Mill & Bridge Newspaper, Sugar/Mac Festival Vol, 1



Mill & Bridge

Exhibitor Bookings & Show Info
(Andre)
admin@sugarfest.co.za
Cell: 060 452 7525

Felixton Village Newspaper
Newspaper

Sugarfest, Zululand’s Agricultural Show Series

Publications and Advertising
(Dale)
dale@zululandorange.co.za
Cell: 079 830 1729

“Shaping up to
be a big one!”
VOL 1

S

November 2020

079 830 1729

dale@zululandorange.co.za



ugarfest 2021 is set to be the

biggest one yet and is preliminarily scheduled for the 23/24
July 2021. Zululand’s spectacular
agricultural show has become
KZN’s most looked forward to biannual
agricultural event.

The Sugarfest celebrates the harvest and
achievements in different sectors across
South Africa which make up agriculture.
The people involved in this value chain
meet up, network and review latest technologies and trends. With ideas and tons of
experience shared, Sugarfest also boasts
a broad mix of public-interest exhibits,
farmers markets and an extensive entertainment programme.

Calling exhibitors for
Sugarfest 2021
The Mill & Bridge newspaper will be distributing a monthly series dedicated to farming
in South Africa. This series will partner up
with participating exhibitors to publish the
latest on their expertise and those that go
hand in hand with whom of which farmers
would be nowhere without.

Eager show-goers begin preparing for Sugarfest 2021
The show is the perfect opportunity to personally communicate with existing and potential clients, expose your brands to thousands of show-goers,
network with other industry players and learn about market opportunities and
threats. Exhibitors are urged to get ahead and book now. Expect the good
positive results to be even bigger and better in 2021.

Partner up now and generate
masses of business leads
Mahen Gounden
083 999 7974
Mbali Shoza
073 069 8646
Salesh Nunnun
081 028 5003
Nhlonipho Kunene 060 902 1751
Veno Pillay
082 380 7237
Andre Angell-Schau 082 551 5375
Cella Horn
078 449 5646
Hlalalisani Ndaba 074 629 3658
Leon Chetty
079 084 6683
Mabaso Makabongwe 076 104 5407

1 Cent Circle, Richards Bay • Tel: 035 789 1168
visit: vw.co.za and join facebook.com/midbaygroup

Midbay Motors



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Getting it “offline” and
bringing “in-person” back
at Sugarfest 2021
COVID-19’s lockdowns

have required people to replace
much of the in-person communication they conducted at
work -- as well as with customers and suppliers -- with virtual
meetings on platforms such as
Zoom, Teams, and Hangout.
The Sugarfest Agricultural Show
held each biannual year in Zululand
has become a serious business opportunity according to surveys from
exhibitors and visitors at the 2019
Trade Show. These statistics have
already proved to have triggered
overwhelming interest in July’s upcoming show, to be held in Mtunzini.
What drives this specific Sugarfest
to be more attractive then ever
before,with a massive audience
gathering, has obviously got a lot to
do with the global pandemic we are
currently facing.
Farmers are “chomping at the bit” to
participate in the in-person significant opportunities and major benefits Sugarfest has previously generated but now especially when it
comes to strengthening culture and
morale, fostering engagement and
to get offline and catch up to the
in-person business that we have all
realised is vital for any organisation.
Trust is hard to develop online. It’s
also hard to make an impactful first
impression via email or even on the
phone -- it never has the same kind
of impact an in-person meeting can
deliver. In any business setting, the
first impression sets the tone for the

relationship, and an in-person meeting will always provide the strongest
first impression. This applies to
deciding on agricultural machinery
benifits, vehicles, chemicals, basically any form of sales that one is
curious about.
With Covid-19 safety measures
in place the eager exhibitors and
Sugarfest committee are looking forward to seeing you in-person again.
Unlike emails or phone calls, which
are on track with direct business,
engaging in some small talk conversation and in person demonstrations
improves getting to know eachother
outside of our cyberspace capsule
and back to strengthening humanities one on one relationships for
your business and family.
Follow the Mill & Bridge newspaper
on monthly updates and articles
from our exhibitors on what you can
expect from their stand.

