Oct 19 - Bloem



two ways

Street style



for the daring


Skye Klopper chats life & music





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2 Get out and see what Bloem has to offer

5 Kick back and relax with a light read


6 October is not complete without these great finds


8 Food for thought with Kloppers and De’Longi

9 Chocolate bliss with Katelyn Williams


10 Skye Klopper lives to the beat of her own drum


12 Life in Vision fashion for the street


16 So many bright ideas with Granola

17 Drink some wine... for a good cause


22 Your Home - our home feature which celebrates beautiful decor,

chats flooring options and inspires with greenery ideas


32 Diamonds AND pets are a girl’s best friend... win BIG with Pet

Food Depot

October 2019

A hot date!

Get out and treat yourself in October



Famsa is hosting a Co-parenting and Parental Alienation training

workshop over two days in Bloemfontein. The two-day training

session includes snacks and lunch. To ensure your spot, contact via

email or telephone: info@famsabfn.co.za or 051-525-2395. Costs

are R1 050 per person, including training materials.




Die ou legende, Manie Jackson, tree

van 8nm tot 9:30nm by Aasvoëlklub

op saam met Manuel Escorcio. Hulle is

hier om almal te vermaak met liedjies

wat almal na aan die hart lê. Kaartjies

kos R120 pp en is beskikbaar by Kiki

Corner, Langenhovenpark, of stuur ‘n

e-pos na vultureclubevents@gmail.com

vir meer inligting.

It’s time to get outdoors and join

the Be Active Series: Ride & Stride

from 7am till 1pm at the Be Human

Middelwater Farm, Bloemfontein.

Enthusiasts can choose from many race

options while enjoying the Be Human

Family Market, which promises loads

of activities for the children while the

adults are taking part in the Be Active

Series. Visit their website at

www.be-human.co.za for more info.

Die sprankelende Lianie May tree

by CD’s Pub & Grill, Bloemfontein

op met haar grootste treffers, vanaf

7nm. Kaartjies beskikbaar by CD’s teen

R120 per persoon. Geniet ‘n Vrydagaand


Glam Guru Hannon Bothma is

back in town with an easy stepby-step

interactive makeover workshop.

A few lucky audience members will

receive their makeovers on stage, from

9:30am at Summerwood Country

Estate & Guesthouse. Tickets are R200

per person and include refreshments

and a gift to the value of R175. Limited

seats available. Contact yolanda@

reachforadream.org.za or phone 083-



A prominent author, Christian

leader and anti-apartheid

activist, Michael Cassidy, is hosting

his book launch, which tells a story of

inspiration and his influence around

the first democratic election in 1994.

You can get a copy of his mémoire,

Footprints, in the African Sand at

the House of Bread in Bloem at a

discounted price from 6pm till 7:15pm.

Entry is free.


Black is mystery, like secrets.

A state of unknowing.

Black Season is here to share a

contemporary work collaboration

between Motlatsi Moeketsi Khotle,

Tshepiso Da’Silva Phetlhu and Lesego

Motsiri. Black Season is inspired by

curiosity of black from the creatives.

Join in this creative thinking

production at Pacofs from 7pm to

8:30pm. Tickets available at Pacofs.


Pacofs bied met trots aan Karen

Combrinck se Woelige Willemien

en haar maatjie, Meraaitjie onder die

regie van Marijda Kamper. Kom deel

in die avontuur van dapper Willemien

van 11vm tot 12:30vm. Kaartjies

beskikbaar by Pacofs. Maak seker dat

julle nie hierdie een misloop nie!


Relive the ‘80s with a day filled

with music and lots of wine!

Be Human and Middelwater Farm are

hosting the ‘80s ReWine from 12 noon

to 11pm. Come dress the part as there


Valiant Swart is terug by Aasvoëlklub, van 8nm tot 10nm. Kaartjies

kos R120 pp en is beskikbaar by Kiki Corner, Langenhovenpark of stuur

‘n e-pos na vultureclubevents@gmail.com.

will be prizes for best dressed as well

as live entertainment from Cézanne,

Francois Bouwer, Drywater, Cloud 9

and Rushour. General admission cost

is R270 pp, which includes a glass of

wine and 20 tastings. General and

children’s tickets are available from

Computicket. Limited VIP tickets are

also available from Marica at 082-859-

7801. Remember to bring your own

chairs and blankets in case of cold



Kom sing saam en geniet

Lieflinge se Rudi en Angel de

Lange se vertoning, Country Koors met

Rudi en Angel. Van 8nm tot 9:30nm

by die Aasvoëlklub, Bloemfontein.

