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On Saturday 12 April, Johannesburg saw the annual Mrs South Africa CANSA Gala dinner, where the Top 24 finalists for 2014 were announced at Emperors Palace, the official host of Mrs South Africa. The finalists were revealed in all their glory at the event in aid of the pageant’s official charity, The Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA). The Top 55 semi-finalists started their journey at the beginning of March and have been helping (CANSA) as health and fundraising volunteers working with CANSA staff to provide care and support to those affected by cancer. In 2013 the pageant and their finalists raised over R300 000 for CANSA. The Top 24 breathtakingly beautiful finalists, who will be contending for the crown, are out to impress the 2014 Judges: Cindy Nell Roberts a former Miss South Africa and Principal Judge Simba Mhere, who is a Top Billing presenter. As well as Lourine Wannenburg – Owner of Eden moon productions, Marelize Steyn Earle – Former Mrs South Africa and Vuzi Zwane – Emperors
Palace Executive. This formidable panel judged the contestants based on criteria that they believe the Mrs South Africa 2014 winner should embody. “Traditionally the pageant world is portrayed as a superficial and a ‘beauty’ only orientated industry,” says Joani Johnson, CEO of Mrs South Africa. “Mrs South Africa is a pageant of substance. We look for real women, women who are wives, mothers, and homemakers. They are ambitious, successful and businesswomen. Mrs South Africa is an empowering organisation, giving women from all around the country an opportunity to make their mark.” The Grand Finale will be on 8 August, a month that celebrates women, at Emperors Palace where the new Mrs South Africa will be crowned. The night promises to deliver a glamorous affair that will celebrate all women from all walks of life.
TOP 24 FINALISTS AND CHANE DE COCK: The finalists with Mrs South Africa 2014 after the announcement was made.
tame TIMES would like to congratulate all the Top 24 finalists and we wish them all the success in the pageant.
GORGEOUS: Mrs South Africa 2014 and Lisa Katzke from tame TIMES at the Mrs South Africa 2014 Gala Dinner.
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16 April 2014
World Travel Awards: D’ oreale Grande Hotel
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STUNNING: The D’ oreale Grande Hotel at Emperors Palace The D’ oreale Grande Hotel at Emperors Palace has been nominated in the 21st annual 2014 World Travel Awards™ The World Travel Awards™ has nominated
the 5-star graded, Peermont D’oreale Grande, South Africa, as Africa’s Leading Casino Resort, with a second nomination for Africa’s Leading Hotel Suite for Livia’s Presidential Suite at the D’ oreale Grande. In an advert pertaining to tame TIMES, and in tame Times 5th The World year birthday editions, reference was made to tame TIMES having Travel Awards ‘over 3million readers” and “almost 3million readers are reached recognise, through out Ekurhuleni, City of Johannesburg, Limpopo, North acknowledge West and the Northern part of Gauteng”. and reward This statement should have been qualified by referring to the relevant excellence time period applicable i.e. “per month”. The tame team wishes to within the apologise should this have caused any misconception or confusion. travel, tourism Taking the exponential growth of tame TIMES into consideration, and and hospitality the roll-out of the tame Times titles which is planned, we wish one day industry to advise you, our readers and advertisers, that through your continuous worldwide. support and loyalty, we are indeed reaching millions per week. General
Manager Hotels and Resorts Operations at Emperors Palace, Mr Wayne Hill adds “2014 marks yet another important year for the resort as we receive our third international award nomination. We continuously work diligently to maintain service excellence, and our goal of superseding 2013’s achievements is within our grasps; that is what sets an international standard hotel apart from rest.” Founded in 1993, the awards now celebrate their 21st year anniversary and enjoy global recognition as the hallmark of quality and the benchmark to which all tourism and hospitality operators aspire. To vote for the D’ oreale Grande as Africa’s Leading Casino Resort or Africa’s Leading Hotel Suite, visit www.worldtravelawards.com/ vote until 17 May 2014.
