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28/02/2011 - 20:20

Our children’s charity working in the communities of Thembalatu and Hornlee, Knysna is desperately in need of an old reliable bakkie /truck for hauling building supplies to build crèches, food for our feeding programs dirt / plants for community gardens, and random use for hurt and injured animals that come into our care.

March 1st, our volunteer teachers need this mode of transport for our pre-school teaching program where they are assisting small understaffed informal crèches daily with child care, 1st aid skills, English lessons and a wide range of skill building. This program starts now so we pray for help soon.

Project COLORS has been in existence for 7 years assisting in children’s aid, youth mentor-ship and skill building. If anyone can help us find a bakkie or your organization would like to contribute to the cost of this vehicle, this would help us greatly in terms of a larger budget to look for a reliable vehicle.


-3-5 seat bakkie

-High off the ground (roads we work on are terrible)

-Canopy to store our supplies safely

-Price range must not exceed R30,000 as this is the budget allocated to us from our donors

If you can help us in anyway obtain please contact:
*Sunyata Angelina Burrell Choyce*
*Founding Executive Director*

*The Project COLORS International Society*
*~ Children's Overseas Learning Opportunities & Resources Society ~*

South Africa cell: # 011-27-825-022-333
SA Landline: (+27)-044-882-1039

Mail letters and supplies to : COLORS, PO Box 956, Wilderness, 6560,
South Africa

23/02/2011 - 14:01

Southern Cape MTB Enduro Series #2

Venue: Tottie's Eatery, Rheenendal

Distances: 65 / 30 / 10 km

Kiddies dash: 1km

Stunning singletrack under forest canopy

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enquiries: Eugene Roux 072 464 1439

Presented by Eden Cycling Club

Blog entry
31/08/2010 - 09:22

Hi All
This oke rented Wadrif for a month before he absconded. He looks harmless because his 80-year-old incontinent mum and 3 dalmations travel with him. I learnt:
- CAW Agents Against Elder Abuse has been after them for years because he uses his Britsih Mum’s pension as his meal ticket.
- He has treid to lure young schoolchildren into his camper, mostly girls.
- He may have been involved in an flashing at the Sedge River Mouth.
- He has a long history of being an absconder and defaulters in properties rented and had previously appeared in court re sex offences.
- He seems to operate between George, Sedge, Knysna etc, especially on the back roads.

Please phone Captain Muller if you know anything about him at all.
Phone details on the poster.

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04/08/2010 - 14:07

SACAB would like to thank the ladies @ 22 Degrees East Restaurant and pili pili beach bar staff for there hospitality, a lovely evening and a great party. Sheff Cathi went out of her way and the food was divine, we can definitely recommend this as n great venue. Well done guys

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26/07/2010 - 09:19

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25/07/2010 - 13:22

Real deal Triple Decker for only R39,90

Real deal Pizza R19,90...

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Real deal Pizza R19,90..
Real deal Triple Decker for only R39,90
Nca'chos pizza R64,90
Blog entry
17/06/2010 - 12:10

> Hierdie is n unieke foto van 'n Karoo jakkals wat hase jag.
> Die Karoo jakkals was tot en met 1989 nog beskou as n uitgestorwe
> spesie wat meestal snags jag, en is dus n baie skugter dier wat selde
> gesien word.
> Hierdie is waarlik n uitsonderlike foto waarby diere kenners en

liefhebbers die jag tegnieke en instink van die besonderse dier kan
> bestudeer.
> Die foto gaan op 50/50 in detail bespreek word deur Prof. Johan
> Struwig van UP.

Karoo jakkals
Blog entry
09/06/2010 - 16:13

When primers are used

Primer is a paint product that allows finishing paint to adhere much better than if it were used alone. For this purpose, primer is designed to adhere to surfaces and to form a binding layer that is better prepared to receive the paint. Because primers do not need to be engineered to have durable, finished surfaces, they can instead be engineered to have more aggressive filling and binding properties with the material underneath. Sometimes, this is achieved with specific chemistry, as in the case of aluminum primer, but more often, this is achieved through controlling the primer's physical properties such as porosity, tackiness, and hygroscopy.
In practice, primer is often used when painting many kinds of porous materials, such as concrete and especially wood (see detailed description below). Priming is mandatory if the material is not water resistant and will be exposed to the elements. Priming gypsum board (drywall) is also standard practice with new construction because it seals the wall and aids in preventing mold. Primers can also be used for dirty surfaces that, for some reason, cannot be cleaned, or before painting light colors over existing dark colors.
Primers can usually be tinted to a close match with the color of the finishing paint. If the finishing paint is a deep color, tinting the primer can reduce the number of layers of finishing paint that are necessary for good uniformity across the painted surface.

Primers for wood

There are several reasons that using a primer before painting wood is mandatory. First of all, wood is very porous and will absorb the solvent from paint, drying the paint prematurely. Because most paints undergo chemical reactions during the process of curing (for example, latex and alkyd-based paints actually polymerize when curing), they depend on water or solvent being evaporated slowly rather than being absorbed quickly by the underlying material. A layer of primer will help the paint to undergo proper complete curing cycle.
Secondly, without a primer, several layers of paint can be necessary to completely obscure the wood grain and ensure even color.
Lastly, if wood is exposed to moisture, a thin layer of paint will still be water permeable. The end result will be warped parts, mildew, and dry rot. Primer adds to the waterproofness of the paint.[1]
Quality primers are often comparable in price to finish paints, their cost influenced by the quality of binders that they use. Some specialty primers are in fact quite costly.
Primers are not necessary for a wood stain treatment that is designed to show the wood grain. On soft woods, a wood conditioner (thinned shellac or varnish) allows for more even coloring of stain. Sealers are designed to promote uniform finishes. They are designed with qualities that promote fairly quick drying and easy sanding to achieve smooth finishes.

Primers for metal

Some metals, such as untreated aluminium, require a primer; others may not. A primer designed for metal is still highly recommended if a part is to be exposed to moisture. Once water seeps through to the bare metal, oxidation will begin (plain steel will simply rust). Metal primers might contain additional materials to protect against corrosion, such as sacrificial zinc.
Metal hydroxides/oxides do not provide a solid surface for the paint to adhere to, and paint will come off in large flakes. Using a primer will provide extra insurance against such a scenario. An additional reason for using a primer on metal could be the poor condition of the surface. A steel part can be rusty, for example. Of course, the best solution is to thoroughly clean the metal, but when this is not a viable option, special kinds of primers can be used that chemically convert rust to the solid metal salts. And even though such surface is still lacking in comparison to the shiny clean metal, it is yet much better than weak, porous rust.
Painting and gluing aluminum is especially important in the aircraft industry, which uses toxic zinc chromate primers and chromating to add the necessary adhesion properties.

Primers for plastic

Using a primer on surfaces made of plastic is only necessary when making a drastic change of color (going from dark brown to white, for example), because most household plastics are not very porous and are not easily damaged by moisture; or when a long-lasting coat of paint is desired. A primer will reduce the number of layers of paint necessary to completely cover the previous color, and will help the paint make a thorough bond with the surface being painted. Because most paints and primers designed to be used for painting plastics are not water based, an important point for choosing a primer for plastic is making sure the primer's propellant or solvent will not dissolve or warp the plastic part itself (e.g. most common household spray paint will damage polystyrene foam). Both the primer and paint should be tested on a small hidden spot of the part being painted.

Blog entry
08/04/2010 - 12:35

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