Kaartjies kos R120 pp en is beskikbaar

by Kiki Corner, Langenhovenpark, of

stuur ‘n e-pos na vultureclubevents@


25 & 26

Arco Musica

presents a showcase

of instrumental

favourites in order for the audience

to appreciate the exceptional tone of

every instrument with the use of the

Arco vocal ensemble to create a deeper

musical experience. The event will be

held in the ball room at Ramblers Club,

from 19.30pm. Tickets are available from

Computicket at R170 pp. For more info,

contact 083-259-2226.



For more information call Luco Crispin on 082 454 5045.

The way to a dignified burial begins here.

Book club

Brilliant books to keep you busy this month

Painful. Honest. Utterly

heartbreaking. You’ll read every page

of Get Me to 21– all 436 of them –

with your heart in your mouth. It’s Gabi

Lowe’s agonizing, courageous story

about trying to save her daughter’s

life. Jenna – who became the face of

organ donors in South Africa with her

#GeMeTo21 campaign – was young,

bright, articulate ... and had a rare,

degenerative lung disease. Pulmonary

arterial hypertension finally took her life

in June 2015 ... four months before her

21st birthday. An extraordinary tribute

to an extraordinary young girl, written

by a brave mother who hopes the

book will help others facing loss, pain,

challenges and adversity. MFBooks/

Jacana, R265


Jessica Pan was an unhappy

introvert. She wasn’t, she’s quick to

point out, unhappy because she was

an introvert. But she needed to do

something about the depression she

was sinking into. When she found

herself in a sauna – weeping, clutching

a copy of Men’s Health, ‘dressed as an

assassin, reading a guide to 8-minute

abs’ and screaming profanities at a

spa employee, all to win a free gym

contract, she knew something had

to change. What would it be like if, for

one year, she lived as an extrovert?

Knowingly, willingly putting herself in

perilous social situations .... those she’d

usually avoid at all costs? Sorry I’m Late

- I Didn’t Want to Come is Jess’s story of

this painful, hilarious year. Penguin, R320

Also well worth reading ...

Having two autistic children is every parent’s nightmare. Saving My Sons

is Ilana Gerschlowitz’s story, told with Marion Scher, of her determination to

find a way to help her sons. Her tenacity bore fruit in the form of answers from

international experts and she has gone on to greatly improve the lives of her

own two boys as well as to help countless children facing learning challenges.

Essentially, she discovered that autism is a treatable illness and that early

intervention is vital. BookStorm, R320.

Steph is a federal agent ... one who

knows her job. She knows how to

interview people, and how to tell when

they’re lying. So when she finds a gun

in Zachary, her teenage son’s room, and

finds out he’s been in contact with a

terrorist group via email, she questions

him, and is convinced he’s telling the

truth that he has no idea about what’s

going on. But who, then, is setting up

her son? And why? Or is she just being

a typical mum and not seeing the truth

about her son? Keep You Close will

keep you guessing ... a chilling read by

Karen Cleveland. Penguin, R290

Another thriller for October


Megan Miranda’s The Last House

Guest keeps you on the edge of

your seat from the very first page.

Alternating between the summers of

2017 - when a young woman is found

dead on the beach while her friends

are celebrating at an end-of-summer

house party – and 2019, when her best

friend is still not convinced the death

was an accident, this is a chilling thriller

– with a wicked twist! Corvus, R313.

October 2019 Get It Bloemfontein 5

October wouldn’t be complete without these goodies

What to drink when you’re

not drinking

So, this concept is extremely exciting.

Seedlip is the world’s first distilled nonalcoholic

spirit, solving the dilemma of

‘what to drink when you’re Not drinking’.

The world is at the beginning of a

paradigm shift in how it drinks and global

alcohol and sugary soft drink volumes

are continuing to decline. Furthermore,

a younger audience is shunning alcohol

altogether. Encapsulating the spirit of

mindful drinking, Seedlip is pioneering

a new generation of no-alcohol spirits

using manufacturing processes,

ingredients, formats, occasions and

rituals common to their alcoholic

counterparts, to produce a sophisticated

alternative non-alcoholic drink. Better

yet, it boasts zero calories and it’s

sugar-free, sweetener-free and artificial

flavour-free, making a Seedlip and tonic

the credible adult drink for those not

drinking. Available at bottle stores at

R249 for 200ml and R450 for 700ml.