tragedy. Now to get the obvious answers out of the way, remembering definitely affects us positively when one considers that just by remembering we can make sure such happenings never happen again. So we buy our tickets in time, arrive at the stadium ahead of time and we stay away if we do not have tickets for games. Is that just about correct? This is easy when dealing with the second issue, but when we remember Hani and many others who lost their lives fighting for the South Africa we now call home then things become slightly shifty. When Churchill said history would be kind to him, he indirectly revealed a trait of mankind. We will tell the story but only from a viewpoint which highlights points which make us look better or better yet in a manner which forces the receiver of the story to view us in a
positive light. I don’t particularly have a problem with this, if nothing else this mannerism encourages everyone to tell their story. What I do have a problem with is the shortage of an openminded story receiver, South Africa remains divided precisely because of this. I was driving somewhere during the week when I noticed one election poster which read “the SACP says Do it for Hani - Vote ANC,” and this got me thinking. What good will an ANC vote do for the memory of Chris Hani? Then the answer came to me - History favours those in power.
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History will be kind to me for I intend to write it - Winston Churchill Is there any value in history? Does remembering benefit us equally? These questions probably seem random I know, but that is only because you are not yet in my mind-space. Just to give a little background on what got me considering these questions, in the previous week as South Africans we remembered the death of Chris Hani in 1993 and we also remembered the 43 people who tragically passed away eleven years ago in what we today know as the Ellis Park
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Team building day: Brakpan cluster On 4 April the Brakpan Cluster stations participated in a Team Building day. Boksburg North, Boksburg, Reiger Park, Brakpan and Tsakane competed in a Potjiekos competition and games were played. The members and their commanders also participated in a mass aerobics session. The stations competed in sack races, tug of war, blindfolded soccer and volleyball. The games were set up and judged by Capitec Bank personnel. This deemed to be a lot of fun and everyone said that they had enjoyed the wonderful spirit at Carnival City Lapa. The Cluster Commander, Brigadier Wessie van der Westhuizen, handed over the prizes won in the different categories. The members afterwards enjoyed the Potjiekos and pot bread that was served to them.
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POTJIEKOS: Lieutenant Hannetjie Van Der Walt from Tsakane and a Capitic Bank representative judging one of the potjies.
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Dogs enjoy a great adventure The SPCA Adventure Walk is an event hosted by SPCA’s in the Ekurhuleni region twice a year. The most recent Adventure Walk was held on Saturday 5 April in Boksburg. The objective was to create public awareness around the SPCA brand. They SPCA uses these opportunities to educate and inform the public of challenges that the SPCA deal with on a daily basis. The SPCA also had a registered Veterinary Surgeon on site to assist the public with any questions that they might have. This also serves as an opportunity for supporters to donate small items and food for all the animals that the SPCA cares for on a daily basis.
FUN LOVING: Three of the canine participants with their owner.
The event was attended by close to 150 dogs and their owners. To raise funds a small entry fee was charged and food and soft drinks were on sale. All funds raised on the day will go directly to the animals in need.
GRATEFUL: Brakpan Cluster Commander Brigadier Wessie van der Westhuizen handing over a prize to Brakpan Station Commander Brigadier Monyatela.
Photos and more details on the event can be viewed on the SPCA Adventure Dog Walk Facebook page. For more information about the next Adventure Walk contact the organiser Ann Martin on 082 909 5612.
EXERCISE: Dogs and their owners enjoying excersize and fresh air.
