PADLANGS deur YOLANDI CLAASSENS

Om te getuig van wat die Here in my lewe doen,

hoe Hy my lei… Dit is wie ek is. Vandaar Padlangs

se ontstaan…

 

Om my getuienisse en skryfwerk met die werelds te

deel. Om mense te bemoedig met geestelike

boodskappe en – kos. Juis omdat ek mense

makliker bereik, deur stories uit my eie lewe te

gebruik. Interpersoonlik… beslis, want ek floreer

op verhoudings bou en om n pad met mense te

stap…

 

Ek wil julle nooi om saam met ons te stap, want hoe

meer vriende saam met my stap, hoe makliker is dit om

nie af te dwaal van die roete af nie.

 

Want deur Padlangs te hou, (onderleiding van die Heilige Gees),

sal ons ons eindbestemming bereik…

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SELFSPRAAK deur Karin Nieuwoudt

Hierdie bundel is, soos die titel aandui, intieme en hartgegronde gedagtes wat vir die eerste keer aan die publiek bekendgestel word. Dit is blatant eerlik en weerspieel die diepste emosionele behoeftes en subjektiewe ervaringe van vroue.
Emosionele worstelstryd asook die sielkundige verwerking van traumatiese gebeure word in die bundel behandel en perspektiewe op gebeure in die breer publiek. Die leser kan verwag om op emosionele vlak meegesleur te word.

 

Karin is ‘n Sielkunde Tutor (Volwasse Ontwikkeling) vir die Departement Sielkunde by die Universiteit van Suid-Afrika en het in 2008 haar BA (Hons) graad in Sielkunde aan dieselfde universiteit behaal.
Sy is passievol oor musiek en sing sedert 2010 in die Con Spirito Filharmoniese Koor wat op gereelde basis in ‘n verskeidenheid van auditoriums in die Noordelike Voorstede van Kaapstad saam met wereldstandaard soliste optree. Verder is sy mamma vir Ruben, ‘n eggenote vir Jacques, ‘n Senior Sagteware lngenieur vir ‘n internasionale maatskappy. Hierdie is haar eerste digbundel.

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SCARS by MALEEHA BISMILLA

“Be your own character, because this is my story as much as it is your own.”
Nothing is more exciting than reaching your senior year, but for Scarlett Moore it is everything but. Grappling with her mother’s death a few years earlier, she faces her monstrous stepmother, careless father and unhelpful brother with no coping mechanism.
Enter Dominic Kain. A new student in her English class whose mystery matches secrets worth dying for. Living with his best friend Kristopher, Dominics family and past remain ambiguous, leaving Scarlett wanting to know more.
Drawn to Dominics secrets, Scarlett creates a sanctuary in their home, but at what cost?

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AMBAR by Coert Steenberg Engelbrecht

He stands in a dark corner pensively, staring as if he was looking at the night sky trying to count all the stars. His body absolutely motionless, his face stark, almost like a predator fixated on it’s pray. But there is softness in his blooding eyes, something in direct contrast with the rest of his tough, rugged body. He absorbs the bacteria into his system and it frantically attacks his body. For the bacteria its only defense is attack, but it’s no match for Ambar, he has fought and won a lot of battles much worse than this. For a moment he becomes nauseous and unsteady as his body reacts to the attack, and then it’s over. Ambar wishes he could just reveal himself to the man and scare the living daylight out of him, but instead he crouches down on one knee and folds his wings around Caythlen. She tries to stay as quiet as possible as she hears the footsteps getting closer. It feels as if her heart is going to burst right out of her chest.

Ambar jumps into the car and grabs hold of Caythlen she is sitting directly behind the driver, on the side where the oncoming car is about to hit them. There is nothing Ambar can do to avoid the colision; he can just try to protect Caythlen from the impact. He pulls her close against his chest and wraps his wings tightly around her, forming a protective cocoon. He looks over his left shoulder, staring at the oncoming vehicle, as if he is thinking; try yout best!

 

Coert Steenberg Engelbrecht

 

Born: 1975-02-18

 

Place: Standerton – Mpumalamga – South Africa

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CATS FOR REAL by Charmaine Ann Gaynor

Four beautiful cats tell their story, as only they can.

Crystal is a kitten bought from a pet shop by a young girl as a gift for her mother.               She is a feisty little cat that experiences her new world with these two special people. Her loves and heartaches are profound.

