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  • March 2013 | reCONNECT Magazine | 1 area: Constantia, Claremont, Newlands, Bishopscourt, Lansdowne, Rondebosch, Observatory, Mowbray

    MARCH 2013ISSUE 09: 02-2013 Follow us @ reconnect magazine on

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  • Emergency & Local Community NumbersAnimal Welfare ServicesAnimal Welfare (All Hours) 021 692 2626Equine Emergencies 083 326 1630/31S.P.C.A. (All Hours) or 021 700 4140S.P.C.A. Emergency (a/h) 083 326 1604Small Animal Emergencies 021 674 0034TEARS 021 785 4482TEARS Emergency 083 651 6343

    Emergency ServicesDisasters 107Police Flying Squad 10111Ambulance 10177Poison Information 021 931 6129Poison Information 021 689 5227Risk Management Centre 24hr 080 911 4357

    Environmental ServicesMountain Fires 021 590 1900Fire Control Centre (All Areas) 021 590 1900Fish Hoek Fire Station 021 782 9082Lakeside Fire Station 021 788 1843Wynberg Fire Station 021 797 6108Simons Town Fire Station 021 590 1900

    Clinics:Belvedere Dental Centre 021 674 7503Bowwood Baby Clinic 021 674 5521Cavendish Medical Centre 021 674 0434Chapel Street, Woodstock 021 465 2793Constantiaberg Clinic 021 799 2911False Bay 24hr 021 782 1121Station Road, Claremont 021 671 1148Lower Maynard Rd, Wynberg 021 797 5190X Factor Lifestyle Medical 021 674 1011

    Hospitals:Constantiaberg 24hr 021 799 2196Crescent Clinic (psychiatric) 021 762 7666 Life Kingsbury Hospitals 021 670 4300 Red Cross Childrens 021 658 5111Tokai Medicross 021 715 7063Victoria 24hr 021 799 1111

    Law EnforcementSAPS, Lansdowne Road 021 657 2250Community Policing Forum Claremont 021 671 9915Rondebosch 021 685 7345

    Magistrates CourtWynberg 021 799 1800

    Municipality / CouncilWynberg 021 799 1800South Peninsula 021 784 2000Plumstead 021 710 8000

    Electricity Services (General, faults)Emergencies 0800 220 440Faults 0860 103 089 Eskom supply areas 0860 037 566City of Cape Town Accounts 0860 103 089

    E-mail (General enquiries) 103 089

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    AdvertisersAesthetic Dentist(Dr G Smith) 021 686 9094Ashley Fortuin Photography 072 495 1808CAB CO 086 136 7222CIDC 080 020 0597CUIR'S 021 671 6069CW Hair International 021 685 8694Denzel Pedro Smit 082 962 1395FIT Camp 083 966 5895Goodwin Painters 071 880 3867Gordon's CD Spot 082 581 2199Habby Dash 021 674 0147Intwined Tailors 072 355 0707IT Smithing 083 384 3794Kaleidoscope Caf 021 674 5761Maggie's Catering 082 592 8379

    MC Martin Renovations 071 106 1246Orbis Security Solutions 021 762 3813 Planet Fitness (Muzammil) 021 683 3121PRIMI Express (Rosmead) 021 671 5126Rainbow Salon 021 447 9279Safe Kids 079 492 4385St Lukes Hospice 021 762 4121Swarma King 076 254 8578The Pantry 021 671 3724The Venue 082 953 4975TRIBAKERY (Cavendish) 021 671 6020TruAlign 086 124 7111Zamani-Art and Design 083 695 9495

    Zamani ServicesBrochures . Flyers . Magazine . Design . Business Cards

    Websites . Design and Hosting . PhotographyPh: Ashley 072 495 1808 or Bradley 083 695 9495

    What does the Pickled fish have to do with Easter?