PR Worx is top awarded agency at 2014 PRISA PRISM Awards Commitment to communications excellence and creativity ensured that public relations company PR Worx was the most awarded agency at the PRISA PRISM Awards with a total of four Gold Awards and top honours in the Publications category. This brings the firm’s total PRISM wins to 24 trophies in various categories over the past four years, which confirms PR Worx’s dedication to incorporating strategy, creativity and professionalism into all their communication campaigns. PR Worx received a gold award in the Community Relations category for the second year in a row for its corporate social investment initiative, DeskBags, and top honours for the online magazine Models and Pageantry South Africa in the Publications category. It is also Africa’s first electronic lifestyle publication that can be read in its entirety on Facebook or downloaded online
for free. “We regard public relations as a crucial business tool that engages a client’s target market regarding its products and services, ideas, philosophy and motivation. Innovation, creativity and determination make public relations effective – it is this criteria that form the foundation upon which we build all our campaigns,” says PR Worx managing director, Madelain Roscher. Roscher received the Lifetime Achievement Award for her knowledge of media relations, crisis communication and expertise in developing effective and high impact marketing communication strategies. In addition, her commitment to social upliftment through her corporate social investment initiative, DeskBags, ensured that the industry not only respects her PR expertise but honours her dedication to education. In addition to Roscher claiming the top honour
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Juffrou Jansies blink uit by kampioenskappe skitter ook in atletiek Hoërskool Dr EG Jansen se atlete het uitstekend gevaar by die onlangse SA Kampioenskappe. Baie geluk aan al hierdie atlete met hul prestasies.
Hoërskool Dr EG Jansen is baie trots op een van hul onderwyseresse en atletiekafrigter, mej. Anét Coetzee, wat die afgelope naweek in Pretoria aan die ASA atletiek kampioenskappe deelgeneem het. ATLEET VAN FORMAAT: Mej. Anét Coetzee het aan die 800m senior vroue deelgeneem.
Tiaan Steenkamp (O/19) Tweede – Hoogspring
Zandri Kruger (O/19) Sesde - Hoogspring
Simonay Weitz (O/15) Eerste in die 3000 meter Derde in die 1500 meter
Henco Doman Henco word deel van die SA Hoërskool O/19 Tennis-span wat na Skotland en die Verenigde Nasies gaan toer.
Chinique Joubert (O/15) Sesde - Hoogspring
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Brandon Menezes EG Jansen se eie Lem-atleet het by die SA Kampioenskappe vir gestremdes ‘n silwermedalje in die 100m vir seuns O/14 in 18.57 sek. los gehardloop. Die goue medalje het hy vir sy wensprong van 2.88m in die verspring vir seuns O/14 verower.
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The show must go on
GLAMOUROUS: The ladies learning to belly dance.
The lovely ladies of the East Rand Business Women Forum (ERBW) were at Birchwood on Wednesday for their monthly get together to network and to take some quality “me” time out of their busy schedules. The beautiful and talented Tarryn Rego, a 26-year-old natural beauty and also the founder of Hizi-Hizi, treated the ladies to a display of belly dancing. It was stunning to see Rego dance and everyone appreciated the skill and practice required to be an expert. Rego shared with the ladies how she balances her career as a chemical engineer with her passion for dancing, especially belly dancing. She mentioned that she has applied “The show must go on” to every facet of her life and encouraged the audience to go make their lives happen no matter how they are feeling. The audience had loads of fun trying out their belly dancing skills as Rego taught them a few basics. Hizi Hizi is a group of belly dancers who get together to train on Saturdays. They perform at a lot of charity events and fêtes. “I’ve been a hiphop-, latin-, tap- and modern dancer since I’ve been four years old and added belly dancing to my list of skills at age 11. It was my mother Leslie who introduced me to this form of dance,” said Rego. After a visit to Egypt, she fell in love with belly dancing and years later I decided to give it a try. I have a natural talent and passion for this dance form and found a
Fighting crime together
Park, Atlasville in housebreakings in Impala Due to a noticeable increase se suburbs. on has been conducted in the and Witfield, a special operati , Lt. Colonel mander Colonel Sam Makama The Boksburg North Station Com Tsakane SAPS us Masiye and members of the Albert Chauke, Lt. Colonel Juli patrols in the areas. Patrollers performed organised mand of Colonel areas and were under the com the ugh They patrolled on foot thro during the times they They were making a difference Sam Makama and his team. community and being our eyes and ears in the patrolled. These members are ring their duties to ntee volu are y e together. The contribute in fighting against crim the SAPS for the community.
