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[10 Aug 2009 | No Comment | ]

August is the month when everyone can feel the change in seasons.
It is the beginning of spring that brings about new life, hope, passion and growth to humans and plants alike. A new season with fresh ideas, doing away with the winter blues.
The month of August also belongs to women of all walks of life. All over the country special events had been planned to celebrate women and to look at aspects to improve their inner and outer health and beauty.
At these events our modern woman will also be empowered …

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[10 Aug 2009 | No Comment | ]
Affirmative action conference

Prof Marinus Wiechers (University of Pretoria), Mr Flip Buys ( CEO: Solidarity) and Prof Terence Gomez (University of Malaysia) during the Solidarity and the Institute for Constitutional and Labour Law Studies International Conference on Affirmative Action recently held in Centurion. Other speakers included Mr F.W. de Klerk and Mrs Rene Govender from CONSAWU.

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[10 Aug 2009 | No Comment | ]

Die NG-gemeente Lynnwoodrif en die ATKV Centurion bied alle skrywers en digters die geleentheid om deel te neem in ‘n kompetisie waar jonk en oud ‘n opstel, verhaal of gedig kan skryf.
Daar is verskillende afdelings en temas vir skoliere, studente en volwassenes en in elke kategorie en elke ouderdomsgroep is daar ‘n eerste, tweede en derde prys.
Daarbenewens sal die wenverhale/ opstelle en gedigte by ‘n prysuitdelingsfunksie deur voordragkunstenaars voorgedra word.
Die inskrywingsfooie beloop van R30 elk vir skoliere se opstelle en gedigte terwyl studente en volwassenes R50 elk vir kortkortverhale en …

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Willie Spies nou by AfriForum

Willie Spies, die Pretoriase prokureur wat onlangs sy bedanking as parlementslid aangekondig het, is as AfriForum se nuwe voltydse regsverteenwoordiger aangestel. Hy sal ook in sy persoonlike hoedanigheid as een van AfriForum se woordvoerders optree.

AfriForum het Willie Spies se prokureurpraktyk, Hurter Spies Ing., gekontrakteer om voortaan al dié burgerregte waghond se regsaksies te hanteer.
Die kantore en personeel van Hurter Spies Ing. sal na die Solidariteitgebou in Pretoria verskuif, waar AfriForum se hoofkantoor gevestig is.
Volgens Kallie Kriel, uitvoerende hoof van AfriForum, is Spies se aanstelling’n reuse aanwins vir AfriForum. Hy …

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Daan Nolte vereer

As oud-skoolhoof en oudlid van die Suid- Afrikaanse Rugbyraad, is hy al vir 56 jaar nog steeds aktief besig met sportopvoeding. Mnr Daan Nolte het as skolier en onderwysstudent erekleure vir akademiese- en sportprestasies ontvang.

Hy het as Studenteraadsvoorsitter by die destydse Potchefstroomse Onderwyskollege ook erekleure vir leierskap ontvang. Mnr. Nolte het in Delmas, waar hy gebore en getoeë is en vandag nog op 77 jarige ouderdom boer, begin skoolhou. Later het hy skoolhoof van Laerskool Devon en Eendrach geword.
Hy het as rugbyafrigter groot suksesse behaal en is op jeugdige …

Health »

[10 Aug 2009 | No Comment | ]
Varicose vein warning

A so-called ‘breakthrough’ treatment for varicose veins is causing serious side effects and the public should consider this new information carefully before making treatment decisions.

The latest research data from the French Neurological Institute, Cabinet de Neuroogie, has found that a new varicose vein treatment known as Palidocanol Foam is triggering migraine attacks in women who have never previously suffered with the condition.
According to Dr Shevel, South Africa’s migraine surgery pioneer and medical director at The Headache Clinic, “Patients experienced a blurring of vision followed by excruciating headache pain approximately …

Community »

[10 Aug 2009 | No Comment | ]

It is important to be on the lookout for ways to ensure a more safe and secure environment for all to enjoy. The CENTURION has partnered with the Lyttelton SAPS to bring you these safety-awareness tips in a monthly SAFETY TIPS column.
Protect your Property and Reject and Report Stolen Goods
Property crimes such as theft, housebreaking, shoplifting, handbag / cell phone snatching and theft out of motor vehicles lead to unnecessary suffering and impoverishment. If you buy stolen goods, more victims will suffer because purchasing goods obtained in this illegal manner …

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RICA

RICA is the new law from the South African government that calls for everyone to register their cell phone numbers. This law had been implemented with effect from 1 July 2009.  

The goal with the implementation of this law is to minimize criminal activity and to better track people using cell phones for criminal activities.
It will also help with the recovery of stolen cell phones. This way, RICA aims to make South Africa a safer place.
All cell phone numbers, whether on contract or pre-paid, must be registered. This law makes …

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Top award from French Government

Dr Prins Nevhutalu, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research, Innovation and Partnerships) at the Tshwane University of Technology, has been knighted by the French Government for his contribution to public service.

The Order of the Blue Ribbon of Merit was presented to him by the French Embassy at a function held in Pretoria.
The Blue Ribbon of Merit is normally presented to eminent persons who have made substantial contributions to public service.
Dr Nevhutalu was nominated by officials of the French Embassy who have worked with him on a number of projects.
Another potential recipient of …

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[10 Aug 2009 | No Comment | ]

Die Voortrekkermonument bereik hierdie jaar ‘n besonderse mylpaal wanneer dit op 16 Desember sy 60ste verjaarsdag herdenk.
Dit beteken dat hierdie monument nou algemene beskerming onder die Nasionale Erfenishulpbronwet, no 25 van 1999 geniet. Hoewel verskeie gedenkaktiwiteite tot en met 16 Desember gaan plaasvind, het daar reeds ‘n gedenkuitstalling in die monument se Galery 20.20 geopen.
Hierdie interessante gedenkuitstalling bestaan uit ‘n klein keur van aandenkings van 1938 toe die hoeksteen van die monument gelê is asook dié wat tydens die 1949-inwyding van die monument die lig gesien het en verskeie afbeeldings …