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AfriForum Jeug het in September 2013 ’n nuwe liefdadigheidsinisiatief bekend gestel.
Die Groenemmerprojek het ten doel om skole en kinderhuise te ondersteun wat nie meer die nodige finansiële ondersteuning van die regering en die sakesektor ontvang nie.
“Ons doel is om soveel 10 ℓ-emmers moontlik vol te maak met skryfbehoeftes, niebederfbare voedsel en toiletware en dit aan verskeie instansies landwyd te oorhandig,” sê Barend Taute, takvoorsitter van AfriForum Jeug Tukkies.
Hierdie projek sluit aan by die beursfonds wat gesamentlik deur AfriForum Jeug en Solidariteit Helpende Hand op Jeugdag geskep is met ’n skenking …

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Nichelle Steyn
Around 154 million people in the world suffer from depression.
With statistics like this, it’s likely that you or someone you know will be affected by mental illness during your lifetime.
World Mental Health day on 10 Oktober is a global annual event with the aim to shine the spotlight on important issues pertaining to mental health and illness.
According to the Mental Health and Poverty Project, one in five individuals will suffer from a diagnosable mental disorder in their lifetime.
Among the adults who suffer from these disorders, 75% are found to …

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Eye Care Awareness Month

The Bureau for the Prevention of Blindness, SA National Council for the Blind’s Eye Care Services Division, is celebrating 60 years of mobile outreach service to South Africa this year.
Eye Care Awareness Month (ECAM) is held annually in the month of October in order to raise awareness about the importance of eye health, specifically around the prevention and treatment of avoidable blindness.
80% of blindness is avoidable through prevention or through treatment.
As part of their continuous efforts to eliminate avoidable blindness, the Bureau are coordinating and conducting various cataract blitzes in …

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Cupcakes fun for charity

Nichelle Steyn
Cupcakes for Hope is a non-profit organisation that was established in 2012 to create awareness and raise funds for children with cancer.
In September 2012, the organisation hosted South Africa’s first National Cupcake Day for Kids with Cancer and raised R507 000 at 22 Shopping Malls countrywide.
This year at Centurion Mall, 2,200 cupcakes were sold and countrywide at about 40 venues R1.1m was raised for the cause.
This is an entirely community driven project that brings the whole community together for an amazing cause.
For more information visit their website www.cupcakesofhope.org

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The perfect way to slide from Spring into Summer

Well-known florist Dennis van Wonderen from the United Kingdom recently visited South Africa and held a workshop in Centurion.
Dennis originates from the Netherlands and has been working in the UK for the past decade where he opened his shop Van Wondered Flowers in 2007.
Not only is the Her Majesty, the Queen of England one of his clients, his flower arrangements are also in demand with celebrities around the world.
The event was organised by Loads of Flowers in conjunction with Hirsch’s Centurion, Artacious and Arbez Home Lodge.
Dennis demonstrated how easy flower …

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Hirsch’s supports Reach for a Dream Foundation

Hirsch’s raised a whopping R142,720 for Reach for a Dream Foundation during the “Reach for Your Slippers” donation campaign.
Margaret Hirsch handed the cheque to RFAD’s Denise Towell who said “We are extremely grateful to Hirsch’s for this fantastic effort! The money raised will make so many dreams come true!!”
Reach for a Dream raises money to help fulfill the dreams of children between the ages of 3 and 18 who have been diagnosed with a life-threatening illness.

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The following letter was received by Hirsch’s from a satisfied customer for excellent service delivered by staff at Hirsch’s Centurion.
“On Friday, 20 September 2013 we bought a fridge from your appliance store in Centurion.
We would just like to congratulate you in the manner that the sale was conducted up and until the fridge was installed at our house in Justin Crescent, Eldoraigne.
Selven Govender went out of his way to help us in closing the deal.
We visited many stores in our area to buy this luxury item for our lapa. Selven’s …

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SACBW Business Woman of the Year Gauteng finalists

The president of SA Council for Business Women (SACBW), Melinda Stark announced Gauteng finalists of the Business Woman of the Year competition at a gala dinner in Centurion.
The winners were presented with a certificate and an iPad donated by iStore.
The Finalists, Tabea Magodielo, Neszette Wilson and Mpho Makhene (she is 78 years old and still an astute businesswoman) will represent Gauteng at the National Business Woman of the year competition to be held in Potchefstroom on 16 – 17 October 2013.
Dynamic guestspeaker Ansie Niewenhuis, director: BNI KwaZulu-Natal spoke about …

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SA Council for Business Women celebrating 25 years

The Annual Congress of the SA Council for Business Women (SACBW) will on 16 – 17 October 2013 at Potchefstroom also be celebrating its 25th anniversary.
President Melinda Stark is inviting all members to attend this event as Loral Langemeier “The Millionaire Maker” from the United States will be a special guest speaker.
Various guest speakers from across South Africa will include Donna Rachelson “Branding and Marketing YOU” and Hein Wagner “Blind Man with Vision”.
The national winners of the Business Woman of the Year 2013, Informal Business Woman of the Year and …

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On top of the world

Nichelle Steyn
Lee den Hond recently completed an excruciating but exiting journey to the top of the world.
In May this year she became the third South African woman to summit the highest mountain on earth, located in the Himalayan mountain range, Mount Everest.
She planted a special South African flag on the summit that was signed by children from a poor community in Hartebeespoort.
Her journey did not end on the summit. She shares her experience with audiences to raise funds for the Making a Difference campaign in order to give back to …