September 2016 hul Lente Ontbyt by die Albatross Restaurant gehou. ‘n Hele paar van die lede kon dit ongelukkig nie bywoon nie, maar die wat daar was het die heerlike ontbyt baie geniet.

Die OVK-span van Mier hou hulle net met verkiesings besig nie, maar is ook by gemeenskapsake betrokke. 

Hierdie energieke span, onderleiding van hul hoof Miquette Dodds, was al by Jeugdagvieringe betrokke en later vanjaar gaan hulle as span aan die Kansa Kalahari Relay for Life deelneem.

Die span het alle staatsdepartemente se vroue in die Miergebied uitgenooi om op 31 Augustus vrouemaand af te sluit. Dit was ook ‘n geleentheid om te kuier en net lekker te ontspan. Die vroue is gevra om die aand stylvol aan te trek en die uitrusting met ‘n kopdoek af te rond.

Die dames het pragtig gelyk. Die kopdoeke was tweeledig – ‘n vrou kan stylvol wees met ‘n kopdoek en andersyds het dit ook ‘n godsdienstige inslag.  

Hendrik Kortman, ‘n verpleër by die Rietfontein kliniek het in sy toespraak die klem laat val op die uitdagings van die beroepsvrou in die werksplek en hoe sy haar pligte as tuisteskepper moet balanseer.

Alhoewel daar al baie water in die see geloop het na 09 Augustus 1956, is die stryd nog net so fel vir die bevryding van die vrou op menige terreinne binne die samelewing, aldus Mnr Kortman.

 

Ansie Fourie het Kuruman op Saterdag 3 September 2016 besoek. Sy het ‘n motiveringspraatjie gelewer by Kathu & Kuruman Dieresorgvereniging se Lentetee. Sowat 120 dames het die geleentheid bygewoon.

Ansie het ‘n heerlike pittige manier om baie diep dinge te bespreek. Daar is baie gelag vir haar manewales maar die diep boodskap het almal se harte aangeraak.

Haar tema was 'n Koei wat gaan lê, vrek.

Sy het, uit persoonlike ervaring, geleer dat wanneer dinge swaar gaan, dit nie die tyd is om te gaan lê nie.

Haar liefde vir mense het in vele projekte gestalte gevind. Sy het saam met ‘n vriendin die Blikplek op Ficksburg begin en werk en ‘n tuiste geskep vir baie mense. By die Blikplek was almal welkom en niks weggegooi nie. Nie ou blikke, plate en skoene nie en ook nie moeë boere en straatkinders nie.

Ansie is tans ‘n maatskaplike werker waar sy haar talente gebruik om mense op te hef.

Sy het al talle eerbetonings ontvang, waaronder Maatskaplike Werker van die Jaar en Ficksburg se Vrou van die Jaar. Maar haar liefde en deernis vir mense is haar mees uitstaande kenmerk.

Die Kathu & Kuruman Dieresorgvereniging wil net aan almal wat die oggend bygewoon het baie dankie sê vir hulle deelname. En ‘n spesiale dankie aan al die gasvrouens vir hulle harde werk. Die tafels is volgens die koei-tema versier en het pragtig gelyk.

 

Ansie Fourie.

 

Peter Beaumont, the renowned South African archaeologist, has died in Kimberley, aged 80 on 01 September 2016.

According to David Morris from the McGregor Museum in Kimberley, Mr Beaumont retired from the museum nearly sixteen years ago, having joined the staff in 1978. His Kimberley-based research would draw international interest to the archaeology of the Northern Cape, and his legacy consists in part in ongoing research programmes at Wonderwerk Cave, Kathu, and Canteen Kopje.

Professor Michael Chazan, co-director of current research at Wonderwerk, says "Peter Beaumont established the Northern Cape as a premier palaeo-science region in Africa. Where he left off, would keep researchers busy for generations.”

It was an interest in ancient mining which at first had brought Mr Beaumont to the Northern Cape, where he excavated precolonial ochre mines near Postmasburg. Major projects followed to excavate and date archaeological and past climate sequences at Wonderwerk Cave, sites around Kathu, an ancient hyaena maternity den called Equus Cave at Taung, and sites along the Vaal River including Pniel and Canteen Kopje. This research formed part of his Northern Cape Pleistocene Project which was funded by the HSRC and the Anglo-American and De Beers Chairman’s Fund. A focus on later periods of prehistory included a survey of Later Stone Age ceramic traditions across the province and efforts to date the archaeological contexts of rock art.

Amongst discoveries made was exceptionally early evidence for use of fire by human ancestors at Wonderwerk Cave.

Mr Beaumont promoted public interest in archaeology through talks and museum exhibits, including involvement in creating the 1989 television series, Origins: the Southern Evidence.

He was instrumental in opening Wonderwerk Cave and Canteen Kopje as public sites with displays for schools and tourists.

Nicky and Strilli Oppenheimer took a personal interest in his work, while the King and Queen of Sweden invited him to address the Travellers Club of Stockholm after meeting him at Rooipoort.

Said Steven Walker, co-director of the research at Kathu, "The breadth and depth of Peter Beaumont's contribution to archaeological knowledge and to the heritage of South Africa is beyond measure. The sites he identified and excavated in the Northern Cape have yielded profound and enlightening discoveries about how our ancestors lived."

Kathu Post Office was one of three branches in the Northern Cape to participate in Spring Day Cleaning, which was selected by the Senior Management at their Head Office. Area Manager Mr Peter Saunderson, Administrator from Upington Dorene Van Wyk and Brain Clarke a Chief Teller, spent a day with the Kathu Post Office employees to clean their premises on 31 August 2016, ahead of the start of the new spring season. Members of the community also took part in the cleaning process.

 Branch Manager Monica Oliphant said, “ I would like to thank my staff for the good job they are doing to our clients and also for taking part in this Spring Day Cleaning, not forgetting the community as a whole that devoted their time to offer us a helping hand”. She added that it is essential that Post Office Branches must always be clean as they are the public faces for their organisation. The Post Office Spring Cleaning Day is the evidence of customer caring and their own corporate looks.

 

Kathu Post Office with their Spring Day Cleaning action.

Salomé Joubert van Lauretha’s Tuisgebak & Spyseniering en haar seun, Jaygé Carstens het op Dinsdag 6 September 2016 die Goue Gerwe besoek. Salomé het ‘n demonstrasie gegee waar sy gewys het hoe ‘n mens in ‘n japtrap soutigheidjies kan maak as daar onverwags gaste opdaag.

Sy gebruik bestanddele wat ‘n mens gewoonlik in die huis het en siedaar – heerlike eetgoed!

Dis nie eens nodig om gou winkel toe te hardloop nie. Almal het heerlik gesmul aan die doopsouse en soutkoekies. Hulle sien baie uit daarna om die resepte te ontvang.

 

Salomé Joubert (heel agter) saam met die Goue Gerwe.

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