Children deserve the best

Launched in 2011 by Mum of two

Joanna Jensen, Childs Farm is the

second largest baby and child

toiletries brand in the UK. The Childs

Farm product range, which includes

moisturisers, bubble baths, shampoos,

conditioners, hair and body washes,

detanglers and sun care for babies

and kids, is specially designed for all

skin types. The brand uses naturally

derived ingredients and essential oils

to produce a range of mild, kind and

delicious smelling toiletries that cares

for the hair and skin of newborns and

upwards. Sounds great? It is! Available

at Baby City, Clicks, Checkers, Babies R

Us and Takealot. Info: www.childsfarm.


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Bag it

Durban-based luggage

brand, Thandana Bag Co.

has lots of newness that

is now available on their

online shop: new leathers

(green, red, mustard,

ostrich, metallics), new

bag designs and new

textiles. Since establishing

in 2010, Thandana has

become a well-known

luggage brand with a

focus on immaculate

workmanship and quality.

They stock stores across

the country and abroad.

This beautiful belt bag

costs R1 099, online at

thandana.co.za. Contact:



More seasoning, please

Seisoen is a beautiful, yuppie restaurant in Dan Pienaar, waiting for you to explore all its

divine dishes. Owned by Maradine and Maritsa from the My Kitchen Rules reality show,

its culinary offering is unique, fresh, and absolutely delish. The owner pair complement

each other perfectly regarding their cooking styles and food preferences. Located at 30

Louw Wepener Street, Dan Pienaar. See and taste for yourself. Contact: info@seisoen.com.

Photo: Go Urban Photography.


Esmari and Berna van Zyl

Elzeri Pelser, Kyla Schlebusch and Cloete Rossouw

Food for


Kloppers teamed up with the luxury cooking brand

De’Longi for a night of exquisite cuisine at The

Kitchen & Warm Karoo, inspired from different parts of

the world! Get It was there.

Gideon and Michelle Fouché, Michaela Bowker and

Kirsten Talbot

Chantelle and Allister Moffat

Byron Wegger and Danelle van Rooyen

Wilhelmiena Garcao, Anli Morrison and Elzanne Meyburgh

Lidy Theron, Amanda van der Hever en Corrie van der Poel

Louise Scheppel en Sorita Grobbelaar

Sjokolade? JA!

Die Fynproewersklub in Bloem het onlangs ‘n heerlike

kooksessie met kos-blogger Katelyn Williams in die

Rosestad gehad. Get It sal NOOIT nee sê vir sjokolade nie!

Sorita Grobbelaar, Marietjie Cilliers en Liezl Potgieter

Alet Meyer, Christelle de Necker, Dorette Fourie en Riana Malan

Katelyn Williams

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spaar jou finansiële doelwitte sal bereik nie – maak seker met

’n goed saamgestelde finansiële plan van Sanlam.

Ons bied ’n uiteenlopende reeks beleggings-opsies, ook wat prys

en buigsaamheid betref, vir verskillende risiko-voorkeure en leefstyle.

Wat jou finansiële doelwitte ook al is, ek kan jou die belegging

help vind wat die beste in jou behoeftes voorsien.

Kontak my by Nassaux BlouSter Finansiële Adviesdienste.

Sanlam is ‘n Gelisensieerde Verskaffer van Finansiële Dienste.

Horace Terry CFP®

Senior Finansiële Beplanner

051 430 0302 | 082 903 4582



For a freshly-turned-twenty-year-old

girl, Skye is almost abnormally talented

and mature. While her peers are out

partying, you’ll find her in front of the

piano, composing her own songs, or

enjoying herself behind the drums.

She listens to jazz and finds music

inspiration in sadness, joy, doubt and


“Writing my own music is like therapy,”

she tells Get It. “My hands move over

the piano’s keys without me thinking.

The music comes from within. My

mouth will add words to the music

without my brain really creating

them. I can’t explain it. It’s such a

personal experience for me.” Skye has

composed five original songs, and

recorded one called “Smile for the

camera”. “This song

talks about the facade

created by us in the

world of pop culture.

