Today, the 1st of December 2022, is the unofficial start of the season in St Francis Bay. There are loads of new people, the village has a holiday vibe already, and we have a few announcements to make.
Firstly, for those who felt a bit left out last year due to the nationwide shortage of turkeys, we have plenty of turkeys back in stock for Christmas this year. So come and get them, and don’t forget to make some cranberry sauce.
This is for those patrons who might decide that the SUPERSPAR Village Square experience can get a little bit busy during the holidays. A leisurely drive to our Village On Main store and TOPS in Humansdorp might be a good option if you want to miss the holiday crowds. It will be a much more relaxing shopping environment over the holiday season. No traffic and parking issues, as well as shorter queues at the tills.
Talking of which, we have updated season trading hours. We will update and repeat these over the next few weeks to ensure everyone has the necessary information.
HOLIDAY TRADING HOURS SUPERSPAR:
From the 9th of December until the 31st of December, we will trade from 7am to 8pm.
On Christmas Day, we will trade from 7am to 1pm.
On New Year’s Day, we will trade from 7am to 7pm.
From the 2nd of January, we will revert to our regular hours of 7am to 7pm.
HOLIDAY TRADING HOURS TOPS:
From the 9th of December until the 31st of December, we will trade from 9am to 8pm.
On Christmas Day, we will trade from 9am to 1pm.
On New Year’s Day, we will trade from 9am to 7pm.
From the 2nd of January, we will revert to our regular hours of 9am to 7pm.
Merry Christmas Smiles With SUPERSPAR
It’s Time For Specials
We have specials running on Leg of Lamb, SPAR Gammon, SPAR Pork Neck Roast, Pork Loin Roast and Marinated Fresh Chicken Whole Bird, and those Turkeys we mentioned earlier. We also have specials on SPAR 2L ice cream, Sparletta and Twist, as well as the perennial favourite, Quality Street.
Rising Contenders Set the Standard for Haleiwa Challenger at home in The Hawaiian Islands.
HALEIWA, Oahu/Hawaii (Tuesday, November 29, 2022).
The Haleiwa Challenger at home in the Hawaiian Islands, the final stop of the World Surf League (WSL) 2022 Challenger Series (CS), opened yesterday. Waves were consistent, with six-to-eight, occasional ten-foot faces to get competition underway. The men and women battled through their respective opening rounds, setting up world-class draws. Electric performances set the standard of what can be expected as all-important Championship Tour (CT) qualification scenarios are now on the line moving forward.
Shane Sykes (DBN) and Zoe Steyn (EL) both advanced through their first-round heats, while Slade Prestwich (DBN) was eliminated.
One of 2022’s standout competitors, Kauli Vaast (FRA), continued to show his world-class ability with a near-perfect 9.00 on a powerful set wave steaming into Haleiwa in Round of 80, Heat 5. Vaast’s versatile backhand attack led the way to his debut heat win over a stacked heat. It included the Australian threat, also advancing, Chris Zaffis (AUS), Olympian Billy Stairmand (NZL), and Maui, Hawaii’s Jackson Bunch.
John Mel surfs in Heat 1 of the Opening Round at the Haleiwa Challenger (Photo by Tony Heff/World Surf League)
“I was just waiting for a good one, I had the priority at the beginning of the heat, and when I saw that one, I thought, this is what I like,” said Vaast. “When I heard 9, I knew I needed a backup, so I got another small wave straight away, made the heat. I’m stoked. There is a good Tahitian crew here, and we’re coming (laughs).”
The Haleiwa Challenger holds a competition window November 26 – December 7. Once called ON, the contest will be broadcast LIVE on WorldSurfLeague.com, WSL’s YouTube channel, and the free WSL app. Also, check local listings for coverage from the WSL’s broadcast partners.
Maphorisa and Parow Collab Continues To Wow Audience
The two artists merged the powerful Amapiano sounds of the kasi with the hard-rapping, expletive-laden style of Afrikaans innovator Jack Parow. And it works.
‘KONINGS’, a collaboration between the best artist in the Amapiano world and the best Afrikaans rapper, has impressed fans worldwide.