Baloo is also bought from a pet shop, but this time it is the mother who buys the cat. She is a very tiny kitten and is insecure. She struggles to befriend Crystal. Most people never see her, as Baloo is always hiding away.

Rescue also comes from a pet shop, and is three months old. It doesn’t take him long yo befriend Bella the dog. He is very vocal and likes to meow a lot. He has a wonderful nature and loves everyone.

The fourth cat is Starshine, a naughty feral kitten that finds a home. She is extremely mischievous and looks for trouble with everyone except the guys in the family.

All cats have personalities, just like people. This charming book is a real story that will appeal to cat lovers of all ages.

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ABOUT THESE FARM CATS by Charmaine Ann Gaynor

Set in the 1950s, farmer Josh adopts two kittens left motherless. This is unheard of on his farm, as the folk there know that the boss prefers dogs. He appoints his housemaid to care for the kittens and become their mommy. She reacts badly because she is only fifteen and is scared of the little bundles of fur. But she overcomes her fear and takes good care of them, despite the fact that they can be very naughty.

 
Life on Josh’s farm is interesting, as something new happens every day. The kittens grow into young cats, exploring the farm and getting to meet new animals. They also finally make friends with their “poor relations,” the barn cats.
Farmer Josh is a wise man and has many stories to tell his grandchildren who come to visit him from the city. The children learn about farm life, and when they leave with their mother, they have a greater understanding of the differences between life on the farm and life in the city.

 
In the end, Josh comes to believe that he is finally ready to meet a new woman,one who can be his friend and perhaps ….. his new wife.

 

This is the second book by Charmaine Ann Gaynor of Johannesburg, South Africa. She was inspired by her grandfather’s farm and her great love for her family and animals, specifically cats. “A large part of my childhood is in this story.

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BYWONER deur At Kruger

Hoekom Bywoner as die Meyers stinkryk is? Waarom boer hulle op ʼn koopplaas ver van hulle erfgrond? Skud u leesvere reg vir ʼn storie, geskilder met nostalgie oor plaaslewe, hede en verlede. Vreugde, teleurstelling en angs.

Versmelt met die lewens van ʼn rotsvaste boer, Wyn Meyer en sy eggenote, Alexis: briljant en mooi; die spil waarom die storie draai. Word grootmens saam met hulle vier kinders: Tobias, Blanche, Aldo en Vicky. Altyd Vicky.

Steek u kop in ʼn miernes karakters; sienlik en onsienlik. Japan en Bharat Naran. Twicey en Blinde Dries, en vele meer. Ook moordend jaloerse troeteldiere, mensvreter krokodille, lastige bobbejane en rondloper seekoeie. Husse met lang ore, tokkelossies, trolle, voorvaders en engele.

 

At Kruger is op die eerste dag van Februarie 1953 in Springs gebore. Hy het tussen die koekepanne en mynhope halfwas geraak, verkas na die Noorde – Dendron – en daar verder grootgeword. Hy het aan die Hoër Landbouskool Kuschke matriek geskryf en hom aan die Universiteit Pretoria bekwaam as landbouwetenskaplike. Sy vrou, Annelize, destyds ʼn nooi Swanepoel, het hy op die dansvloer by ʼn Mopanie Manskoshuis bokjol ontmoet. Van die trouery het twee kinders gekom, heelwat later het daar ʼn skoonseun en -dogter bygekom, asook vier kleinkinders. Augustus 1980 ʼn lappie aarde Noord-Oos van Pretoria gekoop. Weeksdae gewerk, Saterdae geboer en Sondae gerus. At hou van kos op die tafel uit eie hande, stroomaf in sy kano, dans, lees en skryf.

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PADLANGS deur Swerwer

“SWERWER” belee ʼn prominente posisie in die Suid-Afrikaanse samelewing en verkies dus dat die publikasie onder die skuilnaam “Swerwer” uitgegee word.

Die skrywer het vir baie jare, as gevolg van sy werk, ʼn swerwersbestaan gevoer en in die alledaagse handel en wandel met baie mense in aanraking gekom. Daar het baie situasies en voorvalle oor sy pad gekom wat hy graag met lesers wil deel en wel by wyse van hierdie kortverhale. Baie van die verhale kom uit eie ondervinding waarin ‘n gesonde verstand en ʼn vrugbare verbeelding ook ʼn baie groot rol speel.

