Talk of the Town

New teachers for Port Alfred High School


Port Alfred High School has recently welcomed Nikita Gerber, Adrian Hofmeyer and Chanelle Venter to its staff complement.

Hofmeyer will be teaching Grade 5 and 6 Afrikaans.

After matriculat­ing at Queens College in Queenstown (now Komani) he went to the army. He then studied fine art, majoring in ceramic sculpture at Fort Hare University.

Hofmeyer owned and ran a hostel and pre-school for 80 children, worked for Future Kids teaching computers at Cathcart High and worked at Milkwood Primary as a computer teacher.

He then pursued teaching through North West University, majoring in history. He served as a teacher at Milkwood Primary for 22 years before he and his wife moved to Bathurst.

Venter will be teaching grade 9 and 10 Afrikaans and grade 12 life orientatio­n. She matriculat­ed at Werda High School in Durban, then obtained her BEd. She worked at Curro as an intern and then in a learnershi­p at Westville Girls High School until she qualified.

Gerber will be taking over the grade 10, 11 and 12 consumers studies and grade 8 life orientatio­n. She is wellknown in the community, having attended PAHS in her younger grades.

After she matriculat­ed at Westering High School, she worked at the family business while doing her BCom in tourism management. She is currently completing her PGCE through Rhodes University.

Club Netball – Mixed teams at the PAHS netball courts. Everyone is welcome to play. Call Johaliza on 083-306-9882 for more informatio­n.

Second Monday of the month

Lions General Business Meeting at the Round Table Clubhouse (behind the Ski Boat Club) at 6pm.

Mondays and Thursdays at 8.30am sharp

1820s Golf at the Royal Port Alfred Golf Club. A 13-hole round of social and friendly golf is played off the blue tees. No bookings required.

Mondays at 9.30am and Wednesdays at 10am

Healing Horses Therapeuti­c Centre, 15km on the R72 just after Riet River. Visitors and prospectiv­e volunteers are welcome. For further informatio­n and/or directions call 078-346-5412.

First Tuesday of the month

The Lower Albany Woodworker­s Guild meets at various venues at 5.30pm for 6pm. All visitors and those interested in woodworkin­g are welcome to attend. For further informatio­n contact the chairperso­n at 082-771-0009 or the secretary at 066-037-7985.

Tuesday to Saturday, 9.30am to midday

Kowie Museum in the old station building next to the police station is open: visit the historic hub of Port Alfred. R20 adults, R10 children.

Wednesdays 2pm to 8pm

Port Alfred Tennis Club. Everyone is welcome for social tennis and fellowship. A bring and braai after with cash bar available. Contact 082-329-3399 for more informatio­n.

Third Thursday of the month (February to November)

The Lower Albany Historical Society (LAHS) based in Port Alfred organises meetings and outings on the third Thursday of each month (February to November) and publishes the sought-after Toposcope Journal. To join, contact the chairperso­n at

Fridays 9am to 12 midday

The Petticoat Lane Charity Shop is open. The shop is located next to the Sikhulisa Skills Centre, opposite the police station on Pascoe Crescent.

Sundays 10am to 12 midday

Ndlambe Fm 99.0 features Sunshine Classics produced by Dave Cherry and presented by Sue Gordon: an eclectic selection of music that has stood the test of time.

Second and fourth Sunday of the month

The Moths Battleaxe Shellhole meets at the Eddie Grant Moth Hall (behind the Ski Boat Club) as follows: second Sunday of the month – Bring & Braai Lunch - 12 midday onwards; fourth Sunday of the month – Moth Monthly Meeting – 11am12 midday. The annual El Alamein Memorial Parade is on Sunday October 23 at midday at the Moth Hall. All serving and ex-servicemen/women and their families are most welcome to attend. Inquiries: 082-454-5868 or 083-3250000 or 060-881-1791.

Third Sunday of the month

SA Legion hosts a lunch at Port Alfred Country Club, 12 for 12.30pm. R30 per person. All welcome.

Thursday October 20

Touch Rugby at West beach. For more informatio­n contact 076-593-0749 or info@outdoorfou­

Friday October 21–22

Stallion 10s Rugby Tournament, Wentzel Park Rugby Fields, Alexandria.

Saturday October 22 at 8am

Park Run at the town hall.

Saturday October 22

Kelly’s Foursome Golf Tournament at the Royal Alfred Golf Course in Port Alfred.

Saturday October 22 at 7am

Join cancer survivors for a breast cancer awareness health walk from Nomzamo Senior Secondary to TiTi Jonas Multipurpo­se Centre. R80 for adults and R30 for U13s. For more informatio­n, contact 079-098-6501.

Sunday October 23, 9am-12 midday

Bathurst Farmers’ Market at 237 Kowie Road, Bathurst. Fresh produce, artisan cheeses, breads, gingerbrea­d, sweet treats, quiches, jams, handcrafts, more.

Sunday October 23 at midday

The annual El Alamein Memorial Parade at the Moth Hall, Port Alfred. All serving and ex-servicemen/women and their families are welcome to attend. Inquiries 082-454-5868 or 083-325-0000 or 060881-1791.

Thursday October 27 at 9.30am

John Forster will present a talk entitled Giants of the Forest: Trees, Elephants and Bain at the University of the 3rd Age (U3A) meeting in the Don Powis Hall in Settlers Park Retirement Village, Port Alfred 9.30 for 10am. The talk focuses on the important work done by Thomas Bain in developing the Garden Route along the Cape south coast. All welcome. Meeting fee: R5 (members), R10 (visitors). Contact Gwynn on 083-678-5050.

Friday October 28

Sunshine Coast Hospice Steak Evening at the River & Ski Boat Club.

Saturday October 29, 12 midday till late

BBG’s Beer Fest: Bushmans Bar & Grill 12 2nd Ave, Bushmans River. Live music, German-inspired food Craft Beer on tap, Gin Bar Beer Drinking Comp Arts & Craft Market Spot prizes. For more informatio­n, contact 046-648-3762 or 061-361-2565.

Saturday October 29

Walking Supper Halloween at the Pig & Whistle in Bathurst. For more informatio­n call 046-625-0673.

Saturday October 29, starting at 1pm

Nathi Mankayi will be performing @ Emzini Live Sessions (Ebhatisi) with artists such as Monde Fani, Liya M (DJ), Master Piece ZA (DJ). Drinks and food available. Emzini Lounge, Nolukhanyo, Bathurst. Book on Webtickets. For more informatio­n call 082-690-6569.

 ?? Picture: SUPPLIED ?? NEW STAFF: Port Alfred High School has recently welcomed (from left) Nikita Gerber, Adrian Hofmeyer and Chanelle Venter to its teaching staff.
Picture: SUPPLIED NEW STAFF: Port Alfred High School has recently welcomed (from left) Nikita Gerber, Adrian Hofmeyer and Chanelle Venter to its teaching staff.

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