We desperately want

to be beautiful and

accepted, but we

don’t deal with the

things that go on

inside us.”

Skye is currently the

main member of the

band Skye Inc. She

performs regularly

with other artists who

change from gig to

gig. Her parents are

music and art lovers

who have always

allowed Skye to

explore her talents

in ways that spoke

to her. Her dad, Nic

Klopper, is an English teacher, and

plays the guitar, drums, saxophone

and piano. His band, Bahlzak, is well

known in Bloemfontein, and Skye loves

performing with her dad on a regular

basis. He owns the Nic Klopper School

of Music, where Skye helps with music


Skye gives music lessons at Grey

College Primary School. “I absolutely

love working with kids. They are so

brutally honest, and their talents are

raw and real.” Her teaching method is

refreshing, because she believes that

each child learns and experiences

music in his/her own unique manner.

“I have students who don’t do well

with theory, but learn the music by

listening. We play together, and they

would learn rhythms by experimenting

with it. Once they know the basics

of drums, they can develop their

own style based on that. That’s why

I love the drums. There’s no right or

wrong – no false cords or wrong notes.”

Although Skye can play numerous

instruments, including piano, guitar

and saxophone, the drums are her

primary musical language. And, of

course, she sings beautifully.

She started performing with her dad

when she was only 12 years old. “I

remember my mom telling me to put

on more makeup, because I couldn’t

look like a child while performing

in a pub!” Her mom is an artist, and

Young. Talented. Forward. Unafraid.

Did we mention talented? Local

musician Skye Klopper moves to

her own rhythm. Her drums do the

talking, and we do the listening.

always understood and supported

her daughter’s creativity. The first gig

she did with her dad, was with the

band The Trashcan Preachers. When

she entered into her teens, she started

a band called Lost Cord, which later

became Topdeck.

Her music style has definite notes of

blues and rock, and she describes

it as very emotional. “The words of

my songs must mean something.

The music includes heavy drums –

obviously – and I know that it’s not

everyone’s cup of tea. But my music

comes from the heart. It’s a personal

experience to me. And to be able to

share this part of me to people from

a stage, and see them enjoy it, is an

indescribable feeling.”

Her music is upbeat, but not electronic

at all. She emphasises the notion of

making real music with interesting

cords and complex drum sections.

“My music must mean something. The

words that come from my soul, must

do something in the heart and soul of

those taking it in. I won’t say that my

inspiration for creating music will ever

run dry. There’s always inspiration from

emotions, life events and other people.”

As a child, Skye was quite shy. A stage

never felt like home to her when she

had to talk I front of people – as she

had to do as a drama student. “Looking

back at photos of myself as a child, I

chuckle because I was like a weird, tiny

cat lady, always

doing my own

thing, surrounded

by cats,” she

giggles. But once

she performs her

music, all shyness

and doubts fly

out the window.

“I’ve never

been nervous


on stage. It’s

something I love

– the music is so

much part of me

that it doesn’t

feel like unnatural

effort to make

it. It’s actually

incredible if you

think about it.”

So, what does

the future hold for this young, brilliant

rocker from the City of Roses? “I don’t

see myself remaining in the Free State

forever. I’d love to tour the world with

my music. I have big dreams.”

Skye’s love for young children has

led her to some amazing charity

work that she does in her free time.

She visits (read: cuddle) babies and

toddlers at homes of shelter, including

The Sunflower House. The fantastic

relationship she has with her parents

and siblings contribute to her strong

need to help forsaken kids where she


And her best form of help? Through

music, rhythm and soul.

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Moonlight Market

@ Pretty Gardens Centre

Life in


From hip hop

inspired looks to

the chic street style

coming all the way

from urban youth,

Get It has you

covered with all the

latest trends and


The 20-year-old Bloemfontein designer

and fashionista, Eldy Abrams, has

orders streaming in from all across

South Africa for his unique apparel.

His clothing line, Life in Vision (LIV), is

designed for both men and women

and represents his love for the latest

trends. “My brand is for everybody;

it does not matter what age, I’ve got

something for you. If you’re looking for

something simple that just looks good

and clean, then I’m your guy. When

it’s Tuesday and you need to quickly

run some errands, then I’m your guy.

