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SMC Witbank

Province:

Platinum Provincial Dugout Coalfields District Dugout

Address:

Corner of Rhodes and Remembrance Avenue, Witbank

Postal address: P.O. Box 1460, Witbank, 1035

GPS S25˚52’78,3″ and E29 ˚12’56,9″

Office Phone Number : 013 656 3850

Meeting:

Date of meeting to be announced Bi-monthly, in the SMC in the Witbank Hall

Contact:

Moth Chris Sonnekus—Crater Shellhole Chairman 082 651 3844 [email protected]
Moth Dion Slabbert—Ratel Shellhole Vice Chairman 071 647 6182 Dionslabbert.co.za
Clive Hatch—Friend of the MOTH Treasurer/Resident Liaison Officer 082 601 9376 [email protected]
Bettie Grovè Secretary/Cottages Manager 082 563 0234   [email protected]
Office Phone Number 013 656 3850 (office)

COMMITTEE MEMBERS:

Moth Len Bowker District Old Bill 082 896 1578 [email protected]
Dirk Volschenk Crater Shellhole 079 380 8223 [email protected]
Moth Mark Wadlow Ratel Shellhole 083 678 7499 [email protected]

SMC Witbank Chronicles

Cottages chronicals August 2018
Cottages chronicals February 2018
Cottages chronicals October 2017
Cottages chronicals June 2017
Cottages chronicals December 2016
Cottages chronicles September 2016
Cottages chronicles August 2016
Cottages chronicles April 2016
Cottages chronicles March 2016
Cottages chronicles February 2016
Cottages chronicles December 2015 2016
Cottages chronicles Oct-Nov 2015
Cottages chronicles September 2015

 

News / Events

 


VINTAGE FAIR AT THE SOUND MEMORY COTTAGES IN WITBANK

 As you walked down Rhodes Street on Saturday 8 September the aroma of meat simmering on the braai, Prega rolls, curry and rice as well as other delicious foods and goodies drifted across drifted through the air together with the strains of popular music from the mobile studio of Radio Kragbron coming from the Vintage Fair being held at the Moth Cottages.

Throughout the morning a steady stream of people strolled through the gates to support the Moths and enjoy the gastronomic delights that were available as well as all the other bargains that were available.

The visitors were also treated to the relaxing and snappy Miranda music provided by the Saint Thomas Aquinas School Miranda Band, this was followed by a display by the Kiellie Kranke drum majorettes that mesmerised their audience.

The fair was held to raise funds to assist the Moths to provide quality accommodation to their residents at an affordable cost. They currently accommodate seventy four residents in sixty three units. A number of these residents only receive government pensions. Currently the Moths are raising funds to install a backup water supply system to ensure that residents have sufficient water during the frequent interruptions that Witbank experiences in its water supply.

The complex does not receive any form of subsidy from government and is dependent on self-generated funds.

The fair convenor Clive Hatch expressed his satisfaction with the support received from the public and he  extended his thanks to everyone who supported the day with donations, hiring of stalls and purchasing of goods. He gave the undertaking that all funds will be used to improve the lives of the Moth Cottages residents.

On Monday 10 September all residents gathered on the front lawn for a thank you braai where everyone celebrated the announcement that we had reached our target and raised the amount of R57 088


SOUND MEMORY COTTAGES WITBANK HOLD EASTER BONNET PARADE

1st April 2018

The residents at the MOTH Sound Memory Cottages gathered in the lounge on Easter Sunday to display their handiwork and skill in creating a colourful and stunning Easter Bonnet.

Nobody was disappointed over twenty stunning and colourful hats were on display. Because of the high standard of entrants the judges decided not to recognise a sing hat as the best hat but to rather present equal prises to the top three hats. The ‘parade’ was followed by a delicious Easter lunch.

 


VALENTINES DAY 2018

Valentine’s Day was celebrated with a community braai at the lapa and front lawn of the cottages on Wednesday 14 February.

Many of the residents as well as the staff joined in the spirit of the occasion by wearing red and white.

NEW YEARS DAY SOUND MEMORY COTTAGES WITBANK

The residents of the Witbank Sound Memory Cottages got together around the Lapa on the front lawn to celebrate the start of the new year.

The meat was braaied under the watchful eye of Maritz Pretorius and Wollie Badenhorst while other residents enjoyed the wonderful sunshine and sipping all forms of liquid refreshments.


2017 CHRISTMAS PARTY

 

Once again all the residents, staff and committee members enjoyed the annual Christmas Party on Saturday 2 December in the lounge and dining room.

Bettie and the staff ensured that a spread ‘fit for a king’ was presented for the residents, champagne and other liquid refreshments flowed freely and everyone joined in dancing to the music provided by Chris Juaan.

 


SMC WITBANK HOLD VINTAGE FAIR.   September 2017

 

On Saturday 9 September 2017 the residents, staff and committee organised a Vintage Fair in order to raise funds for the complex.

On the warm spring morning the Witbank Community streamed through the gates in response to the music, laughter and odours  to discover what this fair was all about. The smell of freshly made pancakes, braaied meet and pap, jaffles, vetkoek and mince as well as curry and rice wafted through the air and the people queued up to sample these delights.

Apart from the food stalls there were stalls for young and old such as homemade jams, pickles cakes and tarts there were stalls for needlework, books, plants and some excellent paintings by local artists and many others. For the children there was a fishing stall and jumping castle, young and old enjoyed the shooting range and darts.

The Witbank Classic Car Club exhibited their classic cars to the delight of the visitors.

Very popular was the raffle of a wheelbarrow of liquor which attracted a large number of optimists hoping to stock their bars for Christmas.

As the final members of the public drifted home at about 15:00 the organisers started to clean up and count the bounty, there was a gasp and a round of applause when it was announced that R55645.90 profit was raised on the day.


 Crater Shellhole and SMC Witbank look after Graves

 


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Opening Plaques

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The Grounds

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