Exhibitor Bookings & Show Info
(Andre)
admin@sugarfest.co.za
Cell: 060 452 7525

dale@zululandorange.co.za

Felixton Estate, South Africa

Office Supplies
Your Complete Stationery Solution

Vouchers

a year’s supply of stationery

081 317 7515

Publications and Advertising
(Dale)
dale@zululandorange.co.za
Cell: 079 830 1729

Midbay Motors
1 Cent Circle, Richards Bay
Tel: 035 789 1168
visit: vw.co.za
join facebook.com/midbaygroup

Plants
Seedlings
Pots

079 830 1729

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“While Shepherds
watch their flocks
by night”

R


aising kids takes a village. I couldn’t agree more, but what

makes a village? I know when you are sleep deprived,

cranky, busy, overwhelmed, or whatever, extending gratitude
isn’t always top of mind. However, taking the time to thank those helping you and your family is time well spent. Whether it’s a hand-written
thank you note, gift card, verbal comment, or text, these sentiments go
a long way. And this is overdue.
So I’m writing mine to trigger your mind: on who, actually goes that
extra mile so we are okay every night and day. Who has held this
village together despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the real terror
of a plague. Despite the fact that we are the only country in the
world that cannot keep their lights on or having a municipal
system where the water is not always available. Despite the
pressure us villagers deliver, Wayne Mathias has always
been the one that goes that extra mile. You know that!
I know that!

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Wayne Mathias, not only
is the Chairman of
the Felixton Home
Owners Association,
but also the spine of
the Covid-19 pandemic
for Felixton Villagers
through the trials
and tribulations
of 2020

Thank you Wayne for all you do! It doesn’t just take a
leader to maintain the village for it’s residents, it takes a
leader with a vision for the village. A true shepherd.
You have definitely exceeded expectations. Felixton is,
most definitely, one of the most wholesome places to
live and us residents understand the obstacles the
country faces and are so very grateful for all you do!

Felixton’s great enthusiast, an
inspirational devotee, enjoying
life’s marvels against all odds!
2020 has been a year we’ll never
forget. While we may have started the
year in hope, it’s been a struggle for
so many of us, and the implications of
recent events will have lasting effects
— some of them life-altering. However,
when we reach the point of wanting to
give up and we start to lose hope, we
need to consider what’s really important.
Sometimes I just want it to stop. Talk of
COVID, protests, looting, brutality. I lose
my way. I become convinced that this
“new normal” is real life. Then I meet a
man who doesn’t even mention, the war
sign-ups or living through polio, diphtheria, blame nor even his side of the story,
and yet is so enchanted with life.

He seemed surprised when I said
that 2020 must be especially challenging for him. “No,” he said slowly, looking me straight in the eyes.
He sat quietly sipping his tea with
Buddy, his companion and caddy,
at his ankles. I learnt that this man
was wiser than to just learn the
world through printed headlines but
lives for the people that surround
him.
Alen Wilkinson, he microlights over
estuaries, he wins golf days with
good luck charms and blessings,
he has incredible gardening tips,
he feeds wild birds every morning
and is an avid photographer with a
spectacular history.

Alen Wilkinson, planning a hole-in-one

We are all familiar with the sound
of our sugar trains, hooting owls
and natures best. But if you hear
an unfamilar new buzzing sound, it
could well be Alen on a microlight
scouting his next golfing move.
Nothing will surprise me with Alen,
he is seriously a true inspiration to
us all!



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Thuthukani Adult Workshop
making your contribution to
saving the planet so easy!

R



ecycling is often easier just not to think about.
It seems like a mission, a hassle and so much

easier to just throw everything out every
Wednesday, on rubbish day! Where do you take it?
How do you sort it? How much do you have to collect
before you can take a load somewhere?

Reduce and reuse (recycle!)
Thuthukani Adult Workshop has taken the hassle out of
recycling and even has a depot spot right here in Felixton Village. The old bus stop outside our country club.
We even drive past the circle almost every day.
From protecting forests to curbing climate, recycled
paper, plastic and cans is essential for sustainability. If
you don’t recycle these used items and instead throw
them into the trash, it goes where all trash goes -- to
the landfill. Landfills are filling up very fast and cost a
fortune to replace. And of course, it is us, the rate-payers who will have to pay for a new landfill site.

