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Bacon and Cheese Savoury Tart


15ml (1 tbsp) olive oil

15ml (1 tbsp) butter, and extra for greasing

2 onions, finely chopped

500g (1lb) raw bacon, chopped into bite-sized pieces

30g (1oz) chives, finely chopped

250ml (1 cup) grated cheddar

4 large eggs, whisked

400ml (⅔ pt)  milk

90g (3oz) flour,



Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F/gas mark 4.

Fry the onions in the butter and oil in a large frying pan until softened.

Add the bacon pieces to the onions and fry on a high heat to brown the meat and get it fully cooked. Be careful not to burn so lower the heat if necessary.

Remove from the heat and place it in a large mixing bowl to cool down.

Stir in the grated cheese and chives.

In another bowl, prepare the batter by mixing the eggs, milk and flour.

Grease a pie dish, measuring at 30cm (12in), with butter.

Spoon the bacon mixture in the pie dish and spread the contents evenly.

Pour the batter in and even out the filling.

Bake in the oven for 25 minutes or until the top is golden and the center cooked.



Serve with salad with acidic dressing to cut through the richness.


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South African produced Horror to be showcased on Netflix

SA produced Horror to be showcased on Netflix

If you are a fan of horrors, this movie is definitely for you. Just watching the trailer will give you nightmares!  Remember to set a reminder for 19 June 2020.


Proudly South African horror movie to be premiered on Netflix this Winter!

Written by TYLER LEIGH


What better way to spend lockdown than watching a proudly South African horror featuring local folklore and mythology; Netflix is premiering the movie next month!


South Africa (20 May 2020) – Those who appreciate a great horror movie are in for a treat as Netflix has acquired Africa rights for the local original film, 8.


The supernatural thriller, set to launch across Africa on June 19, 2020, is grounded in South African folklore and mythology in a dark story of atonement, rooted in traditional beliefs about ancestors and the spirit world.

Reality and superstition collide in the intersection where the world of the living meets the dead.


8 tells the story of an unaccomplished William Ziel (Garth Breyetenbach) who returns to the farmhouse he inherited from his estranged father with his wife, Sarah (Inge Beckmann), and their adopted niece, Mary (Keita Luna).

Soon after moving in, they meet a mysterious local outcast Lazarus (Tshamano Sebe), who carries with him a dark secret that will put everyone at risk. Lazarus persuades William to hire him in spite of Sarah’s reservations and successfully forges a kindred bond with Mary, who, like him, still aches for her lost kin.

But among the locals, Lazarus is an unwelcome menace who carries a dark secret in his sack: a demon reincarnation of his deceased daughter with an insatiable appetite for human souls.

In his pursuit to calm her nag, he facilitates several deaths and killings in the village, drawing the circle closer to the Ziels.


“We’re really excited about the quality of productions like 8 which was made in South Africa and will now be available for our members to enjoy,” says Ben Amadasun who leads Netflix Licencing and Co-productions in Africa.


“Through Netflix, creators now have the opportunity to reach more audiences. Our aim is to be a good partner for Africa’s creative industry. We’ll continue to create new partnerships that will enhance our library with a wide variety of powerful, engaging stories from across Africa. ”


The script of “8” came out of writer and director Harold Holscher’s personal connection to the story of loss and guilt, combined with his love for the genre of the supernatural and the complexities of South African culture.


“I love that one can take personal strife and place it within a film that can be watched and is relatable. The horror genre is a great genre to do this in, and I hope people enjoy and appreciate this for what it is,” says Holscher.


On the collaboration with Netflix, producer Jac Williams of Cape Town-based independent producers, Man Makes a Picture Productions says, “local stories are being told in ways that find credence abroad, and Netflix is geared at facilitating this new movement globally for filmmakers”.


In America, the movie will be known as “The Soul Collector” so keep an eye out if you are state-side. The rights have also been sold to Russia, Germany, Philippines, Indonesia, Vietnam, Malaysia and France.


