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The public has been invited to put forward their nominations of persons from all walks of life that they believe deserve to receive the country’s highest honours, the National Orders.
The Grand Patron of the National Orders, President Jacob Zuma, has invited the nominations before the 31 August 2016 deadline.
The next National Orders awards investiture ceremony will take place in April 2017, honouring South Africans and eminent foreign nationals who have contributed to the achievement of a free, united, non-racial, democratic, non-sexist and prosperous South Africa in various ways.
Also honoured are …

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Greenest city in South Africa

The eThekwini Metro in KwaZulu-Natal and Mossel Bay Municipality in the Western Cape have been named the greenest municipalities in South Africa and won the overall prizes in the metro and local categories respectively.
Announcing the winners of the 5th Greenest Municipality Competition (GMC) recently, Environmental Affairs Deputy Minister Barbara Thompson reiterated the need for municipalities to improve the lives of their citizens.
She said municipalities can do this by promoting environmental cleanliness.
The overall winners will receive R3.5 million, with the first runner-up receiving R3 million and the second runner-up R2.5 million.
The …

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Kids benefit from World Sleep Day at Hirsch’s Centurion

Hirsch’s hosted a competition for World Sleep day, whereby each branch competed to see how many children could fit onto a bed.
The Gauteng winners were the Grade 9 class of the High School Uitsig in Centurion when they fitted 27 learners onto a bed.
As winners of the competition, the school nominated the Shiny Kids Daycare and Development Centre, Olievenhoutbosch to receive the sponsored ten mattresses.
The Centre cares for 60 children between the ages of 6 months and 6 years, also providing them with breakfast and lunch.
The Grade 9 class, …

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Leaders need Guts and Ethics to succeed

This was the monthly topic of the June 2016 network event held by the SA Council for Business Women, Centurion Branch at the Forever Centurion Hotel.
The guest speaker was Sonja Smith, dynamic and multi business award winner, who started her first funeral parlour with guts and ethics eighteen years ago.
Today she is the successful owner and managing director of the Sonja Smith Elite Funeral Group and also the president of the Centurion Toastmaster’s Club.
She is also the founding director of the Voice of the Unborn Baby advocating to have stillborn …

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New Showroom to compliment Hirsch’s Centurion

Adding bathroom accessories to Hirsch’s Centurion is now giving customers a new one-stop shopping experience with the launch of the Bathroom Bizarre showroom in June 2016.
The launch was attended by CEO of Hirsch’s Allan Hirsch and some of his staff, directors of Bathroom Bizarre, customers and other visitors. Background entertained was supplied by Hein Music while guests mingled and admired the accessories on display.
The manager of the store, Hein Strydom and his staff invite all to visit their new showroom for friendly and professional service and advice.

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Recession Proofing your Business

Hirsch’s Centurion hosts a monthly Business Networking Event in order to provide a platform for like-minded business people to network and market their businesses.
The guest speaker at a recent event was Steve Sutton, CEO: Business Doctors and the topic of his talk was on how to recession-proof your business.
He discussed the different indicators that could be used to measure the sustainability of a business such as the value of the business, stability and growth, risk, marketing and customer satisfaction.
An opportunity was given for each guest to present their business in …

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Re-shape your Thinking

The Ladies Morning network events at Hirsch’s Centurion provide ample opportunities for women entrepreneurs to meet and exchange business ideas and to conclude business deals.
The monthly finalist for the Margaret Hirsch Women in Business Achievement Awards is also announced and for June 2016 the finalist was Bianca Otto from Silverchalk Design Studio.
The motivational guest speaker at the event was Inge van der Merwe from Bright Star Lifeskills that gave a very insightful talk on how to re-shape your thinking to improve your relationship with clients as well as on a …

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Township students equipped to communicate effectively

Grade 10 and 11 students recently attended a five week youth development programme in the township of Olievenhoutbosch near Centurion.
The programme focuses on the development of public speaking, presentation and leadership skills in order to prepare the students to succeed in the workplace.
According to Kefilwe Morobane, managing director of Giving Wings that hosted the event in partnership with the Olieven Development Association said that the ability to communicate effectively is a critical skill.
On Saturday, 11 June 2016, the programme concluded with the students participating in a speech contest on the …

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Chief Economist addressed Businesses

Dennis Dykes, Nedbank’s Chief Economist was the guest speaker at the Centurion Business Forum’s monthly network event held in June 2016 at the Centurion Country Club.
He discussed a brief overview of the economy and the future prospects for small businesses in South Africa.
After a lucky draw, the guests continued with serious networking while enjoying a light lunch.
To attend the monthly network events or to become a member of the Centurion Business Forum, please send an email to admin@centurionsakekamer.co.za
Dennis Dykes and Johan Labuschagne (chairperson: Centurion Business Forum)

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DEAF Friendly se Projek 300 brei uit

DEAF Friendly het hul Projek 300 in 2015 geloods met die fokus om ‘n stabiele ekstra inkomste van minstens R30 000 per maand te werf.
Hierdie geld word gebruik om jaarliks ‘n DEAF Friendly Groeipunt te vestig.
Die Groeipunt bestaan uit onder andere ‘n gebou wat kan dien as kerkgebou, pastorie, kleuterskool of opleidingsfasiliteit en word met sonkrag-panele toegerus om aan eenvoudige elektisiteitbehoeftes te voorsien.
Basiese meubels soos stoele en tafels word ook voorsien en ‘n groentetuin met vyf tonnels en ‘n boorgat word ook aangebring.
Die DEAF Friendly span besoek individue, gemeentes, sake- …