“We will do the sorting - you do
not need to worry!”
And you don’t need to sort it. Thuthukani offers this
service!
Thuthukani Adult Workshop provides sheltered employment to the adults living with intellectual disabilities.
Including them to social, meaningful and dignified work,
offering continued learning and skills development.
So, all you need to do to contribute to changing lives
through job creation is to put your required recycables
into one bag and leave it at the collection point. They
will sort for you.

Thuthukani Adult Workshop (TAW) is a registered NPO
and PBO, empowering 140 adults with intellectual disabilities in a sheltered work environment, where they
can learn a skill, contribute to society and be gainfully
employed. Thuthukani Adult Workshop has established
a recycling project called Thuthukani Turnaround (TT) to
collect and sort recyclables. TT has partnered with Mpact
Recycling in Richards Bay, who buy the sorted materials
from TT and then distribute them to their recycling destinations.
Contact Us

Phone: Thuthukani Adult Workshop
0832676444
Email: workshop@thuthukani.org.za

Mission

Empowering the intellectually disabled
to realise their individual potential and
corporate value in society

Just recycle. No need to do any sorting! You don’t need
YouTube
Vision
to seperate cartons from paper, lids from cans, it is that
simple. Have a seperate bag or bin and throw those toilet
rolls, bottle tops, empty cans all into one, leave it at the
Aim
stop on your way out. You will be surprised how your
green wheely bin can actually close on rubbish day.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VIJLvS0di-Y

Scan QR code to take
your directly to the
video

To be a leading provider of sheltered
employment to the intellectually
disabled through provision of a safe
working environment that provides
social inclusion, meaningful and
dignified work, and opportunities for
continued learning and skills
development
To offer employment in a sheltered
environment to past pupils of
Thuthukani Special School and other
intellectually disabled adults and to
prepare workers for absorption into
open labour market where possible.

“We collect”
Office Paper
Magazines
Newspapers
Cardboard
Container board
Liquid packaging
“We don’t collect”
Glass
Food
Polystyrene
PVC
Container board
Thin wall PET

Drop off points
Felixton Village
In the old bus shelter at the traffic circle
Vimba
Empangeni Rail
Dr. Swan’s Rooms
back entrance on Ukula Str. Empangeni
Thuthukani Adult Workshop
Below Thuthukani Special School

Cell: 083 267 6444 •Fax: 035 793 0080 • workshop@thuthukani.org.za

RECYCLING



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Felixton College comes
out stronger for it all!
written by a proud and very grateful parent

Obviously, COVID-19 created new challenges for all
schools and students around the world in this regard,
thus, this sentiment has never felt more true since
returning to in-person learning at FC. Much like everyone else, the school moved instruction online in March
with the onset of the coronavirus. With gratefulness,
I, as a parent, watched as Felixton College Principal,
administrators and teachers began to navigate these
“unprecedented” waters with nimbleness and grace.
Continuously thanking parents for being so forthcoming with their concerns.
Principal, Wayne Rademan, immediately began
constant contact with ISASA and a large contingent of
Principals across the country, and took action implementing top class health and safety measures. Us
parents were warmed by his and his amazing staff for
being proactive and taking it upon themselves to educate themselves on Covid-19, institute basic protocols
and inform our children. School buildings and buses
were sanitsed and ‘deep cleansed’. The children were
educated on hygiene, personal space and precautions
were implented to protect them in every way from
the virus. Us parents were recieving updated correspondencece of protocols continuously from Principal
Rademan’s desk. We are truly blessed to have such
an outstanding and dedicated team of educators
guiding our children on a daily basis and ensuring the
parents are at ease with the correct protocols in place.
As the virus spread schools closed, but this did not
stop the dedication of Felixton College. FC had already prepared and jumped into the questions of how
they could partner with parents given COVID-19? How
they would rightfully equip their students? But further,
how they would create an atmosphere of joy? Was it
really still “the whole family together?”
Yes, indeed it was, the whole family was still together,
even more so than ever before. This incredible school
adequately fulfilled their mission amidst these extraordinary challenges.