Crime briefs: Boksburg North Police Station The following arrests were made during the week:
Photos courtesy of VTift Photography love and fulfilment in performing it. Happy, laughing ladies then enjoyed a delicious lunch catered by Birchwood. ERBW was once again proud to assist Birchwood with their support of Ukajede by collecting shoes for young children as well as donating money to this worthy cause. ERBW would love for you to come and join them at Birchwood on the second Wednesday morning of every month. Please contact Colleen Qvist 082 550 3568 for more details.
Fraud : 3 Shoplifting: 17 Theft : 7 Possession of stolen vehicle: 1 N.R.T.A. : 2 Driving under influence : 2 Undocumented persons : 17 Contempt of court :1
Possession illegal substance : 4 Theft of cars : 1 Other : 6 Domestic violence assault : 2
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Tribute to the Bee Gees Bee Gees admirers can relive the energetic pop trio from 4 to 26 April 2014 at the Odeon Showbar at Emperors Palace. Local performers, Mark Richardson, Luciano Zuppa and Paul Buckby have collaborated to replicate the greatest Bee Gees hits for The Bee Gees Tribute Show. Bee Gees brothers Barry, Robin, and Maurice Gibb rocked the 1960s and early 1970s, and dominated the disco music era in the late 1970s. They topped the music charts with greatest hits, such as “Stayin’ Alive”, “Night Fever”, and their beautifully harmonised ballads “Massachusetts” and “I started a joke”, to name a few. The Bee Gees Tribute Show covers a range of their hits from both the earlier days, as well as the upbeat and flashy disco era. The intimate showbar ensures that the audience forms part of the interactive show; the singers frequently dance in between tables and they are not shy to pull you up onto your feet to disco rock with them. Bee Gees fans can look forward to a very colourful, energetic and glittery evening filled with beautiful showgirls and disco balls. A few of the audience favourites so far include: “Tragedy”, “More than a woman”, “How deep
is your love”, “Stayin’ Alive” and “You should be dancing”. The tribute trio accurately imitated the famous high-pitched vibrato lead vocals, as well as the three-part tight harmonies and the Barry Gibb’s signature falsetto notes reminiscent of the late 1970s and 1980s. According to an article on the Emperors Palace website; “‘Night fever’ with the month long Bee Gees Tribute Show”, Paul Buckby said that they decided to take on the Bee Gees not as an attempt to replace them, but to celebrate their talent and legacy: “Barry Gibb once said that the Bee Gees would like to be remembered for their music long after they had gone. So we are ot trying to fill the shoes of the Bee Gees; we’re just lifting our hats!” The Bee Gees Tribute Show will run until 26 April at the Odeon Showbar at Emperors Palace. Performances take place every Friday and Saturday night at 20:00. Tickets cost R80 per person and can be purchased at the door; Winners Circle members qualify for discounts. Groups can pre-book booths for up to five people for R400. Book your tickets through Emperors Palace Box Office on 011 928 1297/1213, or at www.emperorspalace. com and www.computicket.com.