Watch the official trailer


Photo Credit: Goodthingsguy

Source: https://www.goodthingsguy.com/lifestyle/proudly-south-african-horror-netflix/

home school

Considering homeschooling?

Considering homeschooling? Here is all the information you need.


Home Education

Home Education is a programme alternative to attending public or independent schools where a parent of a learner of compulsory school going age may provide education for his/her own child/ren at home.


Do you prefer to teach your child at home?

If so, apply to the head of your Provincial Education Department to register your child for Home Education. The lesson you offer your child must fall within the scope of the following compulsory phases of education:


  • foundation phase (grades 1-3)



  • intermediate phase (grades 4-6)



  • senior phase (grades 7-9)



What records do I have to keep?

After  your child has been registered for Home Education you must keep the following:

  • record of attendance
  • portfolio of the child’s work
  • up- to- date records of the child’s progress
  • portfolio of the educational support given to the child
  • evidence of the continuous assessment of the child’s work
  • evidence of the assessment and or examination at the end of each year
  • evidence at the end of grade 3,6 and 9, that shows whether your child has achieved the outcomes for these grades


How do you apply?

Apply electronically, using the applicable application form, to the head of your Provincial Education Department and attach the following documents with you:

  • parent/s certified ID copy
  • In case of foreign nationals certified copies of passport /study permit/work permit/Asylum document is required
  • last copy of school report (if the child was in school before, but if the child is only starting school now you must attach an immunisation card)
  • weekly timetable which includes contact time per day
  • breakdown of terms per year (196 days per year)
  • learning programme
  • certified copy of child’s birth certificate
  • Timeframes

It may take up to 30 days for your applications to be processed.


How much does it cost?

The service is free.


Forms that you need to complete.

The application forms can be downloaded.


  • Gauteng



  • Eastern Cape



  • Free State



  • KwaZulu-Natal



  • Limpopo



  • Mpumalanga



  • North West



  • Northern Cape



  • Western Cape



Know your home education coordinators


Ms EM Chaane & Ms LZ Brown

012 357 4105/4106

Chaane.m@dbe.gov.za/ brown.l@dbe.gov.za


Eastern Cape

Ms M N Ndzunga

040 608 4186



Free State

Mrs N Mokone

0514470038/ 0037




Ms C Motshwane

010 600 6202



KwaZulu Natal

Ms D Motloli





Ms  M Baloyi





Dr  M Pieterse




Northern Cape

Mr  K Mhlom

053 839 6356



North West

Ms P Pule




Western Cape

Mr  D Louw








1 slice white bread

250ml (1 cup) milk

1kg (2.2lbs) beef mince

1 onion, peeled and finely chopped

125ml (½ cup) sultanas or seedless raisins

125ml (½ cup) blanched almonds, whole or slivered

15ml (1 tbsp) apricot jam

15ml (1 tbsp) fruit chutney

30ml (2 tbsp) lemon juice

30ml (2 tbsp) curry powder

10ml (2 tsp) turmeric

10ml (2 tsp) salt

15ml (1 tbsp) oil

3 large eggs

4 bay leaves



Soak the bread in the milk, then squeeze it dry and reserve the milk.

In a large bowl mix the bread, beef, onion, sultanas, almonds, jam, chutney, lemon juice, curry powder, turmeric and salt.

Heat the oil in a large frying pan and brown the meat mixture lightly. Turn it out into a ovenproof casserole dish.

Beat the eggs with the reserved milk and pour the mixture over the meat.

Garnish the top of the mixture with the bay leaves and bake at 180°C/160°C fan/gas mark 4 for 50 minutes or until set.

Serve with Geelrys (Yellow Rice) and vegetables.



If you are lactose intolerant you can use alternatives such as almond, soy or rice milk.


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Photo Credit: Michelle Minnaar Photography

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