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IEC warns of phishing scam using its name

IEC warns of phishing scam using its name

The Electoral Commission urges voters to be wary of an email scam which seeks to solicit personal information from voters (commonly known as “phishing”) – allegedly as part of an electronic voting survey on behalf of the Electoral Commission. The emails are being distributed by the “Independent Elections Council” under the email address elections@IEC.co.za and…

Why all olive oils are not made equal

Why all olive oils are not made equal

An olive oil is an olive oil is an olive oil, right? Not exactly. Apart from the huge difference in quality between extra virgin and refined oils, there are also flavour and style differences. Willow Creek Olive Estate runs us through the basics. Delicate, medium, intense Extra virgin olive oil can be divided into three…

Mass immunisation drives coming up

Mass immunisation drives coming up

Two mass immunisation campaigns are coming up in the Western Cape. The provincial health department will vaccinate girls in Grade 4 who are nine and older to protect them against the human papilloma virus (HPV). It is a continuation of an existing immunisation drive and girls will receive either their first or second round of…

Take the trouble out of Tax Season

Take the trouble out of Tax Season

Know the basics of submitting your tax return for smooth sailing through tax season 2016. These pointers are directly from SARS: Important due dates 25 November 2016 – Submit your return at a SARS branch (provisional and non-provisional) 25 November 2016 – eFiling deadline (non-provisional) 31 January 2017 – Provisional taxpayers via eFiling Supporting documents To get…

Virgin vs Refined…and other facts on olive oil

Virgin vs Refined…and other facts on olive oil

You know olive oil contains the healthy kind of fat. You know it’s popular enough to fill a good lot of shelf space in the supermarkets. What you don’t really know is how to pick the best bottle when standing in front of those shelves. Here’s a mini-masterclass by Willow Creek Olive Estate: Extra Virgin…

Verkiesingsfeite net vir interessantheid

Verkiesingsfeite net vir interessantheid

Onthou jy hoe lekker was dit om Chappies-papiertjies te lees? Hier is een oor die plaaslike verkiesing van 3 Augustus: • Altesaam 200 politieke partye landwyd neem vanjaar aan die plaaslike verkiesing deel. In die Breedevallei is daar 12: die ACDP, ANC, BO, Civic Independent, COPE, DA, EFF, ICOSA, Patriotic Alliance, People’s Democratic Movement, UDM…

CANSA Relay For Life: Ses vrae en antwoorde

CANSA Relay For Life: Ses vrae en antwoorde

Het jy geweet die sewende CANSA Relay For Life Worcester word in 15-16 Oktober gehou? (En Robertson se agste een die naweek daarna?) Het jy geweet enigiemand kan ’n span inskryf en dat almal wat deelneem sal help om kanker in ons eie area te beveg – terwyl ons hope pret het? Dis Worcester se eie mense wat saamstaan…

First-time voter? Here’s what to expect

First-time voter? Here’s what to expect

A handy fact sheet from the Electoral Commission (IEC), so what happens at the voting stations on 3 August (from 07:00 to 19:00) comes as no surprise to first-time voters. Checked and prepped for voting You should bring along a valid green barcoded ID book, a smartcard ID or a valid temporary identity certificate. Voters…

Seven things Kaleidoscope can do for YOU

Seven things Kaleidoscope can do for YOU

There’s way more to doing business with Kaleidoscope than browsing through the shop (Ons Winkel). Here’s why: The era of e-commerce has arrived Kaleidoscope opened its online store in June. Browse and buy beds and bed sets, coffee, metal products, weaving products, cane items and even talking watches as easily and safely as on any…

Gesondheid en jongmense: dié wat weet gee raad

Gesondheid en jongmense: dié wat weet gee raad

“Ons is nie net dienaars in die omgewing van openbare gesondheid nie; baie van ons is ook ouers of voogde. Net soos ons net die beste vir ons eie kinders wil hê, so wil ons personeel ook vreugde en geluk by ons jeug sien.” En dit is die rede hoekom die provinsiale gesondheidsdepartement ’n paar…