Back in SA
14 April to 8 Nov 2016
Waiting for our second grandson to be born.
17th February 2016
Proud of our daughter:
"Wow, what a privilege to do a article in the Joy Magazine. Its amazing how His love awakens your heart. From peasant to princess to queen..
Joy Magazine, Feb/March 2016"
26th April 2016
Message of Zandia to her son our grandson:
“Today we celebrate the birthday of a true king in the making. You are only two years old today, but everyone in your presence can already notice the calling upon your life. You have so much authority with every step you take, but there is a gentleness surrounding you with a LOVE for people that amazes me.
You are our little "barrier braker"..
We love you so much Zandre, Happy Birthday”
27 April 2016
Ouma en Oupa het die middag geniet saam met ons knapie wat 2 geword het by Farm Inn in Pta
Dusty plane cake
Gee hasies kos saam met Ouma
Die hoenders het stukkies verjaarsdagkoek gekry
28th April 2016
Zandré hou nog steeds verjaarsdag vandag saam met maatjies by piekvoetpret. Mamma het gaan werk en Ouma het my gevat
Ek dans saam met maatjies
Ons speel in die "sneeu"
Ek wil net weer en weer!!!
17 May 2016
Message of our son Michael
“Our son Joseph was born on 17 May at 21:00. He weighed 3.6 kg, was 56cm long and is currently doing well. We are thankful to our Lord for the grace to have had our heart's desire of a natural birth fulfilled.”
4th June 2016
We have been spoiled this week by spending time with our grandson Joseph, Cathri and Michael at Copper Leaf.
19th June 2016
n Trotse Oupa met sy naamgenoot
25th June 2016
Kwaliteit tyd saam met Zandré
Zandré en n maatjie Donavan speel in Oupa en Ouma se tuin
Oupa en Zandré ry boot op droë grond
Met fietsies om die boom
Oupa leer Zandré visvang in die spruit
As n man moeg word dan kan mens mos maar sit
10th July 2016
Arriving at our beach house at Aqua Ceu in Mozambique. The first time we can utilize our beach house after 8 years of battling and overcoming local politics and various challenges.
The dirt road from the village to the beach takes you past a fresh water lake over 20 km long. The dirt road to Aqua Ceu is a 4x4 road of about 15 km from Chidenguele winding between the lake and the sea through the forest until you reach the beach.
Mozambique Sunset over our rustic beach house “Bonito”
The stairs access to the deck above the coastal forest canopy
Enjoying a braai underneath the trees undeterred by the hard blowing southerly as the cold front passes by.
Our Eagles Nest overlooking the beach.
The kitchen and living room furniture and floor are all made from the local Mozambique ironwood “Simbiri”.
Vacation at Aqua Ceu in Mozambique
We thank the Els family (Zack’s youngest sister Louise, her husband Gé and their two children Shechinah and Vrede) to share with us our first holiday at Aqua Ceu in Mozambique
Shechinah and Vrede spend a lot of time on the beach exploring, swimming or fishing. Zack also managed to catch his first bonefish in Mozambique
At low tide we drove the 14 km along the beach to King Pools
Relaxing on the beach
Louise and Gé kayaking between the reefs
Vrede sharing his discovery before returning the sea star back to the pool.
The dirt road from Chidenguele to the beach takes you past a fresh water lake over 20 km long.
10th July 2016
Feeling blessed: Celebrating the success of the third generation after Michael has made his final payment for his shares in Tecroveer. Welcome on board my son I am so proud of you and confident that you will expand our legacy to clean water with distinction to the next generations. May Joseph our grandson and fourth generation join us in business one of these day's.
Partners in Tecroveer:
Zack, Michael, Izak Cronje and Piet vd Merwe
18 to 20th July 2016
Pilgrim’s Rest is situated on the eastern Eskarpment region of the Mpumalanga Province of South Africa.
Together with my twin sister Andri we walked back in memory lane when we were children in this historic village.
We stayed in cottages at Mount Sheba (13 km outside of Pilgrim’s rest on
Following a winding gravel road through a Natural Rain Forest to reach Pilgrim’s Rest
The house we have stayed in as children when we were about 10 years old for about a year.
Overlooking the down town with the Joubert Bridge that was built in 1896
Andri and Gerrie
The lookout point at God’s Window
Enjoying a drink in the bar of the Royal Hotel.
21st August 2016
Familienaweek by Klein Kariba
Wat n voorreg om Ma se 88 ste verjasrsdag te kon vier
Kinders het geswem en gespeel
Nefies en niggies geniet mekaar
19 Sept 2016
2nd October 2016
A few days in the Eastern Cape
Clean water for future generations at the JBay Waste Water Treatmant Plant
Nartjiefees at Loerie
Enjoying a plate of seafood at Fish Finder in PE on our way home
16th Oct 2016
Zacharias Joseph van den Berg blessing cerenomy in King Grace Church
The prophecies that was spoken over him is so powerful. Confirming the meaning of his names
Proud parents and grandparents
A proud grandmother
Three generations —
19th Oct 2016
Special time with our grandson Zandré
So special to have him part of our lives
Unforgetable memories to last us a few months while oversea
I love my grandmother
I am stronger than grandfather
Spending time together
28th October 2016
Tecroveer's 40th celebration
1st Nov 2016
Proud of the guys.
The third generation ready to take forward the vision of cleaning water for future generations.
8th November 2016
Going to miss our family...