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Please contribute articles. The topics are as wide as your experience. Contact me on [email protected].

Bettys Bay Neighbourhood Watch Public Participation - Feb 20, 18h00, Crassula Hall.

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As well as any of you out there with fascinating stories to tell, relevant facts to impart or photographs that may be of interest to Betty’s Bayers…

Please contribute to The Buzz. We need different voices. You can email your work to me, Helen George at the address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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An aerial view of Betty’s Bay

Betty's Bay is a beautiful small holiday town situated on the Overberg coast of South Africa's Western Cape province. Just an hour’s drive from Cape Town it sits beneath the rugged Kogelberg Mountains on the scenic R44 ocean drive between Pringle Bay and Kleinmond. Tourism plays a large role in the town's economy due to the its popularity with holiday makers from across the Western Cape and Cape Town in particular. This village is the longest in South Africa at over 13 km.

LIBRARY HOURS: Monday to Friday 8h00-16h30

THE LOCAL HISTORY COLLECTION is held at the Library. This is maintained by the Friends of the Library. Donations of articles, clippings, photos etc about the history of our area (Rooiels, Pringle Bay to Betty`s Bay) are needed to continue the collection and to be viewed by the public.

Membership to the FRIENDS: an annual fee of R30 per person or R35 for a family. This can be paid at the Library. Sale of good second hand books and greeting cards at the Library. We welcome donations of good books, magazines & cards .

Events in 2016 ( Please see details at the Library for confirmation or change of any event. 10h30 in Library, Betty`s Bay unless otherwise stated)

14 April: “ Wonderboom”, a book discussion by Lien Botha. Hierdie debuutroman, is die resultaat van `n Meestersgraad in Kreatiewe Skryfkuns. Sy is bekend vir haar fotografiese werk wat dikwels met teks gemoied is. Kom geniet die praatjie; wen `n prys miskien!

12 May: “Paperfolding” with Elsabe Mans.

14 July: “Walking Ireland” with Audrey McGeorge.

10 Aug: “Survive & thrive: Cancerwith Dr Janey Little: at Crassula Hall. Enjoy morning TEA with Hostesses at each table of 8; hostesses provide tea & refreshments & decor, 7 guests pay R50. f YOU would like to host a Table, please tell Pip Prinsloo 028 272 9949. DONATION will be given to CANSA.

15 Sep: “Stony Point Penguins: species interdependence” with Cuan McGeorge: Stony Point, Betty`s Bay from 10h00.

13 Oct: “ An Oral History of Hangklip” with various speakers. Internet Access at the Library is available.

KNITTING SQUARES for the Madiba Project in July: Please knit a square 20cm x 20cm in double knit wool. You can hand the squares in to Rosaline at the Library, Betty`s Bay.

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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.

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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
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Facebook: On the web
NPO: 003-390
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.”

Disclaimer: The views expressed by the Buzz contributors are the authors’ own and do not necessarily represent the views of the Editor of the Buzz.

Notice: The Buzz is a private newsletter, administered, financed and published by the BBRA so as to communicate important issues with its members. The committee reserves the right not to publish letters or articles it may receive.