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MENTAL ROTATION EXERCISE TO CHALLENGE YOUR BRAIN

Mental rotation refers to moving things around in your mind. It is one of the main visuo-spatial skills we all have … in different degrees, yes. Here’s an example. Please picture in your mind an arrow pointing to the right. Now, turn this…

THEATRE, EDUCATION AND BUSINESS!

During March, the Youth Café hosted our quarterly holiday program, to make the most of the last vestiges of summer here in the Garden Route. It is always busy, and it is always a lot of fun! We remain thankful to our partner organisations for…

TOEKOMS

Tussen al die nuwe uitbreidings en woonbuurtes in die gebied tussen Tergniet en Groot-Brak lê daar ’n rustige woonbuurt genaamd Toekoms. Kan daar ’n mooier naam wees vir ’n klein gemeenskap wat altyd in ’n toekoms vir hulle en hul kinders…

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION: ENIGMA OR POWERFUL TOOL?

From time to time our communities are invited to take part in the public participation processes of proposed developments. But what does this entail? What is expected from residents or local businesses that may be affected by a proposed development? The…

CAN BUYER’S REMORSE SAVE YOU FROM PAYING ESTATE AGENT COMMISSIONS?

For buyers, the prospect of a new home can be exciting and daunting. You saw a house that you are interested in buying, and you want to seal the deal before somebody else does. You sign the Offer to Purchase, then only crunch the numbers and…

Important Announcement: GB Walk Postponed to April 17th

Dear GB Walk Community, Due to adverse weather conditions and ongoing disruptions caused by wind and rain in the province, we have made the decision to postpone the GB Walk. The safety and well-being of our participants are our top priority,…

NECTAR IN THE GARDEN

Like the hummingbirds of the Americas, Africa’s sunbirds and sugarbirds are specialised nectarivores (feeding primarily on nectar produced by flowers), but supplement their diet with some protein by eating small insects, especially when feeding…

HOW TO AGE GRACEFULLY

Growing old is a blessing, especially if you age with elegance and fulfillment. Every moment that you are blessed to be alive makes you that moment older. These moments become seconds, minutes, hours, days, weeks and years. The instance these…

HOE GEREELD VIER JY JOUSELF ?

Dit is belangrik om tyd in ruim vir jouself aan die begin van jou dag, want dit verhoog jou gevoel van selfwaarde en geloof in jouself. Dit help jou ook om met selfvertroue op te tree in jou daaglikse lewe en omgang met ander. Verder kan dit…

ALGAE EATERS

The Shaggy Sea Hare, Bursatella leachii, is a fascinating marine gastropod mollusc found in estuaries along the South African coast, including that of Great Brak River. This unique creature belongs to the Aplysiidae family and is distinguished…

SMARTEN UP IN 2024!

To Smarten up is to make a place or person look neater or more attractive.   In Mei 2022 het Johan Erasmus, mede-direkteur en -eienaar van die Smarten Renovate Groep van Maatskappye, toe reeds bykans ’n dekade ’n gevestigde en meermalig-bekroonde…

NEWS FROM THE POST

For everything there is a season: we adjust our outlook, change our habits and move forward.   And so it is at The Post.   In the April edition we bid Annlerie and Lindie farewell as they will be venturing into new territory.…

HELP! MY NEW HOUSE IS A HERITAGE RESOURCE!

Nestled between the mountains, with a river that lends its name to the town, Great Brak River is steeped in history. But we are not always aware of the historical value of the properties we acquire and most of us are blissfully unaware of the…

HOME OF THE OLD FOSSIL

The Great Brak River harbours a treasure trove of geological and archaeological wonders, if one knows where to look and what one is looking at. These geological features hold worldwide scientific acknowledgment, yet their significance unfortunately…

THE PRICE OF “PROGRESS”

Most of us opted to live in the Garden Route to leave the hustle and bustle of city life behind. We enjoy the atmosphere and serenity of these areas, the close proximity of the open spaces, green meadows and belts, and beaches. Although the…

GAAN DIT NET OOR KARRE?

Die reuk van warm metaal vanaf die oudste Mercedes op die Ou Motorskou in George wat reg voor my staan vir die verbyrit. Van tweeslag-olie as die DKW’s wegtrek met hul kenmerkende rokende uitlaatpype. ’n V8 wat goedgunstelik deur die eienaar…

10 FOODS THAT FUEL “DOPAMINE”, THE HAPPY HORMONE, NATURALLY

What you eat can have a significant impact on your happiness and health. Food not only promotes physical well-being, but it can also improve your mental health. Including certain vegetarian food in your diet may help boost your mood. Here are…

GREENHAVEN: RURAL AREA OF DREAMERS AND OVERACHIEVERS

Welcome to Greenhaven (including Wolwedans and Greenfields), a rural area situated in Great Brak River. In Afrikaans we are what we call an “agtergeblewene dorpie”, which directly translates to “town that is left behind”. In that sense,…

ANTON SMIT-BEELDE IN GROOT-BRAKRIVIER

Die alombekende Anton Smit-beelde in Groot-Brakrivier is onlangs gerestoureer en opgeknap deur ’n  span deskundiges van Anton Smit se Kaapstad-ateljee. Die span het stil-stil die dorp binnegekom en aan die beelde begin werk, op eie onkoste.…

’N ROEIKLUB VIR GROOT-BRAKRIVIER

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Groot-Brakrivier is geseënd met een van die mooiste riviervalleie, maar dit is totaal onderbenut. As dit sensitief hanteer word, kan die rivier tot groot voordeel van inwoners en besoekers benut word. Daar is  talle enkellopende mense in die…