2021 ADMISSIONS
Grade RRRR - Grade 12
ARE YOU LOOKING FOR THE ‘RIGHT’ SCHOOL FOR YOUR CHILD?

Felixton College
has established itself as a
leading academic, cultural
and sporting educational
provider in Zululand.
Give Felixton College a try
- you won’t be
disappointed!
Felixton College provides an environment within which any child, regardless of
ability or personality, is respected, accepted and enabled to thrive.

CONTACT DEBBIE LANE,
on dlane@felixtoncollege.co.za,
who will help you start this exciting adventure or go to
JOIN US on our website: www.felixtoncollege.co.za
for enrolment forms.
ZR206868-20©K

Felixton College (FC) always welcomes their students
with phrases such as, “the whole family is together”.
This statement speaks to the type of relational atmosphere the college fosters between their school
and students as well as parents. The entire staff
emphasize, establish and maintain an atmosphere of
joy where learning and discovery can flourish. They
partner with parents to educate children not simply
to gain admittance to the best university, but to equip
them for life, helping them discover who God made
them to be. These are lofty and ambitious goals, one’s
that are difficult to achieve under the most normal of
circumstances.

The focus was on the very human relationship between
the student and the teacher. Approaching the use of technology with intentionality knowing the benefits are many
though the challenges are real. Always cherishing their
time together, knowing that the years their children spend
at FC are profoundly impactful on who they will become.
Thus, through ample online classes, together with good old
fashion phone calls and still keeping a system of in-person
teaching, FC stayed connected as a school community,
and in every instance came out the stronger for it all.
Felixton College had overcome the worst virus without
jeopardizing the safety nor the education of each and every student’s future.
Thank you FC for giving us parents the peace of mind that
not only are our children receiving the best education but
also that at FC they are your children too.
On the 4th October 2021 that heart warming sms from
Debbie Lane, Felixton College, reached every parent of
every child, “tomorrow we look forward to welcoming back
all of our students, the whole family”.



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MILL & BRIDGE COMMUNITY NEWSPAPER

“Donavon remains positive
after harrowing ordeal”
Moving house stress is hard, but
on this the emotional day of saying
goodbye to their old home quickly
turned into a nightmare.

W


ith the pandemic hitting busi
nesses hard Don and his father

decided to follow up on the
many leads generated at Sugarfest
2019, where they had participated in
exhibiting their water purification business. Don quickly managed to set up
contracts in Zululand and it was decided that he would sadly leave the family
business in Durban to continue in Zululand where they would be residing in
Felixton Village.
On the day in question not only did the
family of five break down when an injector blew in their vehicle’s engine, on
the N2. It so happened that it was the
first, hottest day of October and only
hours later could be towed into Felixton
Village, on a flat bed trailer, to their new
home. This obviously added a fortune
to the already costly moving expenses.
Keeping spirits up Donavon managed
to locate the most highly recommended
motor repairs shop nearby and had his
Ford Ranger tdci 3.0 4x4 (recently purchased from a Durban North used cars
dealership) towed for repairs. This took
time and more money setting the Uys’s
back financially and a week behind on
his first contract. On the completion of
the repairs Don was excited to begin
his approved tender in Richards Bay.
However, 5km from the motor repairs
shop the injector blew again and he
had to be towed yet again which resulted in him losing the contract.
Once the vehicle had been repaired
and Don having some time on his
hands before the next contract started, he could quickly assist a previous
client in Ballito which would generate
an income before starting the upcoming
assignment.

Felixton Estate, South Africa

Don, Deyna,Skyla, Josh & Fay, setting out on exciting new beginnings, moments before the nightmare began
But the nightmare doesn’t end
here. On the way to Ballito the
van broke down again for the
third time in three weeks, only
this time it was the engine that
blew. This was beginning to pay
a traumatic toll on the family.
Unfortunately his 4x4 is now sitting at a mechanic’s workshop in
Ballito with a R43 000,00 quote
for spares alone. Obviously in
these times, nobody has this kind
of cash lying around, especially
with a family of five to feed. So
the Uys’s are left with no vehicle.
I find this particular experience
not only harrowing with the
world coming to terms with the
COVID-19 pandemic, and work
opportunities being so slight, but
the added stress of expenses,
relocation, job loss and vehicle
loss would most definitely bring
me to tears.