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11 days of action-packed family fun South Africa’s biggest consumer show, Rand Show, is gearing up for another bumper entertainment extravaganza. Get ready for 11 action-packed days of family fun because it’s showtime. Masses of performers are gathering to bring 11 days of magic, excitement and fun to the stages, arenas and halls of this year’s Rand Show. There are stunt-car drivers flying in from Italy, and a winter wonderland of snow with South Africa’s longest-ever indoor ice toboggan slide being trucked up from Cape Town. The world’s most recognisable science geek – the Naked Scientist – has already booked his ticket out of London, while South Africa’s strongest men are getting pumped for a qualifier of epic proportions. Some of Mzansi’s best-loved artists and groups are tuning up for their stage appearances, and the military is going through its paces to ensure its tactical displays leave audiences gasping, while some of SA’s top chefs are sharpening their knives for displays of culinary flare in the SA C h e f s Theatre. And lining up behind them are magicians, gymnasts, animal trainers, funfairride operators all coming together to create a world of entertainment choice, with something t o excite and delight every member of the family
THE RAND SHOW DATES: From Friday 18 April to Monday 28 April, SHOW HOURS: Gates open daily at 9:00. Ticketing booths into the showground’s close at 18:00, although the show closes at 19:00. VENUE: Johannesburg Expo Centre, Rand Show Road, Nasrec. (GPS – S26°14.810’ E27°68.695’) TICKETS: R100 for adults, R50 for pensioners over 65, R50 for teens aged 13-16, R20 for kids aged 6 to 12, and FREE for children under six. Tickets are available at the gate or through Computicket. (There is no surcharge on Computicket tickets.) VALUE: Tickets give visitors free entry to the majority of the Rand Show’s top attractions. TOP ATTRACTIONS: The Naked Scientist; SNOW Time, the Rand Show’s winter wonderland of snow; The Pit Bull International Xtreme Motor Show; SA’s Strongest Man Qualifier; Theuns Jordaan, Swing City, Dozi and Tokyo Groove, plus many more in concert on the Showtime Stage; the SA Chefs Theatre; tactical military displays and exhibits; the Animal Kingdom with bird and snake shows and more; and playtime for kids in Tumble Town.
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the Singles Tour with R. Kelly, and also toured the USA with her Beautiful Surprise Tour. EVENT Tamia – Beautiful Surprise Tour DATES Sunday 27 April 2014 TIMES 20h00 VENUES Big Top Arena, Carnival City TICKETS From R290 to R1 000. Booking at Computicket.
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Canadian soul songstress Tamia Hill will bring her Beautiful Surprise Tour to South Africa,when she performs at the Carnival City Big Top Arena on Sunday, 27 April. Tamia’s sultry voice and five-octave range have already garnered six Grammy nominations for her. She enjoys singing songs that have a good story to tell and for this, her third visit to South Africa, she will be armed with songs from her latest album, Beautiful Surprise as well as some of her nostalgic earlier hits. In Beautiful Surprise, Tamia explores various music genres, blending her special passion with each style and making them her own. The album is both diverse and soulful. At the 2013 Grammy Awards, Tamia was nominated for Best R&B song and Best R&B Album. During 2013 she co-headlined
Get ready for The Amazing Spider-Man 2 We’ve always known that Spider-Man’s most important battle has been within himself: the struggle between the ordinary obligations of Peter Parker and the extraordinary responsibilities of SpiderMan. But in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Peter Parker finds that a greater conflict lies ahead. It’s great to be Spider-Man (Andrew Garfield). For Peter Parker, there’s no feeling quite like swinging between skyscrapers, embracing being the hero, and spending time
with Gwen (Emma Stone). But being SpiderMan comes at a price: only Spider-Man can protect his fellow New Yorkers from the formidable villains that threaten the city. With the emergence of Electro (Jamie Foxx), Peter must confront a foe far more powerful than he. And as his old friend, Harry Osborn (Dane DeHaan), returns, Peter comes to realise that all of his enemies have one thing in common: OsCorp. Release date in SA: 25 April
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The 2014 Indian IPL
FIGHTING TO THE TOP: Sbusiso Zingange not backing down against his opponent, Nkosinathi Ntshangase. Amateur lightweight boxer Sbusiso Zingange from Boksburg dominated the Balance Rhythm Dedication Boxing Promotions tournament on Thursday 10 April at Gold Reef City Casino. Zingange fought relentlessly to achieve the highest amateur boxer score at the tournament; an impressive 60 to 53 win. This was Zingange’s fifth tournament fight, and so far he is unbeatable. As soon as Zingange and his competitor, Nkosinathi Ntshangase, locked horns in the boxing ring, all the spectators were circling the crate with anticipation. Zingange struggled through the first three rounds, and his opponent, who already had fourteen fights under his belt, seemed to have the upper hand. Zingange, VICTORY: Sbusiso Zingange and his proud boxing coach. however, surprised everyone when
he dropped Ntshange unexpectedly in the fourth round, after which the last two were spent merely improving his winning score. “The first two rounds were difficult. I pushed and pushed. After four rounds I saw that this was my fight,” the proud victor said. Zingange intends to continue his winning streak all the way to nationals. Boxing South Africa CEO, Lousa Mcha, also attended the tournament and expressed his delight to see the support for future champions, such as Zingange, in the making: “The fights were evenly matched. It’s a good sign to see a lot of boys on their way up. This is a good opportunity for people to come and appreciate boxing. I hope BRD will carry on doing what they do,” Mcha said.
