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Vehicles to have new number plates

The alphanumeric registration system for new cars in Gauteng will soon run out of letters and digits.

From January 2010 registration numbers for new cars in Gauteng will start with the letter Y and by October 2010 there will not be any letters & digits on left on the system.
However plans have been in place since 2007 for a new high-tech “intelligent” number-plate system to be introduced from mid-June 2010.
The new plates will be made of aluminium rather than plastic, be permanently attached to the vehicle and …

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[7 Feb 2010 | Comments Off | ]
Happy Valentine’s Day

One can hardly believe the first month of the year 2010 has come and gone. This reminds us that time is not waiting for anyone.
So, if there is someone that you haven’t had the courage to approach to declare your love, now is the time. Tomorrow might be too late.
February is the month of Love. Valentine’s day is all full of love, romance, roses – especially red roses and do not forget … chocolates!
So take the first step and spoil your loved ones with all the …

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The Wonderland of Snow

Ireland also had the heaviest snow in 60 years. These photographs were submitted by Lorraine Esterhuizen, a South African living in the village, Ballon co Carlow. Even the snowman is supporting South Africa.

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[7 Feb 2010 | Comments Off | ]
Congratulations to the winner

During November 2009 a competition for a holiday for eight people at the Klipspringer Safari Lodge, bordering the Kruger National Park was published in The Centurion.

The prize was sponsored by Matthew Smith owner of the Lodge and also owner of the Cleaning Warehouse, Gateway Centurion. A great number of entries were received and Geoff Sandy from Lyttelton name was drawn as the winner of the competition.

Spiritual »

[7 Feb 2010 | Comments Off | ]

In my hart is ek oortuig dat 2010 die potensiaal dra om ’n buitengewone jaar te wees indien ons ingesteldheid en optrede reg is.
Iemand het iewers aan die einde van die jaar teenoor my opgemerk: “ek hoop die jaar 2010 gaan reg wees vir ons!”
Ek het daarop geantwoord: “ek hoop eerder ons gaan reg wees vir die jaar 2010!” God gee die jaar aan ons, maar ons ingesteldheid en optrede bepaal die uitkoms.
Ons almal benader uitdagings met ’n bepaalde verwagting.
Soms benader ons ’n nuwe …

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[7 Feb 2010 | Comments Off | ]
University welcomed first year students

More than 8 000 newly registered students and their families attended the University of Pretoria’s Welcoming Day on Saturday16 January 2010.

Prof de la Rey delivered her keynote address to an attentive masses of students and parents that packed the University’s Amphitheatre.
During intervals of the briefing sessions by the Vice Chancellor, the University was buzzing with people who were taken on campus tours throughout the day, and many exhibition stands from different faculties as well as from various businesses were also visited.
The first year students had …

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A well maintained garden could be the clincher

by Ronel Coetzer

The holiday season is over and for those trying to sell your property, the appearance of your garden may well be why a buyer would buy or not!
Don’t underestimate the role your garden plays in the final decision as buyers definitely look at the state of the garden and pool.
According to many estate agents a sale is often lost because of the garden and the pool.
Potential buyers will first look at the state of the paving and the weeds growing between the blocks.
If you …

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Motoring »

[7 Feb 2010 | Comments Off | ]
DRIVING DOWN MEMORY LANE

John Lemmon
Well we lost a month regarding the continuation of the story due to other memories that emerged from the depths of the grey matter, but we will now endeavour to return to the original plot.
After the demise of the Renault 16 TS, I was once again wheel-less and was expected to start a new job the next day which required wheels.
Furthermore, I had folded the steering wheel double on impact and broken my nose.
I was also kitted out with brand new trousers which were duly ripped …

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Heavy downpours affect Gauteng national roads

The South African National Road Agency Limited (SANRAL) is implementing the Gauteng Freeway Improvement Project (GFIP) and as part of the traffic accommodation plan temporary storm water drainage systems were constructed.
These systems are regularly inspected and maintained but being temporary structures they are not designed to withstand the heavy downpours that Gauteng has been experiencing over the last two weeks resulting in overtopping of some of the road sections.
Once construction works are completed the required design capacity of the storm water drainage system will be in …