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[16 Apr 2013 | No Comment | ]
SASSA extends re-registration date

Beneficiaries of social grants, who have not yet re-registered, have until the end of April 2013 to do so, following an extension by the Social Development Department.
Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini said the department’s decision to extend the re-registration period was based on the fact that social grants were the only source of income for many beneficiaries.
She said that from the beginning of May, her department will start sending out letters of notification to inform non-compliant beneficiaries of the intention to stop their social grants within 90 days of notification.
The …

Editorial »

[16 Apr 2013 | No Comment | ]

This month we are celebrating the fourth birthday of The Centurion as well as the sixtieth birthday of the Editor and are running a special reader’s competition on page 11.
We wish to thank all the advertisers, sponsors, readers, printers, friends, staff and co-workers for everyone’s support, without which the newspaper could not survive.
Die winter is oppad en ons kan die verandering in temperatuur aanvoel. Alhoewel nog nie heeltemal herfs, wil ons graag mense versoek om noual voorsorg teen die wintergriep te tref en ook die nodige inspuitings te kry.
Met die …

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[16 Apr 2013 | No Comment | ]

President Jacob Zuma recently appointed new members of the National Youth Development Agency (NYDA) Board.
The appointed new members are Xoliswa Ayanda Bambiso; Zandile Majozi; Mothupi Phaladi Modiba; Itiseng Kenny Morolong; Maropene Lydia Ntuli; Yershen Pillay and Nyalleng Potloane.
The President has also designated Yershen Pillay as the chairperson and Itiseng Kenny Morolong as deputy chairperson of the National Youth Development Agency Board respectively.
The members of the board are appointed for a period of three years.
“We wish to warmly congratulate all the new members of the board and wish them all the …

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[16 Apr 2013 | No Comment | ]
Save the rhino – even in a tree stump

This tree stump looking like a rhino was spotted by our editor, Dorothy Wye in the communal gardens at a townhouse complex in Clubview, Centurion.

Community »

[16 Apr 2013 | No Comment | ]

Government has begun a process that will require all people doing business in South Africa, including all foreigners legally able to run a business in the country, to register their business activities.
In terms of the Draft Licensing Bill, everybody wanting to do business in South Africa would have to register to do so.
Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies said that the registration of business would give the government a tool to know who was conducting business in different communities, as well as the ability to act against illegal activities.
The register …

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[16 Apr 2013 | No Comment | ]
Earth Hour leads to massive reduction in electricity usage

Earth Hour started in 2007 in Sydney, Australia, when 2.2 million people and more than 2 000 businesses turned their lights off for one hour to take a stand against climate change. Support for the initiative has increased each year.
South Africans achieved a massive 629MW average reduction on their electricity usage during this year’s Earth Hour, said Eskom.
“As part of its support for the Earth Hour campaign, Eskom measured the reduction in electricity used during the hour (between 8:30pm and 9:30 pm) against typical consumption for this time on …

Centurion Business Forum »

[16 Apr 2013 | No Comment | ]
Why be a member and attend the network function

This was the topic discussed by the guest speaker, David Wilkinson, at the monthly meeting of the Centurion Business Forum on 20 March 2013.
The meeting was attended by more than 130 business people.
The Business Forum also launched, in conjunction with Urban Genesis Management (Pty) Ltd, an initiative to improve and sustain the urban area of Centurion.
Hans Jooste, from Urban Genesis Management, explained that such an initiative, successful in Johannesburg, will only be possible with the participation of the majority of property owners in the urban area.
New members were introduced and …

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[16 Apr 2013 | No Comment | ]
Tshwane SPCA Honours Women

Pets are like one’s own children that need lots of love, care, compassion and time, just like the rest of your household.
With women mostly responsible for their households – getting so busy taking care of everyone else that they overlook themselves, it is important for ladies to be encouraged to remain positive and confident in order to raise happy children and manage peaceful homes.
With this in mind, the Tshwane SPCA celebrated the spirit of women, mothers and ladies with an exclusive fundraising buffet lunch in Centurion.
A talk on the importance …

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[16 Apr 2013 | No Comment | ]
Proteas supported PinkDrive

The Proteas ODI squad have thrown their weight firmly behind the PinkDrive Campaign.
To show just how much the team supports the Pink Drive, Proteas captain AB de Villiers and his fellow team mates took to the field on Sunday, 14 March 2013 for the 3rd ODI against Pakistan in a specially designed pink Proteas kit to add significance to the day.
Most of the fans also arrived in pink to support the campaign and about R200,000 were raised for the PinkDrive campaign.

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[16 Apr 2013 | No Comment | ]
PinkDrive received donation from SA Air Force Museum

Lt Col Mike O’Conner, (SA Air Force Museum) handing over the donation collected during the museum’s recent 100-hour charity drive, to Noelene Kotschan, founder and director of PinkDrive.