Fay runs a stationery reduced
cost business, Pay-Less Office
Supplies which she has brought
to Zululand (certainly the right
time for this with stationery lists
going out). Which can hopefully
keep them above water until Don
can find permanent work. With
installments owing on his bakkie
and a R43k plus bill waiting in
Ballito he lost his contracts and
is not eligable to purchase a new
vehicle.
Despite his recent nightmare,
being an electrician and team
leader for sewage treatment
plants, borehole pumps and
filtration, reverse osmosis plants,
rainwater harvesting, pivot maintenance and construction, Don
remains positive and focused into
bouncing back to work soon.
A time to count our blessings,
and pray that great things are in
store for the Uys family.

We pre-pack and deliver to your door.
Less cost & less fuss. Send your child’s 2021 stationery requirements to

Office Supplies
Your Complete Stationery Solution

officesupplies.kzn@gmail.com for our unbeatable price list.
Families around the world are recovering from the Covid-19 pandemic and
we are here to cut costs, for your family, for your office and for your future.
081 317 7515 • 3 Tinti Drive • Felixton • officesupplies.kzn@gmail.com





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AUTO DEALERS
Mahen Gounden
083 999 7974
Mbali Shoza
073 069 8646
Salesh Nunnun
081 028 5003
Nhlonipho Kunene 060 902 1751
Veno Pillay
082 380 7237
Andre Angell-Schau 082 551 5375
Cella Horn
078 449 5646
Hlalalisani Ndaba 074 629 3658
Leon Chetty
079 084 6683
Mabaso Makabongwe 076 104 5407

www.africanessencespa.co.za
Gift vouchers available
in-store OR email us to
purchase an electronic
voucher

073 096 0526
dean@bimdraughting.com
9 Saunders Crescent, Felixton, Empangeni 3875

HOME & GARDEN
Plants
Seedlings
Pots

079 830 1729

MEDICAL

CELLULAR

Dr. Fahn (Dentist)
035 772 3731, Empangeni

Dr. Greeff (GP)

035 792 1754, Empangeni

INDUSTRIAL

Midbay Motors
1 Cent Circle, Richards Bay
Tel: 035 789 1168
visit: vw.co.za
join facebook.com/midbaygroup

Felixton
Cellular Networking
All Networks • Rica • Airtime
Electricity • Pay Fines
Don 081 498 7992
Fay 081 317 7515
Dale 079 830 1729

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HOUR

Plastic Tanks
Air Valves
Threaded Float Ball Valves
RSV Gate Valves
Brass Gate Valves
Brass BIB Taps
PVC & HDPE Pipes
Fittings & Flanges
27 Brass Link, Alton, RBay

+27 35 751 1306
maureen@nolada8.co.za
www.nolada.co.za

EMERGENCY

SAP Empangeni 035 901 5800
SAP Richards Bay 035 901 2475/78
Ambulance 10100
Netcare Bay Hospital 035 780 6111
Netcare 911(ambulance) 0800 333 444
Melomed Hospital 035 791 5300
Empangeni Garden Clinic 035 902 8000
Ngwelezana Hospital 035 901 7000
ER 24 Ambulance 084 124
Sea Rescue 035 753 1991/082 990 5949

“Give us 20mins for delivery, just turning this tjop super fast!”

DEAN ELLENS

T: +27 (35) 772 1853
C: +27 (87) 004 1041
WhatsApp: +27 (66) 136 0943
info@africanessencespa.co.za

Kom ons braai!

