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AUGUSTUS 2011 The theme is “Going Green”, the date is Wednesday, 29 February to Saturday, 3 March, the venue is Greenhills Sport Stadium and the Randfontein Show’s Food & Music Festival will once again put Randfontein on the map! From now until March 2012, the RPA office is going to be a hive of activity like never before. Exhibitors phone on daily basis asking for stalls, local and up-coming singers ask if they can deliver their demo CDs, Face Book friends have posted their choices for music and things are happening! Make sure you don’t miss out on great advertising and sponsorship opportunities for the 2012 Show. If you are interested in sponsorship, booking a stall or advertising opportunities before and during the Show, please call: ♦ ♦ ♦

Marcelle on 082 782 1784 for sponsorship Maggie on 011 412 2878 for stalls Joy on 082 852 1860 for advertising

Spring is in the air!

Lente is hier!

Spring is in the air! The sweet smell of Spring blossoms is everywhere. It’s so good to hear the birds chirping early in the morning now that Winter has packed its bags and is heading North. It’s been a long, cold Winter and we can begin to look forward to braaivleis, sunny skies and seasonal hayfever! Here are details of some of the RPA Members who are celebrating the new season by hosting functions at their places of business. Why not go along and support local business and have fun at the same time!

“Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance.” - Samuel Johnson (1709– 1784), famous author and poet.


We are growing! The Randfontein Publicity Association held its bi-monthly networking function early in August at Orion Olives in Elandsvlei.

RPA networking functions are becoming more and more popular with members as networking is an effective way to promote one’s business or organisation and get to know other business men and women in Randfontein.

The turnout was excellent - over 50 people attended and members were given the opportunity to “Show & Tell” in a type of mini-expo. Several members displayed their products and services while others brought pamphlets and flyers. Owner of Orion Olives, Hettie du Toit sponsored the venue, snacks, drinks and delicious lasagna, salad and dessert.

The RPA would like to encourage members (and Randfontein residents) to support local businesses to help build a strong local business community. Diarise: October’s networking function will be held at Griffin’s Estate on Thursday, 13 October in conjunction with the 2012 Randfontein Show launch. Invitations with all the details will be emailed in due course.

Hettie has thousands of trees on her property and produces a top-quality olive oil and olive byproducts and members queued to buy bottles of the home-grown olive oil.

Hettie du Toit from Orion Olives and Adriana Pouwels from Griffin’s Estate.

Hettie praised the Publicity Association for the wonderful publicity she received during the Randfontein Show, as well as on the television programme, Fiesta. On 6 June this year KykNet’s Fiesta broadcast a half-hour programme about the 2011 Randfontein Show.

Sienie van der Merwe and Sonia van Solms from RLS. Edwin and Marche Lewis from Die Kothuis .

Justin and Christa Pontus from Pontus Electronics and The Flower Crate

Sass Jacobs and Bernice Watton-Blake from Sharbee Africa

The difference between Member Snippets and Member-to-Member Promotions Member Snippets HOUSE-SITTING & PET CARE SERVICE Call Kevin on 072 117 7218 Part-time law student offers a unique and affordable House-sitting and Pet Care service on the West Rand so you can go on holiday comfortable in the knowledge that your home, belongings and animals are in the care of trustworthy and animal-loving caretaker. Every month members are entitled to promote their business, school, church etc. with SNIPPETS in the newsletter that goes to all RPA members, local schools, churches, sports clubs, services organisations, Randfontein Local Municipality and a general database of 1500. The newsletter is published at the end of each month. Deadline for SNIPPET submission is generally five days before the end of each month.

Full colour promotional pages of several 10 x 10 cm adverts per A4 page are emailed to all RPA members in the first week of the month. Members are welcome to forward the promos on to their friends, family and colleagues. Deadline for PROMO is the last day of the month. Members to supply their own adverts in jpeg format. (Example of a 10 x 10cm advert on left)

Membership benefits include: • • • • • • •

Free listing on RPA online Business Directory. Free advertising in monthly newsletter. Free monthly Member-to-Member Promotion/advertising. Invitations to bi-monthly networking functions, fa Invitations to RPA functions, e.g. Golf Days, ple o Exam 10cm VIP functions etc. x 10 rt adve Discount on local Advertising Boards. Make use of bulk SMS facility at discounted rates. Complimentary tickets to Randfontein Show. Enquiries: Publicity Officer, Joy Hamann Tel: 087 808 5974 / 011 412 2878 Cell: 082 852 1860 email:


Follow up on charity donation Earlier this year the RPA held a Persian Carpet Auction/ Evening that included two carpets that auctioned in aid of charity. R7000 was raised for the Hillside Care Centre (an RPA member) and the centre’s founder, Sister Ronel Bondesio, said this money would go a long way to buying paint and for the centre and buying a few necessities. Local optometrist and RPA member, Jannus van der Molen bid on and bought both charity carpets. This month we give feedback on the Centre and on how the money was used. Hillside Care Centre “We bought paint for the interior and are busy painting the kitchen,” says Sister Ronel. “We used the bulk of the money to buy food for the Centre’s residents and also managed to buy some bookcases and much needed mosquito nets.”

Sister Ronel checks on a patient. The mosquito nets also protect the elderly and infirm from flies.

