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[22 May 2010 | No Comment | ]

With the excitement of the World Cup growing, the children are also looking forward to a long school holiday and will need something to keep them busy.
In next month’s edition we will give some ideas on what to do and where to go – apart from watching the soccer. If anyone has some ideas that you want us to include, please email us.
Ons is tans ook besig om ‘n besigheids inligtingsgids vir Centurion saam te stel en nooi alle lesers uit om ons van jul besigheid se kontakbesonderhede te voorsien.
Kyk …

Community »

[22 May 2010 | No Comment | ]
Kitten KOFU… Rescued and Rehomed

The Tshwane Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) rescued an abandoned five-week-old kitten from a Kentucky Fried Chicken outlet in East Lynn about a month ago.
A member of the public alerted the Tshwane SPCA, who then immediately attended to the complaint and rescued the kitten.
Kofu has in the meantime recovered at the Tshwane SPCA at the Waltloo premises where he was under 24-hour supervision and surrounded with love and care.
Kofu has now been adopted by a journalist at The Rekord newspaper, Bonny Tubbs.
The Tshwane SPCA is registered …

Community »

[22 May 2010 | No Comment | ]
Survivor Celebrity Supports SA Guide Dog Association

by Johannes A Snyman
The South African Guide Dog Association for the Blind hosted an awareness day at the Irene Mall on Saturday, April 17.
Noel Midlane, communications officer for the Corporate Fund Development, said that they are very lucky to be chosen by Celebrity Survivor, Garth Collins for supporting them in the fund raise for the association.
The day included fun activities for children throughout the shopping centre.           Individuals were being blindfolded and guided by their partners to perform certain tasks at various locations in the green and dog friendly …

Community »

[22 May 2010 | No Comment | ]
Wag-a-Walk for more than just a dog

by Johannes A Snyman
On Saturday 17 April 2010 the Tshwane Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) hosted a 1,4km and 2,4km ‘Wag-a-Walk’ event at Smuts House, Irene to create awareness and raise much needed funds for animals in their care.
Various celebrities acted as adjudicators for the pet competitions after the walk.
Prizes were awarded for the friendliest dog, pet-and-owner look-a-like, ex-adopted SPCA dog and well-groomed dog.
Elsa Daniels, spokesperson for the Tshwane SPCA, thanked all that assisted and participated.      She said that they are planning to make …

Arts & Culture »

[22 May 2010 | No Comment | ]
Vice-Chancellor and Principal inaugurated

The new vice-chancellor and principal of the University of Pretoria, Prof Cheryl de la Rey, was recently inaugurated at a function attended by more than a thousand dignitaries, business leaders and academics.
The Director General of Higher Education and Training, Prof Mary Metcalfe, delivered a congratulatory speech on behalf of the Ministry.
Prof de la Rey was appointed UP’s Vice-Chancellor and Principal on 27 July 2009 and assumed her duties at the University of Pretoria on 9 November 2009.
She was the Chief Executive Officer of the Council on Higher Education and …

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[22 May 2010 | No Comment | ]
Sangers dringend benodig

Die Jubilate Koor van Lyttelton benodig koorlede vir die aanvulling en versterking van die koor en soek na persone wat kan en wil sing.
Dit is ‘n volwasse koor met gemengde stemme maar jong mense wat ‘n passie vir sang het is ewe welkom. Alle stemme soos Bas & Tenoor, Alt & Sopraan word benodig.
Vorige ondervinding van koorsang is ‘n bonus, maar nie ‘n vereiste nie.
Oefentye is Dindae van 16h00 en 17h30 by Lyttelton Dienssentrum.
Ledegeld van R120-00 per jaar is betaalbaar. Die ledegeld word eerstens vir administratiewe uitgawe gebruik.
Die oorblywende fondse …

Health »

[22 May 2010 | No Comment | ]

by Johannes A Snyman
The @Health Diabetic Centre, Centurion held their annual Diabetic open day on Saturday, April 17 at their premises in Lyttelton.
According to Doctor Dan Jackson of @Health, the purpose of the day was to create awareness among the public regarding the dangers and threats of the epidemic of diabetes.
Free diabetic tests, including blood sugar and blood pressure tests were available through out the day.
“This was the fourth year that @Health holds an open event like this and already the numbers in people interested are escalating,” Dr. Jackson said. …

Arts & Culture »

[22 May 2010 | No Comment | ]
Teddiebeer piekniek

Laerskool Swartkop se Voorskool Graad RR & R leerlinge het op Vrydag, 7 Mei ‘n prettige Mamma & Kind dag gehou.
Al die kinders het hul teddiebere saamgebring, daar was ‘n fotosessie met elke Mamma & Kind en daarna is ‘n Teddiebeerpiekniek gehou.

Voor sit Annerine Smit met Owen en agter staan Estelle de Kock met die Maryke. Albei kleuters is 5 jaar oud en in Graad RR.

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[22 May 2010 | No Comment | ]

Irene Village Mall will host a Photo & Wine Fest on 14 and 15 May 2010.
This event is a culmination of their web-driven photo competition “Through the Udder Side of the Lens”, which has been running since August 2009.
The photographs, which made the final cut will be blown up and exhibited throughout the mall from Monday 10 May.
The categories are “The Udder side of Art, Fun, Village People, Village Life, and Village Nightlife”. The numerous beautiful entries can also be viewed on the website, www.irenevillagemall.co.za.
In celebration, various wine estates have …

House & Garden »

[22 May 2010 | No Comment | ]
Peerless Primulas

For those with lightly shaded gardens, primulas are a must.
There are a number of cultivars available to the gardener, the three most notable being the “Fairy primula” (P. malacoides), the “English Primrose” (P. aculusis) and the German Primrose (P. obconica).
The Fairy primula flowers profusely throughout winter and spring and are ideal for inter planting with spring flowering bulbs and Iceland poppies.
When selecting Primroses you must choose quality F1 hybrids for best results.        These will give you masses of brightly coloured, long lasting blooms.
They look stunning in terracotta pots or …