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[26 Jan 2011 | No Comment | ]
Hoërskool Zwartkop trots op hul presteerders

Nie minder as 28 matrieks van die Hoërskool Zwartkop het die 2010 eksamen met 5 of meer onderskeidings geslaag.
Michael Muller het 10 onderskeidings verwerf en kort op sy hakke was Mardi Nel en Is-Mari Wheeler wie elk 9 onderskeidings ontvang het.
Christine Strauss, Elizna Coetzee, Monique Brummer, Nadja de Loor, Louise Pretorius. Phillip du Preez en Wian Classen spog almal met 8 onderskeidings.

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[26 Jan 2011 | No Comment | ]
Young role-model triumphs despite disability

In 2005, after identifying the need for leadership in our country, the Sutherland School of Leadership was initiated.
This initiative, aimed at developing leaders for the future, adopted the leadership principles advocated by Dr John Maxwell, and created a practical course that develops participants over a period of four years.
Sutherland High School is the only school in the country to present such an extensive leadership development programme.
Participants experience a variety of camps, tours and courses. The camps are extremely tough, and demands tremendous commitment and dedication to be successfully completed.
Pupils who …

Motoring »

[26 Jan 2011 | No Comment | ]
DRIVING DOWN MEMORY LANE

Who can remember the Vauxhall VX490?
I was sitting watching Top Gear a few days ago and they tested the Vauxhall VXR.
Now look at these specs, I am about to quote in imperial measures – the reason being that it makes more sense!
The original Vauxhall Victor developed 75 horse power and did 0 to 60 mph in about two weeks.
A decision was made that General Motors had to develop a car to compete with the Ford Cortina GT.
This is what transpired: Push up the compression ratio to 9.5; Fit 2 Zenith …

Motoring »

[26 Jan 2011 | No Comment | ]

You have probably heard it before, but with the higher fuel prices we have to look at ways to save money and fuel. Listed below are some tips which could help you to save fuel and money:
* Do not let your vehicle idle in the morning at startup. This causes undue frictional damage to the motor, as it is still cold. Startup and drive off slowly until the motor reaches operating temperature.
* Do not accelerate or brake harshly, this cost money.
* Check your tyre pressures. Under-inflated tyres create greater rolling …

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[26 Jan 2011 | No Comment | ]
December floods in Centurion

On 16 December 2010 the Centurion area experienced an unusual heavy downpour that resulted in the Hennopsriver burst its banks leaving low bridges and streets under water.
The basements of various buildings and the Zwartkops Golf Course were also flooded.

The Hennops River flooded the low bridges at End Street, Clubview and at Blackwood Street, Hennopspark.

View of the river from the 13th Hole.
The river running through the Zwartkop Golf Course also flooded most of the fairways, but they were back in business soon after the water subsided.
According to the spokesperson, …

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[26 Jan 2011 | No Comment | ]
Goggatjie gaan plaas toe

Goggatjie die kinderkaraktertjie van die reeks CDs en DVDs, het in Desember 2010 by die Centurion Mall besoek afgelê om sy nuwe CD te bemark.

Hier is Goggatjie en Elma Potgieter, bekende TV-aanbieder, besig om ‘n storie wat op die nuwe CD, “Goggatjie gaan plaas toe” is, vir die maatjies te vertel. Die nuwe CD is in die winkels beskikbaar.

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[26 Jan 2011 | No Comment | ]

As gevolg van ‘n gesamentlike inisiatief van die Voortrekkermonument en die orkesleier, Manie Erasmus, sal daar nou elke maand lekker makietie by die Monument gehou word, want daar gaan gereeld op die eerste Vrydag van elke maand ‘n mandjiedans plaasvind.
Manie Erasmus is reeds vyftig jaar by die die Suid-Afrikaanse musiekbedryf betrokke en sy veelsydige orkes sal die volledige spektrum van musiek tydens elke mandjiedans dek – vanaf boeremusiek tot die populêre hedendaagse genre.
Die eerste van die mandjiedanse vind op 4 Februarie vanaf 19:00 plaas in die Voortrekkersaal op die piekniekterrein …

Sport »

[26 Jan 2011 | No Comment | ]
Mark Mack wins Cash is King grand final

Cricket South Africa (CSA) has rewarded Pretoria resident Mark Mack with a cash prize of R100 000 for showing his 100% support for the Proteas.
Mark won the Cash is King grand final, a HIT THE WICKET competition, hosted during lunch on day four of the 3rd Castle test match at Sahara Park Newlands.
“I’m shaking I’m so excited. I just can’t believe that this is happening to me, R10 000 was more than enough, now this! I am so blessed.” said Mark
“The money is going to my son’s cricket career. Yonic is …

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[26 Jan 2011 | No Comment | ]
Leersame Ruiter Maneuver

Anton Salverda

Ook vandag se spel is gespeel tydens die junior wêreldkampioenskappe 2010 in Porta Carras.
Die speler met die swart stukke, Marcel Roberts van Hoërskool Waterkloof, het hierin ‘n imponerende oorwinning behaal oor Izat Kanan van Aserbeidjan, ‘n deelnemer met ‘n yslike gradering van bo die 2000! Gespeel in die afdeling 0/14.
Boonop bevat die spel ‘n leersame voorbeeld van hoe om die doeltreffendheid van die Ruiters optimal aan te wend.
Die basiese reël van hierdie strategie lees soos volg. ‘n Wit Ruiter op f5, asook ‘n swart Ruiter op f4 vorm …