Scarboroughmail, Mon 4 Dec 2017

Desalination and how it works

Want to know more about desalination? KEAG's latest public talk will cover this hot topic, at 7pm on Tuesday 5 December at Kommetjie Primary School.

Marine biologist and environmental consultant Dr Ken Hutchings will describe how desalination works and its potential effects on the sea. He will also briefly describe some of the studies undertaken for existing desalination plants along the Western Cape coast and comment on the proposed plants planned to partly address the City’s water crisis.

The R50 entry includes a glass of wine or juice and proceeds go to KEAG's work in the village.

A warning from KomWatch in Kommetjie re Noordhoek beach

Please be very vigilant and walk in groups if you're considering walking on Noordhoek Beach. There have been a series of serious injury attacks on walkers near the Kakapo over the past few weeks. Residents' organisations and Neighbourhood Watches are calling for more action from SANParks. Meanwhile, if you have friends, family or paying guests visiting, especially as the holiday season approaches, you should make them aware of the security hazards in our area – you can update yourself via Komwatch.

The Cape Choir is recruiting men!

Professional musician and composer Hein Van den Geyn, our fun and talented Scarborough choirmaster, is inviting more men to join the Cape Choir. We rehearse every Tuesday from 7 to 9 pm at the Camel Rock. It's a great enlivening experience and even if you cannot read music (just sing in the shower) you will walk away with a great sense of rhythm… We do aim high though and after over 4 years in function, we are getting pretty good… hey?

We will have our end of year concert on 10th December at the Camel Rock at 4pm sharp. Then the classes will start again next year probably first week in Feb or last in Jan. (Donation suggested R50 per class). Please come and join.

Men, especially those deep deep (tuned) voices please contact Hein himself on
Joanna Tomkins

Farmhouse Rocks

SAT 9th DEC – The Rudimentals + Rumswinger + Mix'n'Blend, for tickets & full info go to:

SAT 16th DEC – The Kiffness + Shaun Koch Trio + Native Young, for tickets & full info go to:

XMAS CAR BOOT SALE – Will be held on SUN 17th DEC 9am -12pm due to the Xmas season. No need to book just turn up at The Cape Farmhouse in Redhill for 8am set up. R40 for each boot to feature/ R20 for pensioners or kids stalls. Small traders & Xmas gift ideas welcome, please bring sun protection & spread the word. THANKS for supporting community trading, The Redhill community get a huge amount from these car boots with their budget and travel restrictions, so does everyone who comes!  

Camel Rock Restaurant, 021 780 1122

Wednesday burger night – R50
Friday 1 Dec, 7pm  – Joel Elliot returns to the Camel Rock after SA tour – R100
Saturday 2 Dec, 7pm – Mapumba blending traditional melodies and and African rhythms with original inspirations with songs in English, French, Swahili & other African languages.
Sunday sundowners jazz session and fish braai from 5pm. The freshest jazz and fish served up hot off the coals.

Wedding Co-ordinator needed for Shamballah

We are looking for a wedding co-ordinator to assist us with our wedding at Shamballah, 26 Jan 2018 (5pm till late).
Job description: Co-ordination of event on the day and a week or two leading up to the event.  Plus a few hours per week prior to the event to ensure everything is on track. To manage and co-ordinate all suppliers and staff. To ensure we have run a smooth event with no pressure on the wedding party on the day.
Qualifications: Event co-ordination experience a must.
Character: Strong person who can work well under stress.  Nice and friendly person who is good with people.
Contact:, (Please include references)

♥ Magical School of Life ♥ Holiday School ♥

Venue: 112 Hilltop Street, Scarborough
Dates: Monday 11 Dec – Friday 15 Dec and Monday 18 Dec – Friday 22 Dec
Time: 9am-2pm
Ages: 5-10 years (We do also have facilities for younger siblings, please ask for details)
Cost: R250 per day including a vegan living food meal
Book for all five days and get one day free (or R200 per day)
Teacher/facilitator: Tara Gaia
Event details on Facebook: Holiday School of Wonder for ages 5 to 10
Payment & Bookings:


Plastic kids motocycles – 2 or 3 needed – I'm happy to purchase – but thought I'd try and recycle one before adding more plastic to the village first.

For free

Melamine and wood – I am renovating a kitchen in Pinehaven and have a whole-lot of melamine pieces and some other wood which I was planning to take to the re-cycling depot.  If anyone knows anyone in the Redhill community who can do with bits of melamine (which could be used to construct something)…. Please let me know soonest.  I need to move them as I need the space.  I have a trailer and could take them down the hill to Redhill.
Kim Sacks:  083 3777499,

Samson painters

We are proud to offer affordable painting solutions to commercial, domestic and industrial.we pride ourselves in our honesty, reliability & sound ethical values.Our personal attention to every project is what separate Samson painters from other painting contractors.
Our services offered: Interior painting, Exterior painting, Roof cleaning, Roof painting, Varnishing, High-pressure cleaner.
References available. For a free quote please call
George:  0719 88 2222,

Xmas Party – Redhill Feeding Scheme

Our heartfelt thanks to Scarborough Community for all your support in 2017. You have made a huge difference to the lives of many children in the Redhill Community.

We are having a Christmas party on Friday 8 December for about 100 children. We need a little present for each child – preferably with a toothbrush, toothpaste and face cloth ( and maybe a chocolate) inside of it.

Please contribute presents. There will be a box at the Hub for dropping presents. Any food contributions for the day will also be very welcome.

We provide 5 meals per week for approx. 80 children per meal, as well as provide literacy support to approx. 60 children.

We are always on the lookout for extra donations and volunteers to support our friends in Redhill. On the donations front we can always use more money, food, books and clothes. Volunteers will be especially useful to help with the running of the project.

Please contact:
Buyiswa Ponti:,  079 807 6888
Annika Nicol:,  071 458 3199

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