If you’re running late and you need to

get dressed real quick, then I’m your

guy,” Abrams says.

Life in Vision was established in 2017

and has a unique theme to it. His

designs can be seen worn around

Bloemfontein, especially among the

youth. Abrams also does custom

designing, anything from T-shirts,

hoodies, sweaters, trousers, bomber

jackets, backpacks – you name it, he

does it.

“It doesn’t matter what the situation,

the time of day, which day of the

week – if you’re wearing my brand, I

guarantee you’ll feel like you’re on top

of the world.”

To see more of Abrams’ designs,visit his

Instagram pages @verstaai_fa or


The hoodies and sweat pants in these

images cost between R400 and R500.

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What sets you apart as a man in today’s world packed with

competition, rivalry, information, hustling and bustling? It’s not

your car, your shirt or your shoes. It’s your haircut.

At Chop Shop in Langenhoven Park, the service is unparalleled.

You’ve never experienced a trim with service like this before,

we promise you. The team of four professional barbers are

Yasir Azeem, Numi Azeem, Gul and Sandi. Between the four

of them, they have more than 50 years’ experience as master

barbers. Their home country is Pakistan, and they have worked

in numerous cities and countries throughout the years. But if

you ask them why they ended up in Bloemfontein, they all tell

you the same thing: “The people are amazing, business is very

good and the city is the safest and most prosperous we’ve ever


So, what do you get when you visit the Chop Shop?

14 Get It Bloemfontein October 2019


These professional barbers offer incredibly trendy haircuts

and facial hair care – done the original way by using multiple

tools like blades, clippers, scissors and threads. The vibe

at Chop Shop is like no other. The décor is masculine, the

environment is non-judgemental and uplifting, and people

from all ages, races and backgrounds are welcome. The four

masters do magnificent haircuts for babies, kids, adults and

elderly people. So bring your kids, friends and gramps for an

unforgettable experience, and a sleek, new look.

Apart from the best haircuts you’ll ever see, clients are also

crazy about the beard trimming or shaving service, facial hair

threading (eyebrows, nose, ear and facial hair – this takes you

from feeling bush-wacked to a million dollars in minutes),

facial skin treatment. We could rave forever about the

immaculate, precise, clean-cut trims, shaves and treatments

you can ALWAYS expect form the barbers at Chop Shop. But

you’ll have to come and experience it for yourself.

Each client is treated to an ice cold beverage while having

treatment. “This is an absolute dream come true – to have

Chop Shop in the lovely Langenhoven Park neighbourhood,

and to be able to help clients from all walks of life every day.

We’re living our passion and love each moment of it,” says


It’s amazing to see the barbers at work. The way they handle

razor sharp blades with absolute ease, is mesmerising. “In my

years of training in Pakistan, we had to practise with the blade

on a soaped-up balloon. It was never allowed to burst.” How’s

that for effective training?

One of the most popular haircuts they do at Chop Shop

includes a technique called the blade fade. They start off by

using the blade at the bottom of the hairline, working their

way up with exact precision using clippers and then scissors.

The result is an even cut and a bombshell look.

“Clients are welcome to show us images of how they want

their hair. We offer free Wi-Fi in the shop, so they can Google

styles and show us. We can recreate any style.” Also gaining

popularity, is the so-called “tattoos” done through the hair.

Lines, shapes and even detailed images can be created by the

barber within the shortly cut hair, using only a blade.

“Our clients become friends. They come here to relax, have a

drink, and be part of a community. You don’t visit Chop Shop

without returning again and again for our excellent service,”

says Yasir.

At Chop Shop, you can also purchase different hair and

beard styling products. We especially love the Reuzel line of

products. They do not contain lard or any pork ingredient.

Reuzel means ‘lard’ in Dutch, hence the piggy logo. The name

is merely but a wink to the past (waaaay back in the day)

when lard was used to make pomades. The products are

100% vegetarian and halal. The Reuzel Beard Foam is also an

absolute winner. It deodorises your beard. Use it as a leave-on

conditioner for men with curly or unruly hair, or a dry scalp.

Awesome merchandise, including graphic Tees, are also sold


Chop Shop is open every week day from 8am – 6pm, and

Saturdays until 3pm.

Curious to know more? Have a seat at the finest, roughest

and toughest barbers the City of Roses has ever seen.

