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Things to do in Midrand, Sandton, Centurion, the East Rand, West Rand. Community information Directory for Johannesburg South Africa. Ongoing activities, community events, family entertainment venues & weekend entertainment in Kyalami, Carlswald, Halfway House, Midridge, Vorna Valley, Glen Austin, Crowthorne, San Ridge, Noordwyk, Randjesfontein and the greater Midrand area at large. Submit your ongoing Events & Happenings
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14:59:43 2012-07-23: President Jacob Zuma has lauded the anonymous tip-off service, Crime Line for its contribution in the fight against crime in South Africa. Zuma was speaking after cutting the Crime Line 5th Anniversary cake ahead of an interview on Talk Radio 702 / 567 Cape Talk in Johannesburg this morning. Zuma said: “I appreciate this joint venture, which is absolutely important for our society. As you know crime is our number one enemy and I know that at times people misunderstand this, because we are one country that is fighting crime, therefore the crime in South is reported more than in any other country.”
2012-07-16 15:28:32 Special Happy Birthday song for Tata Madiba’s 94th Birthday! Millions of South Africans including prominent artists, sport personalities, corporates as well local and international media, will kick off this year’s International Mandela Day on Wednesday, July 18, in song. Last month a special Happy Birthday video for the former President was launched at the Nelson Mandela Foundation.LEAD SA in partnership with the Department of Basic Education and the Nelson Mandela Foundation supported by Shout, Brand SA and Proudly South African are spearheading the initiative.
12:41:12 2012-07-13 Lead SA and SASCOC supported by the Department of Sport and Recreation will be hosting a send-off for Team SA on Thursday, July 19 at OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg as they head for the London 2012 Olympic Games. Lead SA said: “We call on citizens to come out in their numbers and bid our champions good luck and farewell as they prepare to take on the world.
18:38:34 2012-07-11- LEAD SA has welcomed the resignation of Gauteng Housing MEC, Humphrey Mmemezi. The controversial politician resigned today following a series of articles in The Star which included allegations that he bought a painting using a government credit card, and that he allegedly inflated his daughter’s salary while he was HR manager with the Mogale City municipality.
Tuesday, 10 July 2012 - Minister in the Presidency, Trevor Manuel says “active citizenship produces results” and is vital in the fight against crime. The Minister was speaking during Crime Line’s 5th Anniversary celebrations held at Montecasino, Johannesburg this morning. With a new look and renewed commitment to the fight against crime, Crime Line celebrated its birthday with over 3 000 arrests and over R40-million in seizures. The arrests include 21 of South Africa’s most wanted criminals.
If not everyday, then at least every week I hear something to the effect of "Oh, I advertise with so and so or so and so." And I am talking web advertising and marketing here. How many businesses market themselves through an online publishing house or directory because of the name/brand? And what are they actually getting in return. And here's my gripe :-) 3 years ago I started looking at ways to reduce annual costs for my members with Oink Midrand. I've done that by over 50%. I did that simply by giving business what they were paying for! Although some clients may tell you I go a bit further than that. Anyhow, in that statement I make another. And that is : Web Developers are not always telling you what you need to know" .. and this is where comparative advertising comes into my mind.
2011-05-28 - Copper/Cable Thieves Target Electricity Pillar Boxes - President Park, Midrand
It would appear that with new technology defeating cable and copper thieves, criminals have turned to breaking open electricity pillar boxes and cutting the copper wires. More than this it is being done on open roads where there is lots of traffic. President Park in Midrand has long been the victim of telephone/communication interruptions due to copper thieves and it seems that residents need to prepare for electricity outages due to theft as experienced today by residents and businesses on Modderfontein Road. Read on for more and images of the crime scene.
17:20:36 - 2011-01-14 I've been saying this for a while now, but in 2011 Cell C, MTN, Virgin Networks are appearing far more likely for me. No matter where I am in South Africa, whether in Cape Town, KwaZulu-Natal, Midrand in Johannesburg or anywhere, I have always had these issues with Vodacom. Vodacom just has too many issues. The new website also sends a user from pillar to post to ensure they generate as many hits and page views as possible before the user actually accesses their accounts or e-mail. It's absurd and the consumer must start talking out about the total rip off that they (Vodacom) have become. We are not all stupid and the wool can pulled over our eyes only for so long. Please read on for more information. I'll say it again. Being best (if they really truly are) does not mean that you're actually any good at all.