Waar verhale ware situasies en gebeure beskryf, is die name van persone en plekke dan ook uiteraard fiktief en op geen wyse het enige naam wat gebruik word hoegenaamd enige verwysing na, of toepasssing op enige ander persoon of plek wat toevallig dieselfde naam mag dra nie, aangesien dit bloot toevallige gebruik van ʼn bestaande naam sal wees.

Die hoofkarakter is ʼn persoon met die naam “STOFFEL” en die verhale word soms in eerste persoon en soms in derde persoon vertel, om geen ander rede as om bietjie afwisseling te verskaf nie. Die skrywer poog om verhale beskrywend, tog nie vulgêr of aanstootlik aan sy lesers oor te dra nie. Elke verhaal bevat dan ook ʼn agtergrond storie, sodat die leser hom- of haarself in die toneel kan plaas en dan saamleef in die verhaal. Dit is nie net ʼn klakkelose beskrywing van die “daad” nie.

“SWERWER” deel in hierdie publikasie ʼn aantal kortverhale waarmee hy graag ʼn groot aantal lesers wil bereik wat aanklank gevind het by gewilde erotiese publikasies soos “BLOOTS”, “SKARLAKEN KOORS” en “FIFTY SHADES OF GREY”. As gevolg van die groot belangstelling en navrae wat die skrywer op sosiale forums soos Facebook, Twitter en ander gevolg het, blyk dit asof daar wel tog ʼn plek vir hierdie tipe “stout” verhale bestaan, wat die leser aan die dink sit en party mense se saai lewens ʼn hupstoot in die regte rigting kan gee!

Die skrywer het jare gelede vir die eerste keer met hygromanse en/of erotiese verhale te doen gekry, toe hy sy oë op tydskrifte soos ‘PLAYBOY’, ‘PENTHOUSE’ of selfs ‘LOSLYF’ kon slaan. Tog was dit nie die naakte fotos wat sy andag getrek het nie, maar wel die erotiese verhale wat daarin verskyn het. Deur die jare het die skrywer self sy hand aan ʼn paar verhale gewaag, maar nooit daaraan gedink om dit te publiseer nie.

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SPIRALLING deur Daleen Coetzee

These whispers, feelings, longings, hopes, love given to you in the following was/is a long process of growth. Becoming aware of the amazing creations that are on this planet with us is a precious journey. Nature, according to humans, has come into its own, with science confirming what man has long ago sensed. These are condensed thoughts, facts, of a personal view on nature, especially trees. The drawings are in pencil and are trees that called and asked to be drawn, because they had a message for man.
Magdalena Janson was born in Northern Rhodesia, now Zambia, and grew up among the mammoth trees and nature of the equator. Lives in Pretoria now, doing things that there was no time for earlier. She wrote this book under the soul name of Sunrada and thanks all and everyone whose books or papers she perused and apologizes sincerely if maybe she used their thoughts.

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LIFE UNRAVELLED deur Shaun Dreyden

Most people live their lives with many unanswered questions. Stabbing in the dark, and feeling unfulfilled, making their existence feel empty.  They hunger for fulfillment, but cannot identify the need, as they struggle in frustration through life, directionless, while making … Continued

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SPATSELS UIT MY LEWE deur Paula Paxton

Elke tree in my lewe, het eers begin met die wete dat ek alleen die pad moes baan, maar met verloop van tyd besef ek dat elke hartseer en blydskap op my lewenspad gedeel is met my Skepper en Heer. Hy het my opgetel en groot wysheid geleer. So is elke gedig in hierdie bundel, n spatsel uit my lewe. My hart en my siel is verweef in elke woord.
Paula Paxton (nee Mitchell) gebore 18 Maart 1974 in Krugersdorp in die Wes Rand. Ek word groot in Rand­fontein, ‘n myndorpie net duskant Krugersdorp. In my volwasse lewe verhuis ek na die mooie Natal met my eerste man, maar na n hartseer egskeiding vestig ek weer my wortels in Randfontein. Ek het twee pragtige, uitdagende kinders, Herman en Marli Fourie wat my lewe versier. Tans weer getroud met Karel Nico­laas Paxton en my lewe is een fees. Van tienerdae af verdraai ek my hartseer en vreugde in gedigte. Ek put genot daaruit om die lirieke van my hart op papier neer te pen.

