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The voice of Renee van niekerk

My name is Renee Van Niekerk, however, I sing under the name…RENEE. I have been singing for many years, but only recently (end of 2017) released a CD, “Pages from my life” where I managed to write 5 original songs. 4 with the help of Philip and Chrissie Rousseau from Angel Music productions and then 1 totally on my own. We released a music video using the song “Mirror of my soul” which is also on the CD and a song that I wrote on my own for my husband, Hennie Van Niekerk. I have shared a stage with many...

FARM KIDS SA STARTS OFF WITH A BANG

Maritza Van Zyl Princess – on Sunday 25th November 2018, a beautiful summer’s day, the West rand came to life. At what was the inaugural event at SA Lifestyle Village, Farm Kids SA was officially opened by renowned country singer Jody Wayne. After weeks of intense work the owners of SA Lifestyle Village, Renate and Strini Govender together with Faye Potgieter from West rand Pet & Bird Farm were thrilled to be able to show the fruits of their labour to the West Rand community. This initiative was made possible by volunteers from the local community who were presented with...

FOKUS Dr Gerald Erasmus

Dr Gerald Erasmus Hierdie opvoedkundige en taalkundige bring ’n ryke verskeidenheid vaardighede, gebaseer op bykans 37 jaar se beroepsondervinding, na die werksomgewing van sy keuse. Hy is akademies hoogs gekwalifiseerd en beskik oor ’n wye reeks tegniese vaardighede wat betrekking het op bestuur en projekimplementering. Na ’n suksesvolle loopbaan as onderwyser, universiteitsdosent en direkteur by NRO’s, is hy in Januarie 2003 deur ’n Koeweitse Maatskappy, International Turnkey Systems, gekontrakteer as kurrikuleerder en opleier by hulle projek by die Islamitiese Ontwikkelingsbank in Jeddah, Saoedi-Arabië. Na die suksesvolle voltooiing van die projek in April 2004, is hy in Mei 2004 deur Sanlam...

THE VOICE OF ERNEST VISSER

Ernest Visser I have never thought of myself as a professional singer, if you asked me where you see yourself in 5 years 18 years ago I would have not said a professional singer. I use to do signage and that was the career a wanted to grow in further. But when I first started to sing and saw how happy I make the crowd it just felt right. I still remember the first time I stood in front of the crowd, it was at a friend’s karaoke bar, I was 35 years old and the very first song I...

Questions and answers about Deceased Estates

Questions and answers about Deceased Estates

JOHANN GROBLER • I don’t trust the executor. What can I do? First prize is to maintain a sound relationship with the executor or the actual person in his office who is involved with the winding-up process. Ask for a copy of the will and copies of documents you may be interested in. Keep in mind that you cannot demand the furnishing of these copies. The next option is to check the file at the Master’s Office. However, be warned that you may find that to be a fruitless exercise. There is one important “open door”. Before the executor may...

Hoekom is my bloeddruk belangrik?

Dr Jaco Jurgens Politiek is sleg vir mens se bloeddruk, veel te meer as die diagnose van bloeddruk die onderwerp is. Die manne wat weet kan net nie besluit wat is hoog en wat nie. In hierdie warboel van verskillende kriteria moet ons as algemene praktisyns hond haaraf maak. Die meet van bloeddruk is nog ’n dilemma. Al my bloeddrukmeters is gekallibreer. Die elektronies aparate beskikbaar is nie so akkuraat as die ou kwikmeters nie en sukkel veral as daar abnormale ritme (Disritmieë) is soos atriale fibrillasie. Dit is egter volgens Prof Kerr ’n goeie idee as almal met hoë...

MARTINS BE SAFE THIS FESTIVE SEASON

Martin Du Toit The festive season is a time to spend with loved ones and to recharge in preparation for the new year ahead. Many people go on holiday during this time, often travelling many kilometres to their destination of choice. Unfortunately, the increase in vehicles travelling on the country’s roads during the holidays also leads to an increase in road fatalities, with an astonishing 510 deaths being recorded during the 2018 Easter holidays. So, what do you do if the unthinkable happens far from home? Should a person pass away while on holiday, a funeral undertaker in the area...

CHRISTMAS AND CHRISTMAS TREES

christmas-day.org With under a month to go for Christmas, the hearts of the people are filled with excitement and joy. The preparations for the festival are already in full swing. Decorating Christmas trees with ornaments, welcoming guests, baking cakes and cookies, singing carols, and exchanging gifts make Christmas the most awaited holiday of the year. The tradition of decorating a Christmas tree adds spice to this pleasant festival. This tree gets decked up with sparkling ornaments, gifts, and lights with a faith of finding Santa’s gift next morning. Below are some fun and unique ways of decorating a Christmas tree...