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Oct 2012 – What’s up in The Scenic South

Dear Viv

An earlier newsletter this month as there are a couple of important notices that need to go out soonest…

Nico from IkamvaYouth in Masiphumelele is urgently seeking tutors for the Grade 12 students about to write their matric exams. You do not need to have a teacher’s qualification – just knowledge of and interest in your subject of choice. We need to educate our children well so that they can make informed choices in all major life areas – including the election of their leaders! Can you help?

Apropos of which, the DA is holding a public meeting at the Fish Hoek Moth Hall in Central Circle on Thurs 18 August at 7.30pm. It was our policy to avoid politics on the Scenic South, but considering the very unhappy state of our nation, we all need to be looking at what alternatives we have and how we can go forward in trying to bring about change for the positive.

Thirdly, the Constantiaberg Players are desperate for a drummer for a forthcoming production. They are not a sports team drumming up support but a much respected dramatic society which has had many highly acclaimed productions at the Masque!

Finally, we have not had any entries submitted for the Create a Logo Competition for the Cultural Coast Meander. The logo does not need to be professionally produced – a drawing or painting will be adequate. Be part of this non-profit movement to stimulate local and international tourism to our beautiful part of the peninsula.

Enjoy this month’s offerings on the Scenic South!

Warm regards

Viv and Kim

Somewhere deep down we know that in the final analysis we do decide things and that even our decisions to let someone else decide are really our decisions, however pusillanimous.
Harvey Cox

This month’s articles …

Tim Hudson, a young geologist from Fish Hoek presently working in Sierra Leone, tells a delightful story of his becoming the adoptive parent of an African White-Bellied Pangolin.

Fish Hoek film maker Uga Carlini’s promo-short of her film Good Planets showing at Sustain our Africa Film festival

Noordhoek artist Noel Ashton is exhibiting his 52 artworks A year in Nature at the Cape Gallery. He was interviewed by Africa Geographic.

Less is the New More: Unsustainable lifestyles are no longer just a threat to nature, but to ourselves as well.

Muizenberg Beach and False Bay Yacht Club have been awarded Blue Flag Status

Mandy Rapson of Kommetjie is nearing the end of her epic solo cycle from Kommetjie to Durban, in aid of mentoring youth at risk.

St Luke’s Hospice Sisters walk 200 kms around the Peninsula to raise funds and awareness

Pets enhance a child’s life and provide companionship for the lonely. October is Adopt a Pet month

Eco-Logic and Blue Economy Thinking: A further and probably most important change that we need to make is to step away from a doom and gloom mentality. We need to inspire and empower a different behaviour.

It is not often that one is able to see a whale out of the water. As sad as the situation was, the removal of a dead Southern Right from Capricorn beach, gave many the opportunity.

Artist Peter van Straten recently exhibited at the Casa Labia Cultural Centre. Find out more about him and see examples of his extraordinary artwork.

Ald. Felicity Purchase’s report with bring you up to date with issues in the scenic south peninsula

Our SA paddlers, many of whom are from the Scenic South have been ranked in the top 5 at the World Canoe Championships.

Our mountains are exquisitely covered with blooms and blossoms at the moment. Friends of Silvermine have three publications for purchase which will guide you in identifying them.


Our unique all men’s choir, the Quarrymen, will be raising the roof with their voices at Fish Hoek High School Fri 19 Oct

Support the good work done by the SPCA by attending their annual Horse Show

Have a “Movie House” lunch to support Simon’s Town Museum, a valuable national asset.

For booklovers… meet author Peter Merrington at this month’s Literary Tea at Fish Hoek Library

More quality entertainment at Kalk Bay’s intimate little theatre…the unique Kalk Bay Theatre

Enjoy another delightful Noel Coward at the Masque

For a lot more see


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