Calendar
Jan
11
Wed
School Applications Open @ Coram Deo Christian Academy
Jan 11 – Nov 11 all-day
School Applications Open @ Coram Deo Christian Academy | Roodepoort | Gauteng | South Africa

We still have space available for students for 2017.

Applications for Grade 1 to Grade 7 still open.

Grade 8 to 12 only available for students coming from the ACE/AEE Curriculum.

Feb
25
Sat
Wild Flower Walk @ Kloofendal Nature Reserve
Feb 25 @ 08:30 – 10:30
Wild Flower Walk @ Kloofendal Nature Reserve

Looking and identifying the numerous little flowers found in the reserve, particularly along the firebreak
Bring Highveld Flower books & camera? Unfortunately Dr Jan van Wyk’s “Imaged list of wild flower in Kloofendal Nature Reserve” is sold out.

Mar
4
Sat
Walking Introduction to Kloofendal Nature Reserve @ Kloofendal Nature Reserve
Mar 4 @ 08:00 – 10:00
Walking Introduction to Kloofendal Nature Reserve @ Kloofendal Nature Reserve

Discover what there all is to see – dam, bird hide, rocky ridges with its unique vegetation, wild flowers, goldmine trenches, game and birds Advisable to wear walking shoes

Mar
5
Sun
Goldmine Tour @ Kloofendal Nature Reserve
Mar 5 @ 14:00 – 16:00
Goldmine Tour @ Kloofendal Nature Reserve

Learn about history of West Rand Gold mining, visit into Confidence Reef & see how the stamp mills operate

Mar
11
Sat
Invasive Alien “Hack” @ Kloofendal Nature Reserve
Mar 11 @ 08:30 – 10:30
Invasive Alien “Hack” @ Kloofendal Nature Reserve

Since early in December 2015 we have been working with 9 EPWP workers on identifying invasive problem plants in Kloofendal, mainly in the Wetland area, and how to remove them.

I have developed a booklet specifically on identification of these plants and with the help of Wendy Carsten from Melville Koppies, Andrew Hankey specialist horticulturalist from Walter Sisulu National Botanical Gardens, Dave Kirkby specialist horticulturalist, previous owner of Top Turf and the various relevant books, I have included ways on how these plants can be removed from the reserve, not an easy task as some of the plants need poisoning which we can’t do in the Wetland. So far the Wetland booklet has 39 species named with photographs and some dried specimen to make identification easier. The “Common problem and invasive plants in Kloofendal” booklet is a document on the whole reserve, on which I have been working on and off since 2009, which has 60 species described in it which are the more common ones in the reserve, there are others which haven’t been included as they are not considered a problem yet.

Jörgen Hammarström from the Friends Kloofendal has assisted in working with the EPWP group.  Jörgen for several years has been leading alien invasive plant control with a small dedicated team of volunteers (not the EPWP workers) every second Saturday of the month, as well as on his own spending much time on invasive alien plant control in the reserve. Please do support him and his team second Saturday each month 8h30 – 11h00.? It is actually quite a rewarding job, seeing how much can be done in that time. Jörgen can be contacted at 083-546-1199.

Nocturnal Scorpion Walk at Kloofendal Nature Reserve @ Kloofendal Nature Reserve
Mar 11 @ 18:30 – 20:30
Nocturnal Scorpion Walk at Kloofendal Nature Reserve @ Kloofendal Nature Reserve

Presentation & walk.
Please bring torch, wear walking shoes, raincoat if weather looks like rain

Mar
12
Sun
Birding Spotting For Everyone @ Kloofendal Nature Reserve
Mar 12 @ 07:00 – 09:00
Birding Spotting For Everyone @ Kloofendal Nature Reserve

Please bring binoculars and a bird book?
Brochure on all birds found in Kloofendal with a distribution map and brief description where the more common birds are found available at R10 from Grant

Mar
18
Sat
Wild Flower Walk @ Kloofendal Nature Reserve
Mar 18 @ 08:30 – 10:30
Wild Flower Walk @ Kloofendal Nature Reserve

Looking and identifying the numerous little flowers found in the reserve, particularly along the firebreak
Bring Highveld Flower books & camera? Unfortunately Dr Jan van Wyk’s “Imaged list of wild flower in Kloofendal Nature Reserve” is sold out.

Apr
14
Fri
Rand Show @ Expo Centre Johannesburg
Apr 14 – Apr 23 all-day

Apr
28
Fri
The Lumineers @ Ticketpro Dome, Northgate Shopping Centre
Apr 28 @ 19:30 – 23:00

It took four years for The Lumineers to follow up their platinum-plus, self-titled debut – which spent 46 weeks on The Billboard 200 and peaked at number 2 – but Cleopatra is well worth the wait.

The band`s self-titled debut album sold 3 million copies worldwide and earned them 2 Grammy nominations for Best New Artist and Best Americana Album. The first single “Ho Hey” spent 62 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 and it`s follow up, “Stubborn Love” climbed to #1 on the Alternative radio charts and was also featured on President Obama`s Summer Playlist.

Continuing the success story from their two-time Grammy nominated, platinum-selling debut in 2012, The Lumineers` Cleopatra has been an international hit album – not only achieving No.1 status in the UK, U.S & Canada Official Charts, but also charting at the top of the Billboard Top 200.

Their second album Cleopatra proved Schultz and Fraites – along with cellist/vocalist Neyla Pekarek – are neither taking their good fortune for granted, nor sitting back on their laurels. With the help of producer Simone Felice (The Felice Brothers, The Avett Brothers) the band ensconced themselves in a recording in Clubhouse, a recording studio high atop a hill in rural Rhinebeck, N.Y. Influences for the album include Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen. The band added “The record is our greatest hits reflecting what`s happened to use over the last three years”.

With four years between albums. The Lumineers are excited to get back out on the road and, as Wesley puts it “connect with the new record and have people connect with it”