6 Totius Street, Langenhoven Park.

Contact: 079-621-8016

Nutty for Granola

Snack on this healthy and delicious food trend and create your very own tasty Granola treats

with the help of chef Bianka Viljoen at Butter & Glaze catering.


You will need

• 2 ½ cups rolled oats • ½ cup nuts of choice – we used

sliced almonds • 85ml honey • ¼ cup salted butter,

cubed • ¼ cup light brown sugar

• 1 tsp vanilla extract • ½ cup chopped dates - optional

• 100g dried cranberries or goji berries • ¼ cup mixed

seeds of choice – we used pumpkin seeds • ½ cup

dark chocolate chips – we used 70% Lindt

Pre-heat oven to 180 degree Celsius. Line a square

pan with aluminium foil and spray with cooking spray.

Add oats and nuts to a small baking sheet and bake

for 5min, stir and bake another 5min until lightly

toasted. Transfer to a large bowl. Combine honey,

butter, sugar, vanilla and dates in a saucepan over

medium heat. Cook until butter melts and the sugar

is completely dissolved. Pour butter mixture into the

oats mixture and mix well. Allow mixture to cool 5min.

Add cranberries, seeds and chocolate chips. Stir until

well combined. Transfer the mixture to prepared pan,

cover and refrigerate

at least 2 hours. Remove from

the fridge and cut into bars.



You will need

• ¼ cup of your favourite granola –

we used Jungle Oats Granola

• 1 cup Bliss Choc-chip double

cream yogurt

• 1 tbsp caramel crunch peanut


• ½ cup full cream milk

Blend all ingredients in a smoothie

blender until fine. If required add

ice and garnish with chocolate and

granola. Enjoy!

Chef Bianka Viljoen : 082 399 2135 • butterglaze.catering@gmail.com

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Cheers to

rhinos & ellies

You know we Get It girls love a safari ... and are passionate

about our wildlife. And we’re not averse to a glass of

wine either. So when we combine the two ... bliss. This

month we’re raising our glasses to wineries that embrace

conservation. Cheers!

Balance, the quirky range of generous,

everyday wines, has been relaunched

after a stylish makeover ... and besides

looking (and tasting) good, also

supports desert elephant conservation.

With Hank the elephant as the wine’s

mascot, Balance has adopted the

Elephant Human Relations Aid (EHRA) as

a Corporate Social Investment initiative.

For every bottle sold, a contribution is

made to fund the EHRA PEACE project,

an educational programme promoting

the peaceful cohabitation of local

communities with desert elephants in

Southern Africa. There are two ranges...

the affordable Classic easy-drinking

range and the Balance Winemaker’s

Selection range. Available from your

local bottle store or online for between

R47 and R67. Details: Play the game and

buy the wine on balance.wine


We’re rather loving

the trend of wine

makers supporting

nature conservation

... and this month

we’re drinking Van

Loveren Family

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in the ER explained









A seemingly quiet day at any hospital’s emergency room can

change within minutes. And that is the beauty of her job,

explains Michelle over a cup of coffee. “I get to use my skills

and creativity to help people in very different situations, which

means I can save lives. I’m never left untouched after a busy

day in the ER.”

Which brings us to an important system implemented by

all ERs throughout the world – Triage. Chances are, if you’ve

ever visited an emergency department for any reason, you

most likely would have been exposed to some form of triage

before being seen by a doctor. You would have possibly heard

that you have been given a ‘colour’ and that you would be

helped according to this colour. “The reason why we want to

emphasise the use of this system to people, is for them to be

educated if they might land up in the ER. People can easily

become frustrated if they are waiting for treatment in the

emergency room and other patients receive treatment before

them. The Triage system is not an exact science, it merely

helps us to direct our resources at doing the greatest good for

the greatest number of patients,” explains Michelle. And with

Mediclinic Bloemfontein having by far the busiest Emergency

Centre among all the Mediclinics nationwide, this system is

highly necessary and helpful.

Triage comes from the French world ‘trier’, which literally

means ‘to sort’. This is necessary when the resources available

are outnumbered by the people needing a specific resource

and a way needs to be found to make sure these resources are

directed fairly. “It’s simple: When there are more patients than

there are doctors, nurses or beds available, decisions need to

be made on whom to help first,” says Michelle.