Jack Parow is a bit of a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma to borrow from Churchill. Still, he likes to jol: his work doesn’t venture down political lines all that much but more along the lines of parties, happy hours, brandy, and coke.
Enter DJ Maphorisa, stage left, bringing the smouldering tunes of Amapiano with him.
So, How do you merge the powerful Amapiano style of the sounds of the kasi – a combination of deep house, throbbing basslines and jazzy lounge music – with the hard-rapping expletive-laden style of Afrikaans innovator Jack Parow?
“I’m all about collaboration and creating new sounds,” said Maphorisa.
“In my career, I have touched everything from afro pop, afro beat, gqom, and now Amapiano, so the idea wasn’t too far-fetched. Anyway, Amapiano vocals are somewhat rapping in vernacular, so Afrikaans rap wasn’t going to be too difficult.
“One thing about Amapiano that people should know is that it is dynamic, it can adapt, and on this track, it hit.”
On working with Parow, Maphorisa says that “more than anything, I think I learnt more Afrikaans, but overall it was good vibes.
“It was easy and quick,” said Parow of the recording process. “We just clicked, and it just worked.”
Maphorisa agreed. “Overall, it was good vibes,” he said. “We clocked the song so quickly. Parow is very easy to work with, and he totally gets the importance of collaboration. He has good vibes and good energy.”
Making the best rental decision means knowing the ins and outs of renting a property and who is responsible for what.
It is always advisable to work with a professional property practitioner.
Their contract contains all the clauses to protect both tenant and landlord.
All money is deposited and distributed through certified accounting packages with proper statements issued monthly to both landlord and tenant.
All deposits are invested in the beneficiary’s name in an interest-bearing account.
They abide by legislation as prescribed by the RHA (Rental Housing Act)
Here is a step-by-step guide to help you remember what to look for when renting a property.
1. What you need to get started:
As a potential tenant, there are a few things to consider before you can rent a property:
Can you afford it? Can you afford the rental payment and the deposit, which is usually 2 months’ rent upfront?
Are you creditworthy? A Credit Score is a three-digit number that helps lenders, employers and landlords decide whether to give you credit, employ you or let property to you.
Are you prepared? You will need the following to enter into a lease agreement:
A copy of your ID.
Your credit score.
A copy of your latest salary slip/proof of income.
Latest 3-months bank statement.
Sufficient funds are available to pay the deposit (the equivalent of one month’s rent) and the first month’s rent. Rent is always due and payable the month in advance.
2. Signing the contract
Weigh the pros and cons of leasing from a landlord versus leasing from an agent. Before you sign any lease agreement, ensure it contains the following information:
The names and addresses of both parties;
The description of the property;
The rental amount and reasonable escalation;
The frequency of rental payments, i.e. monthly;
The amount of the deposit;
The deposit must be invested in your name (the Tenant) in an interest-bearing account;
The lease period;
The notice period for termination of the contract;
The lessor’s obligations;
Any other costs payable by the tenant;
A list of defects;
A list of the furniture included if a furnished property is rented out;
A detailed inventory of all the items, furniture and fittings included as part of the rented property;
Access required by the Landlord during the lease period;
The House Rules, if any.
3. How to deal with the deposit?
Make sure the following information is part of your lease contract:
What is the exact amount of the deposit?
What happens to my deposit? Where is it deposited?
Is my landlord allowed to withhold my deposit?
What is “fair wear and tear”?
When do I get my deposit back?
How will maintenance issues be addressed during the lease period?
4. Terminating the lease agreement.
The lease agreement has to set out in detail:
What notice period should I give should I want to terminate my lease?
Do I need to pay anything extra? What costs does the Landlord expect me, the tenant, to pay, i.e.:
Can a landlord withhold my deposit?
What happens if my landlord sells the property?
What happens if the landlord does not maintain the property?
4. The Rental Housing Act
What happens when problems arise, and what are the landlord and tenant rights. The Rental Housing Tribunal was established to resolve disputes between landlords and tenants, and they deal with issues such as: