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WHY DON’T YOU...
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
BEAUTY & FASHION
12 Life in Vision fashion for the street
FOOD & DRINK
16 So many bright ideas with Granola
17 Drink some wine... for a good cause
DÉCOR & GARDENING
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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
presents a showcase
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,
For more information call Luco Crispin on 082 454 5045.
The way to a dignified burial begins here.
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/
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.
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October wouldn’t be complete without these goodies
What to drink when you’re
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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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
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: email@example.com.
Photo: Go Urban Photography.
Esmari and Berna van Zyl
Elzeri Pelser, Kyla Schlebusch and Cloete Rossouw
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
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
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
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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
Skye is currently the
main member of the
band Skye Inc. She
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
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
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
by cats,” she
giggles. But once
she performs her
music, all shyness
and doubts fly
out the window.
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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@ Pretty Gardens Centre
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
“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?
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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,”
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.
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.
HOME-MADE FRUIT & NUT GRANOLA BARS
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.
CHOC-CHIP CARAMEL PEANUT
BUTTER GRANOLA SMOOTHIE
You will need
• ¼ cup of your favourite granola –
we used Jungle Oats Granola
• 1 cup Bliss Choc-chip double
• 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
Chef Bianka Viljoen : 082 399 2135 • firstname.lastname@example.org
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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
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
... and this month
we’re drinking Van
vintage Rhino Run
wines. It’s a superb
range of great
rhino and the
made to save
it. There are
wines in the
range … the
Run Ian Player
2016 (a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon
and Merlot); The Rhino Run Cabernet
Sauvignon 2017; and The Rhino Run
Pinotage 2017. Prices from around R60
to around R71.
box. Details: rhinorunwine.co.za.
H A S AN
to rewrite the rules. From the perfectly chiselled
exterior to the elegant interior, the RX enhances the
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in the ER explained
FOR DR MICHELLE MYBURGH,
MEDICLINIC BLOEMFONTEIN’S NEW
HEAD OF THE EMERGENCY CENTRE,
A TYPICAL DAY AT THE “OFFICE”
LOOKS LIKE NO OTHER. LEADING
UP TO WORLD TRAUMA DAY ON
OCTOBER 17, WE CHAT TRIAGE,
TRAUMA AND COLOUR CODES.
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
“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.
TRIAGE COLOURS EXPLAINED
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.
Text: LANI FOUCHÉ. Photos: WILLEM JANSE VAN VUUREN
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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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.
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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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).
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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