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ONOMASTICS deur Bertie Neethling

Onomastics entails the study of names and naming systems. The discipline is derived from the Greek word onoma meaning ‘name’. In most languages of the world names are written with a capital letter. All of these form part of onomastics. The categories are manifold and some of the most important ones are following: anthroponymy, i.e the names of people. This may include first names, surnames, nick- or bynames, as well as ethnic names. They are all strongly linked to identity. The next prominent one is toponymy, i.e place names. All places whether streets, towns and landmarks carry names. Names in the economy, i.e brand names that include sponsors, as well as business names, also form a strong category. Then there are names inliterature, i.e. literary onomastics, as well as shipping names and wild animal names. Onomastics is an impressive multidisciplinary field of study as this book outlines.

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DIE FANTASIE STORIEDEN deur Sonja Fourie

Ontdek die avonture van die kleurvolle, vrolike karakters soos:

Donsie die wollerige perdjie, hy wil baie graag die misterieuse seelewe verken, maar sy moed begewe hom. Sy nuwe vriendskap met Daantjie die dolfyn, help hom om sy vrees te oorwin en ‘n nuwe wêreld word ontdek. Op hierdie manier leer die karaktertjies ook die les van wie nie waag nie, wen nie.

Hierdie verbeeldingryke stories sal u kleuter help om hul eie kreatiwiteit op ‘n prettige manier te ontwikkel.

 

 

 

Sonja Fourie is ‘n mamma met ‘n missie om kleuters se sosiale, denkbeeldige wêreld te verryk.

Sy het haar naskoolse studies voltooi aan die Potchefstroomse College einde 1996 en is ‘n gewone vrou met ‘n passie vir kinders. Sonja geniet haar agt-tot-vyf werk  en laat haar oor aan die pen in haar vrye tyd. Sy het die leuse: “Moenie jou talente begrawe nie”,  aangeneem en spoor jongelinge aan om geleenthede te gebruik om hul drome te verwesenlik.

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IN DIE AANSLAG OP DIE KLEUR VAN ONS VELLE VAL ONS BLOED OP DIE GROND deur Frans Calitz

Bones tree vorentoe en in vlot Afrikaans: “As jy skree, gooi ons jou fokken tong vir die honde,draai jou gat, the liberation has begun .”Tjaka voel die pankop se hande oor sy rug, die klam sweterige warm vleis teen sy agterstewe en wag vir die pyn waarvan die gevangenes in Pollsmoor hom vertel het, Hy wil skree, maar blaas soos een van die geelslange tussen die riete van die Doringrivier. “Now be a good boy,” hoor Tjaka die pankop se stem en voel die warm pis teen sy bene af .

Die pankop se asem is hortend in Tjaka se ore, die vingergrepe krampagtig om sy skouerknoppe. Tjaka beur orent, maar Bones hou en daar is niks wat hy kan doen nie.

Vir ‘n oomblik wonder hy of hy dalk droom, maar die pyn in sy lyf en die gille uit die pankop se keel laat nie ruimte vir illusies nie .

Gedurende die nag reen dit swaar, druppels ploffend op die dak, elke geluid dof en doods inTjakaseore .Hy trek sy knieë teen sy lyf op en die kombers oor sy kop .Uitgelewer aan die genade van ‘n primitiewe kontinent hy daar, soos ‘n fetus sonder baarmoeder, die naderende dood onafwendbaar. Sluiers van donkerheid dans voor sy oë. Sy lyf pyn en hy voel die bloed aan sy onderlyf. Iewers baie naby klink gille op, pynlike krete van ‘n vrou in nood . Die vrou gil weer. ‘n Paar mans skaterlag .Tjaka dink aan Lucy en voel sy maag saamtrek. Sy gesigspiere span onwillekeurig en die spiere in sy rug spring asof dit losruk waar dit aan sy ruggraat vas is. Pynlik intens ervaar hy sy dilemma en weet nie hoe om dit te hanteer nie. Soos ‘n kleuter wat ‘n ouer verloor en nie die rasionaal verstaan nie. Sy gedagtes loop vêr. Die verlede se lief en leed draai in sy kop, geluide en gesigte van weleer; die Maskam se loodregte kranse, ‘n hand vol gruis uit die Hantam, die soet hitte van die Doringrivier, die roep van die kokkewiet, oompie Drippie drink en naai sy vrou vir almal om te hoor.