    Pickled fish is a purely a South African tradition. The origin is unclear, but according to the Archdiocese of Cape Town it has to do with the fact that Catholics abstain from meat on Good Friday and also do not believe in doing any work on Good Friday (including cooking). Fish, however, was permissible, and pickled fish is something that is prepared a few days before and ready to eat on Good Friday. The Cape Malay community in Cape Town is where the pickled fish tradition is likely to have started. Despite its pagan history, Easter is still regarded

    as one of the holiest celebrations on the Christian calendar and many will be stocking up on Easter eggs for the kids and enjoying their hot cross buns and pickled fish while hopefully also remembering the reason for Easter.

    ReCONNECT wishes all our Christian readers a Happy Easter!

    Editorial by Deevra Norling, freelance writer specialising in journalism and news, article writing and blogging.Email: deev67@gmail.comFollow on Twitter: @DeevraNorling


    Isn't amazing how that in the boardroom we all agree only to find that after the meeting we are all working according to our own agenda? The question then is: "How do I get my staff to work with me?" The answer, "People work with or do business with people they like!" Your people are not interested how good you are at your product or service or how experienced you are in that field. The only things they are really concerned about are: "Does he or she care about me, can he help me and Can I trust him?" It is said that people do not care how much you know until they know how much you care. For too long we in leadership positions in our businesses have been telling our team things like: "Do not bring your problems to work". We forget that wherever we go, there we take our problems. I suggest that we in those leadership positions think about and actually start creating the space within our businesses where we sincerely ask: "How are you?" True leaders know that in order to get someone to reach out their hand to you and walk with you, you have to touch their heart. For too long business has been about the bottom line instead of relationships. We invest in all other resources and tend to overlook our most important resource.....our people. So I suggest that in order to get our people to work with us, we remember that people buy into people before they buy into their visions, goals or businesses. So be nice and care sincerely as we lead our businesses successfully.

    Certified Leadership and personal development coach, trainer and speaker.

    As a John C Maxwell Certified Coach, Trainer and Speaker, I can offer you workshops, seminars, keynote speaking, and coaching, aiding your personal and professional growth through study and practical application of proven leadership methods. Working together, I will move you and/or your team or organization in the desired direction to reach your goals.

    Email: Facebook: Denzel Pedro Smit Telephone: 082 9621395 / 021 9060976 Twitter: dpsmax


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    Dr Gavin Smith runs a general dental practice from a Victorian cottage in the heart of Rondebosch, adjacent to the Riverside Shopping Mall. He has been serving the Rondebosch community for 20 years. Dr Smith offers high tech aesthetic dentistry with basic quotations and second opinions for no charge. Services include porcelain, tooth coloured restorations, crown and bridge work, plus tooth whitening and basic orthodontics.He recently added a new aesthetic medicine service for those who are keen to look younger and fresher, this includes Botox and Fillers. He can be contacted at 021 686 9094/5

    TRU ALIGN - safer dental radiation In a world where cancer is on the rise we can only sit back and hope we dont ever get diagnosed with any form of cancer, or is there something else we can do? A recently developed product that a dentist would attach to his x-ray unit reduces radiation exposure by 70% or more. Any reduction in radiation lowers your risk to radiation induced malignancies and benign brain tumours. It is important to note that radiation is all around us from various sources and the destructive effects accumulate in our bodies. This is where it becomes our best interest to lower our dose where ever and whenever possible. Our product is called Tru-Align, it not only reduces radiation dose by 70% or more it also reduces the tissue exposure by 66 to 75% in a dental practice. This means that 66 to 75% less cells get damaged from the ionising radiation the x-ray unit emits. Remember the only dose that is low enough is ZERO but that is impossible when it comes to x-rays, which is vital for diagnosing problems that cant be seen. Your dentist follows the ALARA principle (As Low As Reasonable Achievable) when Tru-Align is attached to their x-ray unit.Certain people need to take extra care when x-rays are taken. Children for instance are 5 to 10 times more sensitive to radiation due to the high mitotic rate of young cells and the longer life span during which something could develop. Women, especially pregnant women, need to also take extra care. Support your local dentist who has put their patients first by visiting and finding a low dose practice in your area or refer your dentist today by visiting the site.For more information e-mail PatientsFirst


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