Rudolph was a Johnny-come-lately to the hardworking transport team. Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner and Blitzen were first named in Clement Moore’s 1823 poem, A Visit from Saint Nicholas (better known today as The Night Before Christmas).
In our positive way we hoped to bring a bit of light and fun to help the town finish off the year – and we were de-“Lighted” by the turnout. Well done White River!
Wow! This is my 15th blog for We Are White River – has it really been that long? As 2016 draws to a close, our town experiences the extremes of behaviour.
Carl and Megan van der Merwe are renowned in White River for the convivial, relaxed eating they delivered at the restaurant they founded, Fez. Their new venture, 64 Coolmore, combines Megan’s sophisticated chic décor style with Carl’s eclectic cooking to offer White Riverian’s a place to enjoy good, slow cooked food combined with a comfortable, luxe ambiance.
Visitors love returning to the guest house at the end of a long day where they then get to enjoy dinner in the open air boma while they recount their experiences with like-minded visitors.
On the 7th October 2016 the Community Scheme Ombud Service Act 2011 (Act 9 of 2011) came into force. The Community Schemes Ombud Service (CSOS) was established in terms of this act with the aim of providing an alternative, impartial and transparent service for the resolution of unresolved disputes in community schemes and to ensure their good governance.
Today, Daleen and her mother Mats are hands-on and Bedmat has adapted to changing times. Daleen has embarked upon an ambitious expansion plan, opening a branch in Nelspruit as well as in White River town and begun an online service. “It’s personal for us,” Daleen says, “we’re not working for anybody else.” Their traditional business is strongly repeat based, often the third generation of Eddie’s original customers are still shopping at Bedmat.
Community and connection are two of my strongest values and living in White River, I am lucky enough to get to fulfil these almost on a daily basis.
The school is dual medium facility with classes offered in both Afrikaans and English. Healthy, active bodies are important foundations for inquisitive adolescent minds and to that end Rob Ferreira has 14 different sporting codes, so every one of the almost 800 student will find an activity to his or her liking.
Communities thrive on doing things together and doing things for each other – it’s as simple and as obvious as that. The more we do for each other and with each other, the more robust we will be as a group. This includes ‘making the circle bigger’ to include the larger community outside our gates and on the hill beyond our town.