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[8 Nov 2009 | Comments Off | ]
It is that time of the year again when one can sense the holidays are upon us.

Companies are having their year-end functions – although some not as extravagant as in the past. The schools are in a frenzy as the lastexaminations are written.
Guy Fawkes Day is celebrated in November and we urge all our readers to be very responsible if they use any legal fireworks. Also make sure that your animals are safe during this period. With National Children’s Day on 7 November and Universal Children’s Day on 20 November, you could make at least one other child’s day. Various organiza-tions are collecting toys and stuff …

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[8 Nov 2009 | Comments Off | ]
Simposium oor Beroerte

Op 9 Oktober 2009 het die Centurion Raad vir Bejaardes ‘n leersame Simposium oor beroerte aangebied. Om die Simposiumbekostigbaar te maak, het die Arrie Nel-Apteekgroep, AVBOB Lewens en Snyman De Jager Prokureurs as borge opgetree.
Vir die Raad is inligtingsgeleenthede oor siektes wat veral met veroudering gepaard gaan, belangrik omdat kennis daarvan ouer mense paraat maak.
Volgens die goeie bywoning deur die publiek is dit duidelik dat daar ‘n groot aanvraag vir sulke Simposiums in die gemeenskap bestaan.
Agter vlnr: Pierre Rossouw (ABSA Trust); Corrie de Jager (Snyman De Jager Prokureurs), Adriaan Bester …

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[8 Nov 2009 | Comments Off | ]
TuksLaw mooting hat-trick

On 9 October 2009, four teams from the University of Pretoria’s Faculty of Law competed in the University of the Free State First Year Moot Court Competition in Bloemfontein, with two teams competing in English and Afrikaans respectively.
The English team comprising Khomotso Moshikaro and Jason Gouveia, as well as the Afrikaans team of Jeandré van Zyl and Linette du Toit qualified for the final rounds of this national competition.
Jason Gouveia and Khomotso Moshikaro won the English Competition, with Khomotso also picking up the award for the Best Individual Oralist. This …

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[8 Nov 2009 | Comments Off | ]
Waar is hulle?

Die ATKV Centurion het op 3 Oktober in samewerking met Supt. Fanie van Deventer van die SAPD se Buro vir Vermiste Persone, ballonne met vermistes se foto’s daarop tydens ‘n Omgee-aksie in Kerkstraat-Wes Pretoria, die lug ingestuur.
Daar word tans 499 kinders en 1,360 volwassenes in Suid-Afrika vermis. Sakkie Kotze, voorsitter van ATKV Centurion het ‘n beroep op die publiek gedoen om hul “Ons gee om” -aksie te ondersteun en op die uitkyk te wees vir die ballonne en kinders en volwassenes wat positief met die foto’s geidentifiseer kan word, by …

House & Garden »

[8 Nov 2009 | Comments Off | ]
UP Scientists unravel tree killing fungus

Scientists at the University of Pretoria have produced the full genome sequence of the tree killing fungus, Fusarium circinatum, renewing hope that the global destruction that it wreaks in commercial pine plantations may be stemmed in years to come.
This is the first multi-cellular genome to be sequenced in Africa. The unfolding project encompasses fundamental DNA technology and has the potential to unlock practical applications for the South African Forestry Industry as well as intellectual property of global value.
Fusarium circinatum causes a destructive pine disease commonly known as pitch canker. It …

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[8 Nov 2009 | Comments Off | ]
Somerpartytjie in Centurion

Inkopies by Centurion Mall was op Saterdag 31 Oktober meer as net ‘n gewone inkopiedag vir Centurion inwoners.
‘n Somerpartytjie, geborg deur Rippel 90.5fm, Centurion Mall en Simply Slim is aangebied en die publiek kon hul gratis in die musiek met Steve Hofmeyr en die ander kunstenaars, Riaan Grobler, Ruan de Waal, Louis Fivaz, Andries Botha, Sorina, Liza Bronner, Jomari Greyling, Alanda en Chrizaan verlustig.
Onder: Die geleentheid was ook die vrystelling van die groep kunstenaars se nuwe Cd, STROOPSOET.

Arts & Culture »

[8 Nov 2009 | Comments Off | ]
Italian Footprints in South Africa

Ilse Ferreira from Centurion, is an acclaimed freelance writer and publicist.

She writes regular features for various magazines, news-papers, other publications and even a web magazine. Italian Footprints in South Africa, launched at the recent Italian show, is her first full-length book and it chronicles the history of the Italian people who have made South Africa their home, and the generations after them who are both Italian and South African. Whether in the realms of food, motor sport, architecture, politics, art, music or wine, the influence Italian people and culture have …

House & Garden »

[8 Nov 2009 | Comments Off | ]
Growing your own vegetables!

Imagine my surprise on a visit to the Menlyn Park Shopping Centre seeing rows of carrots, spinach, cabbage and other vegetables growing in the car park!

In my opinion, that’s better use of space than the predictable gardens that so often graces shopping centers. The owner of a coffee shop in a shopping centre in Moreletta Park has emptied the flowerboxes and planted herbs and vegetables with the approval of an enthusiastic landlord! Why not try planting your own Vegetable Garden?
Start small in order to enjoy and control your garden and …

House & Garden »

[8 Nov 2009 | Comments Off | ]
Which mower is right for you?

A luscious green lawn is the glue that sticks the garden together. Your lawn can make or break the garden.
You have various options available which can make a huge difference in the appearance of your lawn. When purchasing a lawnmower you have to consider several factors. How big is your lawn?
Light and easy to handle mowers are particularly recommended for small to medium sized gardens, while self-propelled or larger mowers are suitable for larger gardens up to 3000m2.
For larger areas ride-on mowers or lawn tractors may be the better option. …

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[8 Nov 2009 | Comments Off | ]
Good Food and Wine Show

South Africa’s biggest and longest running interactive food and wine show.
The Good Food and Wine Show Johannesburg, took place at the Coca-Cola Dome, Northgate with local and international chefs demonstrating their skills and cooking up a storm.
The show was completely interactive and visitors were able to meet the makers of the products, grill the chefs on their secrets, and learn how to make everything from great coffee and cocktails to pasta and gourmet dinner party dishes.
For more information on the show you could visit the website
www.gourmetsa.co.za.8.
The popular ‘tried and tested’ …