Shop 21A
5 Ways Mall
Corner of Paul Avenue and
Rex Henderson, Empangeni

Felixton Village

DRAUGHTING

079 830 1729

BEAUTY

HI-LITE

ARTS & CRAFTS

Charcoal
&
Fire
Lighters

Classifieds

dale@zululandorange.co.za
Bookings: 079 830 1729

OF THE MONTH

8

NUMBERS

Travel Clinic 035 789 8309
Eskom 086 020 4560
Farm Watch 035 792 0070
Fire Rescue 035 797 3911
Life Line 035 789 7788
Childline 0800 055 555
Rape Crisis Centre 035 902 8517
Stop Gender Violence 0800 150 150
Aids Toll-free line 0800 012 322
Snake-Catcher 082 950 1929



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Classifieds
RESTAURANTS

PRINTERS

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dale@zululandorange.co.za
Bookings: 079 830 1729
ROOFING

TAKE-OUT
CHINESE

take out

y
Verd
o
go

Joker Evening

079 b30 1729
cHICKEN CHOW MEIN (NOODLES)
CHICKEN CHOP SUEY (RICE)
BEEF CHOW MEIN (NOODLES)
BEEF CHOP SUEY (RICE)
chopsticks included

Dale’s

Cheeseburgers
& chips

079 830 1729

f

Felixton free delivery

Fish & Chips
Frozen Meals
Stews & Curries
Sunday Roasts

Felixton

079 830 1729

workshop@thuthukani.org.za

sewage treatment plants
recycling plants • boreholes
filtration • rainwater harvesting
irrigation systems • pivot maintenance
electrical wiring & control panels
installations & repairs

RECYCL

SKIP HIRE
&
RECYCLERS OF:
SCRAP METAL
PLASTIC
WHITE PAPER
CARDBOARD
Sarita Kachelhoffer
071 714 7272

ecowasterecycling@gmail.com

2021 Admissions
Grade RRRR - Grade 12

water specialists

Fax: 035 793 0080

O

WATER

FAYDONS

Cell: 083 267 6444

SCHOOLS

G
IN

EC

RECYCLING

Cell: 081 498 7992 • Email: faydons.kzn@gmail.com

(035) 791-1796

STATIONERY

Felixton Estate, South Africa

We pre-pack and deliver to your door.
Less cost & less fuss. Send your child’s 2021 stationery requirements to

Office Supplies
Your Complete Stationery Solution

officesupplies.kzn@gmail.com for our unbeatable price list.
Families around the world are recovering from the Covid-19 pandemic and
we are here to cut costs, for your family, for your office and for your future.
081 317 7515 • 3 Tinti Drive • Felixton • officesupplies.kzn@gmail.com



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MILL & BRIDGE COMMUNITY NEWSPAPER

NOTICES
BEAUTY7th November 2020
DRAUGHTING

dale@zululandorange.co.za
079 830 1729
11 December 2020

3rd November 2020

HAPPY BIRTHDAY
To our darling

Happy Birthday

Deyna Madison

Mieke

Happy 21st Birthday
To my darling daughter
Leegan xxx

Rudolf, Sarita & Karla Kachelhoffer

Happy 76th
Birthday xxx

Sarog Govender

We hope you stay the
beautiful girl that you are,
and continue cooking &
baking the
wonderful food
that you do.
We love you,
Dad, Mom
Joshua
& Skyla
xxx
The Uys’s

Alan von Albach
76 years young
17 November 2020

If you are looking for Alan on his
birthday, you might well find that
wife Hanny has him locked up
safely at home.
Three years ago Alan broke his
ankle on his birthday and last year
he was attacked by a dog and had
to have the full rabies treatment.
This year Hanny will be enforcing
stricter safety precautions.

Karen, Warren & Hanny with birthday boy Alan

Alan, pictured here on the way to the club
with Bongani’s generous assistance

THE FELIXTON HOME OWNERS ASSOCIATION

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

Joker Evening
to
Felixton Village
Donavon, Fay,
Josh, Deyna & Skyla
Tinti Drive

f
Felixton

Erica & Jason
Armellino Drive
Wishing you a blessed
and happy
life in this ‘gem’ of a
village

Tuesday, 3rd November 2020
18h00
Felixton Country Club

The meeting will be held downstairs on
the outside of the verandah and paved
area for social distancing and natural ventilation due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

A MESSAGE FROM
THE FELIXTON HOME OWNERS ASSOCIATION

We wish you all the very best with the
Village Newspaper, and trust that it will get
the support it deserves!