“We have between 20 to 40 people attending our movies nights and also receive a lot of support from the community,” says Ronel. “Often people drop off fruit, vegetables, tinned food, mattresses and blankets. I just wish there was more we could do to help more people who have no one to care for them. At least here they get lots of love and attention and medical care.”

The Centre caters for the elderly, homeless or mentally disabled who are unable to care for themselves. Patients who have undergone surgery or are ill and have no one to look after them while they recuperate, also make use of the Centre’s services. There are currently 17 patients/residents, but close to 40 people receive a cooked meal from the centre on a daily basis (children and adults from the surrounding community who are poverty stricken). Below is a typical ‘menu’ for residents: 06:00 - Tea and a rusk 08:00 - Juice, porridge, bread and protein. Coffee. 11:00 - Tea, coffee & biscuits 13:00 - Soup, a cooked meal (meat/chicken, rice & two vegetables. Dessert 4 x times per week, tea or coffee. 16:00 - Tea, coffee & biscuits 17:00 - Soup, protein and a sandwich and fruit 18:00 - Tea, coffee and night medication.

The Care Centre has an impressive collection of books to keep residents occupied. Some of the carpet auction donation went towards installing additional bookshelves

The facility is self sufficient and relies entirely on donations and income from residents (those who can afford to pay). Fund-raising is in the form of movie nights where a large sheet is erected outside (weather permitting) and supporters can watch two movies, receive a hot dog and cold drink for only R20. One movie and a hot dog and cold drink only costs R10.

Randfontein Publicity Association supports

The Centre’s Handyman, Eric de Lange paints the kitchen.

Anyone interested in assisting the Care Centre can contact Yvonne Engelbrecht on 083 505 0668 or 011 698 1678.

Caxton’s looklocal online news offers breaking news in your area, without having to wait a week before the next issue of the Randfontein Herald is delivered to your doorstep. looklocal has embraced the online trend and encourages feedback and interaction from readers. The news is immediate and focuses on local community news about events, entertainment, crime, schools, and municipal issues in Randfontein and Westonaria. Click on Randfontein/Westonaria in the drop-down menu at the top of the page

As events occur, Herald journalists complete the articles, load them on to the looklocal website so you can read them on the same day they were written.


A Town Like No Other “Randfontein is a unique town with a long history that dates back to the 1850‘s, though it only officially gained municipal status in 1929.” Read all about this town's fascinating history in a book published by the Randfontein Publicity Association to commemorate the town's 75th year (2004) an independent municipality. The book is available from the Publicity Association office at the Greenhills Sport Stadium in Homestead Avenue. Price: R100 Tel: 011 412 2878 or 087 808 5974.

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Part-time law student offers a unique and affordable House-sitting and Pet Care service on the West Rand so you can go on holiday comfortable in the knowledge that your home, belongings and animals are in the care of trustworthy and animal-loving caretaker.



58 Smuts Straat Randgate. Tel: 011 692 4732. Dienste sluit in: Immunisasie, gesinsbeplanning, wondsorg, MIV berading, tuisverpleging, kateterinplasings, blaas spoeling, sterwens begeleiding en algemene kliniek dienste. Slegs R30 per konsultasie.

‘n Uitstappie vir die hele gesin! Gelisensiëerde “Dutch Garden Café” Saterdag, 3 September. Vars produkte & eiers, plaasdiere, kinderspeelpark, verskeie kosstalletjies, kuns, handwerk en geskenke. Gelëe tussen Krugersdorp, Tarlton & Randfontein. Skakel Suzanne 072 842 5959 vir meer besonderhede.



Hilton Hamann Cell: 082 448 1077 or 011 416 1211 Weddings, portraits, special occasions, corporate functions. Studio or locations shots. 30 years international experience. Great prices and guaranteed quality.

Kits available from Con Joubert Bird Sanctuary, Wol Street Culemborg Park, Randfontein. Call Hettie: Tel: 082 341 1331 Bowl, sand, seed, instructions - only R40.


SCHEEPERS & LAAS ACCOUNTANTS cc If you’ve ever belonged to the Randfontein Community, be it school, university, business or otherwise, why not visit the Randfontein Community website and discover friends associates and colleagues from days gone by.

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SELF CATERING APARTMENT 9 Dumela Holiday Flat, Cnr Marine Drive and Manaba Beach Road, Manaba Beach, Margate Tel: +27 71 339-9684 (Alida) Fax: +27 86 665 6990 Stay in touch with your clients and staff members Website content, speech writing, newsletters, communiqués, press releases, compilation of opinion pieces and articles, copywriting, technical writing and copy editing. Call Joy on 082 852 1860 or email to



Dagboek 12 November vir ‘n oopmark by die voëlpark. Alle uitstallers is welkom, maar bespreek asb jou stalletjie vroeg want die kostes is laag! Ons sal volgende maand meer inligting gee ivm die kompetisie wat op dieselfde dag gebeur. Skakel Hettie 082 341 1331.

Friday, 2 September. Call Cheryl on 072 135 3645 for more info. Free entrance. Unveiling of renovations and introduction of menu. Put flowers in your hair and come and have fun the Irish way! Pub open from 13:00. Party starts at 19:00

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