Time trial results 2km 1. Cindy Ferreira (NC) 07:44; 2 Lanae Marais (Jnr) (BOKS) 09:59; 3 Sharon Arbuckle (NC) 10:45; 4 Eugene Els (NC) 11:47; 5 Charne Els (NC) 12:31; 6 Sharon Arbuckle (NC) 13:53; 7 Tracy Jordaan (NC) 17:48; 8 Madelein Oberholzer (NC) 17:48. 4km 1.Darren Arbuckle (NC) 15:42; 2 Michael De Beer (BenHigh) 16:27; 3 Tiaan Marais (Jnr) (BOKS) 17:11; 4 Dionne Krieger (Jnr) (NBKempies) 18:07; 5 Moji Mokobori (Rainb) 19:44; 6 Victor Ferreira (NC) 20:16; 7 Kwena Poopedi (NC) 20:16; 8 Don
Stevens (NC) 20:16; 9 Ockie Schoeman (MAD) 20:41; 10 Thato Sakoane (Rainb) 21:10 8km 1. Donald Mashamaite (MAD) 26:38; 2 Samual Mmbengeni (MAD) 28:36; 3 Tshepo Mahlatsi (MAD) 29:42; 4 Eugene van der Westhuizen (Compress) 30:05; 5 Thabo Modise (BOKS) 30:31; 6 Wayne McBowles (P.B.) (BOKS) 31:59; 7 Rudolf Oberholzer (BOKS) 31:59; 8 Jan van der Linde (BOKS) 34:02; 9 Adam Meyer (Jnr) (P.B.) 35:17; 10 Jannie Heath (BOKS) 36:00
It is that time of the year again, when we are entertained with the Indian T20 Premier League, which involves all of the big hitting batsmen in the game from around the world. I say big hitting batsmen, as this is what has made this tournament the success it is. The tournament will start in Dubai tomorrow and end in India on the 1st of June due to the elections in India. Since it’s inception in 2008, it must be said that the batsmen have far out weighed the bowlers, in terms of results. The hitting of boundaries wether they are four’s or sixes is what has brought the Iikes of the Chennai Super Kings and KKR in the past as the the eventual winners. The IPL is pretty much a hit and a miss if you are a bowler, as you need the luck that goes with this format in hoping that the batsmen miss hit a few. The ICC sanctioned festival of cricket brings together the best of the best when the teams try and set the highest run rates possible. The Overseas players that represent the individual franchises play a huge and responsible role when it comes to the bragging rights in India with the locals. The Chennai Super Kings are two time winners of this title, with Indian skipper MS Dhoni, Dwayne Bravo, Brendon McCullum and our own FAF DuPlessis, would seem to have the balance and experience to win a third title. However, there are a couple of other teams that will surely come close. Gary Kirsten is the new Delhi Daredevils coach and has the services of Quinton De Kock, JP Duminy and Kevin Pietersen who will hopefully challenge Dhoni and co. Other contenders for the title should come from Mumbai Indians who have ‘Mr Cricket’ in Michael Hussey, Rohit Sharma and Lasith Malinga, as well as the Royal Challengers Bangalore boasting the brilliant Virat Kohli, AB De Villiers and Chris Gayle. It should be a fantastic spectacle of cricket in it’s own right. My bet is that Dhoni and his Super Kings will grab a third title.