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STANDARD ENGINEERING PROCEDURES FOR MINES by Paul Marais

Synopsis

The purpose of this publication is to lay down an accepted method of doing certain tasks in the Engineering Department.
The procedure acts as a guide to assist the worker in doing a particular job in a safe manner that is acceptable to the mine.
Standard Procedures does not substitute the supervision of the Foreman and the Engineers. It will assist workers involved to plan ahead and as result; do the job more safely and more effectively.

Why your company needs this…

This is already an accepted manual for major mining groups.
This manual is easy to understand and follow.
It could save the employer thousands of rands per employee in injury on duty claims and lost production hours. It may also save an employee the pain and loss of a serious injury.
By giving employees the opportunity to learn safe working methods it may serve as an extra cover against injury on duty law-suits.
A well trained workforce is safer and more efficient. This manual is a very small investment with a huge potential return on investment when efficiency and production is increased.

The Author
Paul Marais has over 30 years experience in mine engineering, and is considered one of South Africa’s top mine engineers.

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UIT OUPA JAN SE STORIESAK deur Jannie Theart

Skrywer:  Jannie Theart

Kom luister na oupa Jan se vele avontuurstories. Van stadsapies wat hulle pad huistoe vind, tot waar Buksie sy lisensie kry. Betree ʼn wêreld vol opwinding, wat kom uit oupa Jan se storie sak. Spesiaal geskryf vir kleuters.

 

MET CD (Luister na uittreksel)

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RITME VAN DIE MAAN deur Bertie Cloete

Skrywer:  Bertie Cloete

Die digter neem ons op ‘n tog van die onheil van die donker (Bang), al met sy wegkruip bos langs (My bos), na byeenkomste in die skoolsaal (Saalbyeenkoms), dood op die veldslag (Die engel se laaste soen), die dood van sy Pa (‘n Plaas Psalm en Groete van Dessie), die koud van korporatief (Korporatief) en die liefde vir sy kinders (Die eerste reëns en Padlangs). Elkeen op sy eie tyd. Op die ritme van die maan.

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TEACH YOUR CHILD TO SWIM by Sasha van Schalkwyk

Author:  Sasha van Schalkwyk

With many years experience, this dynamic mother- and daughter trio-,

Sasha, Denise and Madelein, will teach you in a fun-filled manner how

to teach your child to swim.

This practical book is packed with step-by-step instructions, that will

show you how to teach your child to swim.

There is 17 swimming lessons already compiled, as well as 47 activities

with detailed descriptions and illustrations.

This comic illustrations and photo’s are a delight and adults, as well as

children, will associate with them.

This book is a must for every home and school. Parents, caretakers,

grand-parents, teachers and everybody who loves children, can use this

book with great success.

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LEER JOU KIND SWEM deur Sasha van Schalkwyk

Skrywer:  Sasha van Schalkwyk

Met baie jare se ervaring, leer die dinamiese ma- en dogter trio – Sasha,

Denise en Madelein – jou om jou kind op ‘n vrolike manier te leer swem.

Hierdie praktiese boek is propvol instruksies wat stap-vir-stap verduidelik

hoe om jou kind te leer swem.

Daar is 17 uitgewerkte swemlesse in sowel as 47 aktiwiteite wat in detail

beskryf en ge-illustreer is.

Die talle illustrasies en foto’s is komies en ouers en kinders sal aanklank

vind daarby.

Die boek is ‘n moet vir elke huis en skool. Ouers, voogde, oumas en oupas,

leerkragte en ‘n ieder en elk wat ‘n kind liefhet – gebruik dit met

welslae!

 

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MY JOURNEY WITH GREGORY by Rika de Jager

Author:  Rika de Jager

At the age of 23 Gregory had to give up his fight against the life-threatening disease, Osteopetrosis.  God gave him a remarkably positive attitude which he expressed each day regadless of all the disappointments and setbacks.  In the 23 years of his life he had 40 operations, however, he chose to live each God-given day to the fullest.  His life enriched those of his family and everyone around him.  he taught me, as his mother, many life lessons.  This is my motivation to share his life’s story with everyone who needs to be encouraged.

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