(035) 791-1796
A VERY BIG THANK YOU to FELIXTON VILLAGE for their generous donations of
goods to PAWS-A-WHILE Charity & Thrift Shop in aid of SPCA!
Any items can be dropped at 12 Armellino or can be collected (079 830 1729) or taken directly to
Paws Shop 21(b) 5 Ways Mall, Empangeni, 3880, Tel: 071 174 4746



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Mill & Bridge

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SPORT

Community Newspaper
Felixton Village Newspaper

‘‘Mzwan’ is getting
his fit on!”
Since the global pandemic forced us all into
lockdown and stopped people from being able
to gym daily as well as schools sports and
fixtures being cancelled, this hasn’t stopped
Mzwandile Mthiyane of Felixton College from
gaining some muscle.

With Felixton College providing absolute evidence of athletic
excellence across the board and Mzwandile’s
ambition, motivation and fitness routines,
there is every possibility that the future Springbok
Captain might just be this guy on the FC
sports field every afternoon.


ery seldom can one drive through

Felixton’s sports grounds without

seeing Mzwan’ getting his fit on. He
doesn’t hesitate to cycle to Richards Bay or to
Crystal Holdings dam and back, at any given
chance. This rising star is not letting lockdown
stop him from working out and keeping fit.

“Just because we are in
lockdown doesn’t
mean we can’t train”

V

I had the privelege of writing an article in 2017
for a local news magazine on this outstandingly
talented champ from humble beginnings. In
fact the very next year in 2018 Siya Kolisi was
nominated Captain of the Springboks rugby
team and I was amazed at researching the
Captain’s life to discover the similarities, obstacles and challenges both Siya and Mzwan’
faced when growing up.
Both share the same ambitions and same
ideas, remaining positive at all times with a
great sense of humour and desire to achieve.
Their compassion and love for their families
speaks volumes on it’s own.

Mzwan’ says “its all in your
mind, just because we are
in lockdown doesn’t mean we
can’t train, you need to tell
your mind first that
‘A’ I need to wake
up at this time, I
need to train,
so the easiest
thing to do is
to just wake up, go for a 2km
jog and come back home.
Limit your eating also. Eat
because you are hungry. Do
pushups, situps, run in
the morning, run in the
afternoon. Don’t let your
mind tell you to sit in front
of the tv and just eat”

Mzwandile of
Felixton College
with eyes on the
goal and hands on
the prize, has a great
future stacked up
ahead of him.

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MILL & BRIDGE COMMUNITY NEWSPAPER

Mill & Bridge

SPORT

Felixton Village Newspaper
Felixton Village Newspaper

Fisherman
of the month
Everyone loves a good fish story, but how do you pick
out the true legends when the tall tales are piled higher
than the catch of the day?
You could cast about for the truly incredible stories, like
the man who landed a 1,600-pound shark in the Bahamas using only a boat anchor. Or you could pack your
creel with accounts of amazing anglers, from Sri Lankan
stilt fishermen to the Chinese who fished using cormorants and otters.
Ultimately, a true legend is living right among us whose
catch & tales will forever lure great fishermen to the
sport and still inspire the anglers’ anglers. I have been
honoured to have witnessed this man’s skills and even
been lucky enough to sample a variety of his catch.
A great fisherman lives right here in Felixton Village,
Andre Mudaly, making Felixton proud!

Andre Mudaly with a recent catch of Yellow Fin Tuna

Felixton Golf Estate boasts
brilliant ‘birdies’!
Eastern bronze-naped pigeon
(Delgorgue’s pigeon)

Dale Dixon

Blackish, short-tailed, medium-sized pigeon. Male
has a distinctive white mark on the neck. Female
is plainer but usually shows some rufous on the
back of the neck. Rare & endangered, found right
here in Felixton Village. Inconspicuous
bird that’s song is a “bouncing call”
series of low hoots.
Pictured here in Armellino Crescent,
Felixton.

My little endangered friend
visits me just
about every
day. A shy
little character but extremely
enquisitive.

Striped Kingfisher
(Halcyon chelicuti)

Jonathan Kruger

This highly territorial bird which
will chase off not only others of the
same species, but also shrikes,
doves and rollers. The territory may
be up to three hectares (7.4 acres) in
size, and hold 100 tall trees.
It is surveyed from a treetop by its
owner, who sings from before dawn intermittently until after midday.
Photographed in Old School Road, Felixton.

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