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   CANSA Shavathon is one of South Africa’s best -loved events in support of a very worthy cause, namely showing solidarity with those affected by cancer. Losing one’s hair is a common side-effect of cancer therapy – so shaving your head has become a symbolic gesture of support for cancer survivors.

Colouring your hair or paying a Bail Out Fee have become options for those who prefer not to shave, or who can’t shave on the day. For those who like to be actively engaged and to make a difference, Shavathon embraces volunteers. Their support is invaluable.

2014 was the 11th national CANSA Shavathon, independently managed by CANSA staff and volunteers. 784 Shavathons were organised, made up of 274 work places, of which CAI was one, 200 schools, 10 sporting events, 285 malls and 15 other organisations.

Out in the field were, 79 269 thousand cans of spray, 1 318 Wahl Clippers, 5142 stencils, 947 capes, 818 bibs, 6000 posters and a whopping 53 090 CANSA wraps, and 10915 UV wraps. See below how the shavathon grew from strength to strength in the last 10 years.

CAI had its 3rd golf day on 11 April 2014 at the Blue Valley Golf Estate and albeit that we again had a full field of some 120 players. The cocktail party was attended by 180 guests. Judging by the mails of appreciation for being invited to the golf day and cocktail party it can be concluded it was a hugely successful day. It was decided this year to support the and a donation of R 60 000-00 was made to the charity. Not only do we need to thank Aaltjie and the CAI team for being involved with this great day a special thanks was also extended to the sponsors whom contributed to make this day possible. In the line up for the prizes it was reassuring to see not to many CAI engineers in the top listing, meaning that they are too busy on projects to attend to their handicaps. A special thanks is therefore again extended to all of those involved in the golf day and manning our T-box ensuring al the players had a few shooters as well as all of those whom participated in making it such a success.

Above: Liza, Aaltjie and Dave getting ready for the day.

We are sure many relationships with clients had been renewed as the golf day always afford us the opportunity to interact with our most valued clients on a social basis.

Left: An army of Golf carts ready for the Golfers

Below: Sarel Crause (blue shirt) and then we have guests form Beka Lighting who was a sponsor – Mark Phillips, Jorge da Silva, Andre Kruger, Gerhardt Schmidt

Kevin hit ball for bananas??? No For

Above: From Left to Right: Shephard Shoniwa – Egoligas, Mike van Rooyen – Group 5, Chris Leeson – CAI, Howard Rauff - Nedbank

Below: Looks like a Not sure, but whatever it is… JUST DO IT.

Nice Shot Kevin!!!

Right: The “Boss”, Hanlie Meyer (left) and Noxi (middle)

February Lebo


Louis Wanda

Marius Nel

May Thando Marius v.d. S




July Christine Eon



April Eureka Hans



Aaltjie Chris


Wynand Nicolas Stephen Petrus

Baby Eduan Meyer was born on 13 April 2014 at 08h28. Weighing only 1.024 kg, with a length of 36cm, baby Eduan is his Mommy Arina, Harry’s daughter inlaw, and Daddy, Harry Jr.’s pride and joy.

Above: Proud Grandpa Harry Meyer

Eduan needs to gain some weight before he can go home but he is healthy and strong and the doctors are all happy with his progress.

Above: Eduan’s tiny little hand on Daddy’s fingertip.

Born on the 28th of March 2014, the Brand family welcomes baby Sofia. Sofia has an older brother Izak who will be the “protector” of his baby sister. Weight : 3.19kg

Eureka went in on the 27th of September 2013 to give birth via c-section to baby Bertram. From the spinal injection to numb the lower part of the body, the spinal, to where Bertram was actually born, took about 30 min or so. Baby B was a healthy 3.535kg with the coolest hair a new born can have… all bed head.

Eureka has been back since the start of February and can’t believe that she is now the proud “owner” of a 7 month old “RUG RAT”

Nancy Labuscagne, started with CAI early 2014. She is a professional Accountant and is registerd with SAIPA board of accountants. Her husband Conrad is an AME… An aircraft Maintenance Engineer They have a little princess, Lee-ann, who is the light of their life.

They love spending time together as a family and enjoy life to the fullest. Nancy and her hubby, better known as Lappies, are real “boks for sports” as can be seen in the “dress up” photo on the right. Conrad and Nancy feel blessed with her getting the position at CAI and she is enjoying the new venture.

Louis and Alicia got married since they have last been mentioned in our news letter. Louis proposed in Central Park, New York in the heart of the winter. Alicia is a grade 3 teacher and loves working with the little ones. They celebrated this beautiful day with family and friends as well as some colleagues, on the 16th of December 2013. They painted Lamberts Bay red and everyone was tired by the time the wedding day arrived. Needless to say the day was perfect., the bride stunningly beautiful, Louis was all handsome in his suit and everyone had a great time. Louis and Alicia spent their honeymoon in Mauritius. A nice tropical getaway

Above: Nancy, Lee-ann and Conrad

Kim tied the knot at a “All White” wedding on the 26th of September 2013. It was a beautiful garden wedding held at the The Koi Farm Walkerville. Kaylen Trompetter (the now husband) decided after knowing Kim for about 6 years it is time to propose to her …

“Where and when??” you might ask….

In hospital on Christmas Day… A true romantic he is.

Portside— Cape Town’s Tallest Building Strategically located within the city centre and incorporating an innovative, integrated green design approach, the elegant Portside building features over 52000m² of prime AAA office space. Portside is perfectly positioned at the very heart of Cape Town’s city centre. Occupying an entire city block, the building is bordered by Buitengracht, Hans Strijdom, Bree and Mechau streets on the edge of the emerging financial Foreshore district. With spectacular, panoramic

views of the city, port, iconic Table Mountain and the Atlantic seaboard, Portside is conveniently close to the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront, Cape Town International Convention Centre and Cape Town International Airport. This prime location offers swift access to all inner-city and bordering commercial areas, with its landmark address being both prestigious and easy to locate. At a 139m high, Portside will be the tallest building in Cape Town.

Tall Green and Healthy... A key consideration, throughout the entire design and construction process of the Portside building, has been to ensure that the project successfully incorporates green building principles in order to achieve a 4-Green Star SA Office rating as administered by the Green Building Council of SA (GBCSA). The 4-Green Star rating will place the Portside in a select group of the most sustainable buildings to date in South Africa. In order to successfully construct an efficient, sustainable green building, a well-integrated design approach

needed to be adopted; and Old Mutual, First Rand Bank and the architectural and construction teams were all committed to this methodology.

Throughout the design stages and during construction, the incorporation of green building principles was monitored and evaluated to ensure the successful achievement of Portside’s Green Star SA Office rating– which will ultimately showcase innovative green design in South Africa, create an exceptionally healthy working en-

vironment and practically demonstrate sustainable design for Cape Town.

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