Talk of the town

This weeks news cycle was an interesting one reports DANIE KEET, editor of the Eikestadnuus. Paul Roos Gymnasium did us proud by staying on top of the national school rugby rankings, with young Matie Akhile Khoza being nominated as a Miss SA finalist and an exciting child water-skiing prodigy making waves.


Paul Roos still on top of their game



This weekend saw the unstoppable Maroon Machine march forth as Paul Roos Gymnasium clinically defeated a strong Paarl Gymnasium side. This has cemented PRG firmly in the No. 1 spot on the current SA School Sports First XV Top 100 Rankings.

PRG’s first rugby team is still going strong and is proving to be the team to beat this season in the boys under 19A- school’s rugby league. They beat neighbours Paarl Gimnasium for the first time in a number of years the past weekend and are unbeaten so far this year. The annual derby between the two schools produced another high quality game of school boy rugby. The previous three years have been exceptionally tight and this year was no different.


Matie heads to finals of Miss SA.

With her combination of beauty and brains, it’s not hard to see why Akile Khoza, a Masters student at Stellenbosch University, has made it to the finals of this year’s Miss South Africa competition.

The 23-year-old describes herself as loving, strong minded, kind, humble and hardworking.


10 Year-old local water-skiing prodigy wins two world championships.

Last week the Eikestadnuus reported on 10 year old local water skier, Zane Alexander, who excelled in this sport and won two world championship titles – even in a higher age group. Zane stays with his parents in Devon Valley where his dad has a big waterskiing dam and facilities on their farm.


More than 30 tons of cheese consumed at Sandringham Farm.

The annual SA Cheese Festival was held on the Sandringham Farm just outside Stellenbosch. More than 27 000 visitors attend this festival over three days. The festival has won numerous consumer related prizes as the best consumer exhibition in the country. Eikestadnuus reported on the festival and features two pages full of colourful photographs of the festival and people who enjoyed the many food, wine and of course cheese stalls. More than 30 tons of cheese was consumed at the festival!