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go! Platteland

Spring 2019

The slow life is the good life: go! Platteland celebrates the rural lifestyle and the entrepreneurial spirit of people whose hearts are in the platteland – whether they grew up in the countryside or are already based there, are contemplating making the move or simply hankering after the rural life. Platteland offers articles that focus on entrepreneurs, DIY projects, animals, gardening, food, towns and people. It is both practical and inspiring – as much of a visual feast as it is a celebration of great writing.

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South Africa
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English
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Media 24 Ltd
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every town needs that one person…

Aunt Elize is grumpy: “Once upon a time, before you were born, your Uncle Japie and I set out from Rietfontein every December, driving all the way to the South Coast, to the Cape, sometimes to the Kruger National Park. “In those days, we didn’t have any of this newfangled stuff like… like Kulula. And you know, my dear, in that beige Ford Granada we did our best to stretch out that journey. We savoured it like you would a mint in church, as Uncle Japie used to say, and in nearly every dorpie we would stretch our legs and do some window-shopping. “It was safe to pull off the road anywhere. The streets and the ablution facilities were immaculate; rubbish bins weren’t overflowing; the gardens were so beautiful; strangers greeted you…

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go! platteland

EDITORS JOHAN VAN ZYL & PETER VAN NOORD ART DIRECTOR SEAN ROBERTSON COPY EDITORS CHRISTINE DE VILLIERS & KAY-ANN VAN ROOYEN PROOFREADER ALAN DOVE CEO: MEDIA24 ISHMET DAVIDSON HEAD OF MEDIA24 PRINT MEDIA RIKA SWART HEAD OF LIFESTYLE MINETTE FERREIRA GENERAL MANAGER: MONTHLIES NERISA COETZEE HEAD: PROJECT MANAGEMENT RAJ LALBAHADUR HEAD OF FINANCE: LIFESTYLE JAMEELAH CONWAY FINANCIAL MANAGER MUNEEB ADAMS CIRCULATION MANAGER RIAAN WEYERS 021 443 9964 | riaan.weyers@media24.com BUSINESS MANAGER: ADVERTISING DANIE NELL 082 859 0542 | danie.nell@media24.com JEANINE KRUGER 082 342 2299 | jeanine.kruger@media24.com LIZEL PAUW 082 876 8189 | lizel.pauw@media24.com NICK FITZELL 071 430 6311 | nick.fitzell@media24.com SANETHA MEINTJIES 084 416 5797 | sanetha.meintjies@media24.com SHARLENE SMITH 083 853 1604 | sharlene.smith@media24.com THEA THOMAS 078 450 7771 | tthomas@media24.com VERNETTE RAUTENBACH 084 610 6432 | vrautenb@media24.com COMMERCIAL EDITOR GERDA ENGELBRECHT COMMERCIAL MANAGER LISE VAN BREDA lise.coetsee@media24.com MARKETING ANDILE NKOSI COMMERCIAL HEAD: PROJECTS FRANCOIS MALAN PRODUCTION MANAGER KERRY NASH ONLINE SHOP DONVÉ MYBURGH | donve.myburgh@media24.com RETOUCHER…

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chitchat

I bought your first magazine when we were living in the Cape, but we already knew we’d be moving to the platteland in the near future. My only conditions were that there had to be a PEP, a Spar and an ATM at least. And then we moved to Hopefield with its rich history and interesting people. For the first time I played bowls and went to auctions on Saturdays. I wanted to show our son, Sebastiaan, what it’s like to grow up in a platteland dorp and give him the freedom of fresh air, climbing trees and riding his bike in the streets, all of which I had in Saldanha. Along with the house we got a lekker large erf that now boasts a few fruit trees, my herbs in a…

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from hard work comes a good life

About eight years ago, my wife, Vida, and I decided to swap the city life for the farm. I worked in retail and she was a ballet teacher. Then we took a big risk by buying a farm – an uncultivated open piece of land. We had to do everything from scratch – there wasn’t even a road. We built the road, a house, a stable. (My daughter does horse riding and is the South African showjumping champion. She taught a pony someone had given her for free, worked very hard and then won at the SA Championships. She is currently studying veterinary science.) Our son is in Grade 8 – when we moved to the farm, we started home-schooling the kids. Today, we enjoy our small organic farming concern. Vida milks the…

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news & diary

Life is a garden Whether you’re celebrating this year’s Garden Day on Sunday, 20 October, with a meal shared with fellow gardeners or spoiling someone with a special flower crown (like Constance Stuurman is wearing in the photo), the most important thing is that you don’t spend the day toiling in the garden. Rather sit back and marvel at your handiwork. Garden Day is the brainchild of the gardening app Candide, which aims to connect gardeners, plant lovers and horticulturists through the sharing of knowledge. Gardeners, after all, know that gardening is good for you. For example, did you know… • Every hour spent in front of a TV screen takes 21 minutes off your life, whereas gardening achieves exactly the opposite? • Office workers who have pot plants on their desks are 15%…

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seeing (and tasting) is believing!

With the Spice Garden the farm has come full circle: first, it tells the story of the Europeans who, in the centuries before fridges existed, sailed their ships around the Cape to buy spices in the East. (They really needed to do something to mask the smell of meat and fish which they could only preserve by salt-curing.) Owing to a vitamin C deficiency after months at sea, the spice seekers usually suffered from scurvy, resulting in the Dutch East India Company sending Jan van Riebeeck to start a refreshment station with a large vegetable garden at the Cape. That garden was the inspiration behind Babylonstoren’s majestic fruit-and-vegetable garden that takes your breath away every season. In the Spice Garden – under a white dome with a polycarbonate roof and walls…

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