Michelle is passionate about the Triage system, and as final

year Master’s student in Paediatric Emergency Medicine at the

Edinburgh University, Michelle’s knowledge of emergency care

is rich and she is personally and emotionally invested in her

patients’ wellbeing. Also being a mom to two girls – a four-year

old and a seven-year old – Michelle shares that her heart is not

left untouched when parents rush to the ER with an injured

child when in fact, the injury could have been prevented.

“Yes, you cannot completely prevent all bad things that could

happen to your children in life. But there are certain measures

you can put in place to steer clear from preventable injuries.

Like using car safety seats for your little ones. I could talk about

this forever. The trauma and injures (even death) I see in the ER

due to the use of ineffective, or no car seats, is startling.”

Mediclinic Bloemfontein’s Emergency Centre has four

permanent doctors, and 17 staff in total. Michelle says it’s a

dream come true to serve at the head of the centre. “My career

is a calling. When I was young, I actually started studying

astrophysics. But God directed my path towards medicine,

and I believe it’s what I was placed on earth to do. I couldn’t

imagine it being any other way.” Michelle also has a reputation

among patients and hospital staff of being extremely

empathetic, understanding and kind towards all her patients.

She goes the extra mile and will always pop in post-treatment

to check up on the wellbeing of her patients.

So, to get back to the triage system at the ER: The South

African Triage Scale (SATS) is a widely accepted scientific

tool to determine how stable the patient is. This is based on

a combination of vital signs and specific signs or symptoms

(for kids and adults). These conditions or signs are either

life-threatening, have to potential to become life-threatening

or are time sensitive, needing early intervention to prevent

long-term damage.

“Remember, a Triage colour does not take into account how

sick you are feeling or your need to see a doctor. It is simply

a way to see who can wait and who cannot, based on your

objective current condition in relation to others waiting.

Sometimes this can be frustrating or distressing, especially for

parents with a sick child. But this system is implemented for

the exact reason to treat each patient fairly,” says Michelle.


RED: Emergency. These patients have a life-threatening

condition and are taken through immediately. They will die if

not tended to immediately.

ORANGE: Very urgent. These patients need intervention or

review within 10 minutes. This is automatic in babies under

two months, because their clinical signs can be difficult to


YELLOW: Urgent. These patients need intervention or review

within one hour. A possible fracture also falls in this category.

GREEN: Routine. These patients have no danger signs and

their vital signs are normal. Technically, they need to be seen

within four hours.

ER24 Emergency number: 084 124

Mediclinic Bloemfontein’s emergency centre number:


For more on Mediclinic’s Emergency Centre (and some very

interesting articles on health), visit www.mediclinic.co.za.



We celebrate fresh beginnings with decor inspiration,

greenery trends and flooring facts.




Anelda and Frans Bouwer have created an oasis on the outskirts of

Bloemfontein where they thrive as a family and enjoy the serenity and large,

open spaces. The décor? Absolutely breath-taking.


Neutral, minimalistic, charming, modern, clean and simple.

With some interesting accents, detail and textures. While

Anelda is down to earth, her taste in interior design is modern

and intentional. She communicates her passions and feelings

through her choice of colours, textures, lighting and lines. Jan

Smit (from Smit Architects) was hand-picked by Anelda and

Frans, and the job he did was spectacular. They had their work

cut out for them, as the terrain was tough to navigate around

due to rock and hills. But, says Anelda, they aimed for minimal

disturbance of the natural landscape, which meant clever

thinking and innovative designing from the architects.

Upon entering the home, it immediately opens up on the

immaculately designed patio. The outside pours into the

home with multiple stack doors, windows and natural light

pouring in. “On weekends and holidays, we open up the

stack doors, which makes the entire space feel like one,” says

Anelda. Their two kids, Ruan (11) and Mieke (9), enjoy the safe

environment and large living space.

As the co-owner of Furniture Fair in Bloemfontein, Anelda

has a natural talent for design and décor, and knew exactly

what she wanted coming into this new home. “We have been

living here for one year now, and we absolutely love it. The

Tredenham Valley Estate is the perfect place for our family. It is

tranquil, the location is spot-on, and it is safe.”

The entry is decorated with tones of earth and dark



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Ruan, Frans, Mieke and Anelda Bouwer

(Photo: Elizabeth J Photography)

Dining in style with muted but sophisticated decor

While the home is quite impressive, it does not overkill. The minimalistic

designs, clean lines and sparsely picked art create a calming ambiance.

