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Madiba is quoted as saying that “What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead.”
The greater Hangklip region is home to some folk who struggle . . . with loneliness, ill health, financial uncertainty and hunger. The Hangklip Community Care Centre (HCCC) in Bettys Bay wishes to make a difference in the lives these people, through offering cooked meals, food supplementation, chronic medicine facilitation, foot care, medical equipment loan, exercise sessions and social gatherings.
To be effective HCCC needs your help through assisting those in need to make contact with HCCC – we need to know them in order to help. Volunteering your time and talents – help spread the load of caring.
Follow Madiba’s example – your life can make a difference in the life of others!
The African Penguin
The South African population of the African Penguin, 2015 census: 19000 breeding pairs or 38000 adult breeding penguins, of which Stony Point supports 13% of the national breeding stock of this endangered species.
African Penguin Annual Moult
- The annual moult season commences from October, with a peak occurrence in December. It then tapers off in the early months of the following year.
- Every penguin will moult every 12 months – like clockwork. During the moult the birds have to remain ashore because feathers are shed and replaced. The moult phase is the most sensitive period in the annual cycle for the African penguin.
- Moulting penguins at Stony Point ‘loaf’ within the intertidal zone of the coastal fringe as this location is the coolest environment where natural and sustained metabolic processes can evolve with detriment to this annual fasting phase.
- Peak count: December 2015 was 1973 adult moulters and 416 juvenile moulters.
Pikkewyntijies Pre Primary
"Where creativity makes learning fun"Tel/Fax: 028-271 5753/ Zaan Cilliers (Hoof) 0735728120
Address: Dyna’s corner, Mooi Uitsig, Bettys Bay
Box: PO Box 244 •• Kleinmond 7195
GPS Co-ordinates: 34° 21’ 17.95”S 18° 52’ 49.91” E
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Registration no.: C9019
FEBRUARY 2016 NEWS LETTER
This month something very wonderful happened. One of our regular donors and a friend of the ‘Penguin Kidz / Pikkewyntjies Pre-Primary put out a challenge to raise funds for the school. His words: “Thus, I am writing to challenge Rooiels, Pringle and Betty’s Bay to join me in raising money for Pikkewyntjies. My family will create an ‘incentive fund’ of R25,000, and this will be used to match any contribution from another family made in February 2016. Join us in showing our appreciation to Zaan and her team for what they do, and starting a legacy project to protect these children and the community in the long term.”
Herewith a brief update on progress to date with submission and approval of the Betty’s Bay Beachfront Management Plan.
The Betty’s Bay Beachfront Management Plan, paid for by donors from the Betty’s Bay Dune Interest Group and the Betty’s Bay Ratepayers Association, has been submitted to the Department of Environmental Affairs and Development Planning (DEADP) by the Overstrand Municipality (OSM) late last year. It was hoped that the plan would be approved by DEADP before the Christmas break, as they have been consulted during the generation of the plan.
- Written by Gottlieb van der Merwe
- Category: Dunes
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