The home has four bedrooms (master suite, two kids’ rooms and one

guest suite), four bathrooms, a large and practical kitchen, dining/livingroom,

private TV room and a study. Anelda and Frans have tastefully

decorated each room according to their own likes and dislikes. “Luckily

we both like modern styles. This home is completely different from our

former home, which was in Waverley and had an old-world charm to it.

This time, we could do everything completely from scratch – exactly as

we wanted. We love everything about our home. It’s perfect for us, and

makes living easy.”

The large garden is free from landscaped detail and without faff. The

idea was to create a calm, serene space which requires as little upkeep

as possible. But the boma braai and the infinity pool give it a modern

edge that complement the entire home perfectly.

Lighting throughout the house was a project that brought Anelda the

most joy (and headaches!). “I’m very specific when it comes to lighting.

The amount of lights, the fixtures, the type of bulb… everything has to

be perfect. I researched for months until I found all the lights that fitted

perfectly into their own spaces.”

The openness of the house lets the Bouwers interact with ease. It’s

family-orientated, easy to live in, beautiful to the eye and calming to the


The master suite of dreams

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“We love

everything about

our home. It’s

perfect for us,

and makes living




Green fingers? Show off your skills, create a beautiful garden inside your home

and bring some greenery into your kitchen.

Food for thought

Although growing your own food is not

a new trend, it seems that now more

than ever we have a vested interest in

how our food is grown. The ability to

produce your own food is not limited to

people with large spaces of land. Your

home garden can grow more food than

you could imagine!

You can start by simply adding a pot to

your front or back patio with a few herbs,

and later add ornamental edibles. Herbs/

veggies can also be grown between

other plants in your flower beds.

Plant show-off

Stepping outside and looking at your

plants with fresh eyes is a creative

quest that can be therapeutic for your

soul. There is something very satisfying

about picking and displaying your

home-grown plants in your house.

Finding beauty in unexpected pieces

e.g., twigs, leaves, dried seed heads,

fruits, etc.—are very cool additions to

an arrangement, and chances are you

already have something unique right

in your own backyard.

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Living Coral

Choose bold and vibrant, hot colours.

The 2019’s pantone colour of the year

is living coral - a nurturing colour that

appears in our natural surroundings. Add

some of these flowers to your garden

to introduce this trendy colour: Wizard

Coral Sunrise Coleus (Solenostemon

scutellarioides), Salvia Coral Nymph

(Salvia coccinea), Pop Mango Salmon

(Verbena x hybrida), Petunia Shock

Wave Coral Crush (Petunia x hybrida),

Sunpatiens Coral Pink (Impatiens x

hybrida) and Calibrachoa Conga Coral

Kiss (Calibrachoa x hybrida).

Outside in

Don’t limit your plants to your garden.

Find creative ways to bring green

indoors, especially in the midst of winter.

With proper plant choices and some

grow lights, even the darkest corner of

your home can support plant life. Plants

with exotic textured foliage like Staghorn

ferns and variegated or multi-colours are

great choices. Another reason to try this

ever-popular trend is that houseplants

are excellent air purifiers.

For more: www.lifeisagarden.co.za




Gone are the days of

bland flooring fading

into the background

of a room. Spice it up

and get creative.

Tiles are no longer just for your

bathroom and kitchen walls. This floor

tile trend is taking over. Patterned floor

designs can be daunting, but done

in the right way, they can come alive.

Become adventurous and be daring

with your design choices.

One does not need to stick to

one type of patterned tile design.

Instead, use two different patterned

tile designs that complement each

other to create your own floor design

from the chosen tiles. A pattern can

also be obtained through the use of

different one-colour tiles. By placing

the different colour tiles in a constant

sequence or simply placing them in a

disorderly fashion you could create a

beautiful pattern altogether.

Contrasting colours such as fiery reds

and deep blues are great to spice up a

neutral room this season. Other colour

trends are earthy tonesand blush

shades which are making a huge


Your dream floor design can be

easily obtained from your local tile

stores such as CTM Bloemfontein,

Top T Bloemfontein, Union Tiles

Bloemfontein and Tile Africa

Bloemfontein. Now is the time to play

around and get those creative juices


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