New! A Coastal information Directory of telephone numbers, contact information & a list of businesses, branches, services, shops, stores & companies in or near the Durban South Coast of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. All businesses are listed in alphabetical order. Registering on the Durban South Coast Business Directory and your dedicated area telephone directory carries a once off fee of R100 per annum. Your KZN South Coast Phone Book. Shopping in 2010 made easy. From Amanzimtoti, Warner Beach, Winklespruit, Port Shepstone, Margate & Hibberdene etc to Leisure Bay & Port Edward.
Jobs / employment available through Ingqubeko HR Solutions. Contact Inqubeko HR Solutions for all your employment agency requirements, jobs offered, jobs wanted etcetera. Ingqubeko is located in Midrand, Gauteng South Africa. Click on Ingqubeko HR Soulutions for all contact details and more information on Ingqubeko's Human Resorce services. Please submit your CV to REMOVED. Please visit again periodically as we update the availability of jobs and employment positions as they become available.
FIRST TIME IN SOUTH AFRICA, THE PHENOMENAL FLYING FOOTWORK OF THE ORIGINAL RIVERDANCE ON STAGE IN 2011- Presented by Classic FM, 567 CapeTalk and MNET. Of all the performances to emerge from Ireland – in rock, music, theatre and film – nothing has carried the energy, the sensuality and the spectacle of Riverdance. Early 2011 sees this enormous production of no less than 65 cast and crew featuring the remarkable Riverdance Irish Dance Troupe and a spectacular array of talent from Spain, Russia and America grace the stages of The Teatro at Montecasino, Johannesburg from Tuesday, 25 January 2011 to Sunday, 06 February 2011 and Cape Town’s Grand Arena at GrandWest Casino for just six shows from Thursday, 24 February to Sunday, 27 February 2011
2010-05-10 19:04:36 I noted only a few minutes that Twitter seems to have malfunctioned. Twitter users across the world bombarded the Social Networking site with queries. The #Twitter hash tag was used thousands of times within minutes and it would appear that users who were being followed and who follow others may have to refollow and vica versa. On the other hand it could be a slight technical glitch which causes a quick panic and then is sorted. Could it be Twitter itself? I saw the question asked on the net. No, I can't believe that, it would just amount to seriously and unforgiveably bad PR. Something has gone amiss. Let's just hope that Twitter sorts it out without too much further ado. Gotta admit, I quite like the Tweet thang myself - Craig Nuttley
17:18:18 2010-04-21 ‘HUGELY’ POPULAR INTERNATIONAL JAZZ MASTER AND LOCAL LEGEND, HUGH MASEKELA RETURNS TO ENTHRALL AUDIENCES AT THE TEATRO Not to be missed performances between Soccer World Cup Semi-finals and Finals. As legendary as he is, so too are the legendary performances by international jazz icon and all-time favourite South African musician, composer and bandleader Hugh Masekela, fondly known locally as ‘Bra Hugh”. Hailed around the world for his talented performances and collaborations with the likes of Paul Simon, Simply Red, Bob Marley and Stevie Wonder, trumpeter and flugelhorn master, Hugh Masekela returns to The Teatro at Montecasino for two concerts only, presented in association with Kaya FM 95.9, on Thursday, 8 July and Friday, 9 July 2010 commencing at 20h00.
19:27:01 2010-04-20 Showtime Management and 94.7 Highveld Stereo by arrangement with Flying Music and Key Concerts present: ‘THRILLER LIVE’ CELEBRATES THE UNDISPUTED KING OF POP “The sheer majesty of the musical performance will ensure that this MJ-homage will surpass Queen and Abba as West End staples” BRITISH THEATRE GUIDE “This theatrical extravaganza is a breathtaking celebration – QUITE LITERALLY, THRILLING!” EVENING STANDARD “It’s not a show, or a musical, it’s a concert. But as a concert it’s very good theatre, a total blast …” WHAT’S ON STAGE “For Jackson fans, you can’t BEAT IT!” EVENING STANDARD “Enjoy the nostalgia and the legacy MJ has given the world and celebrate the magic of Motown in all its glory! Spellbinding stuff!” - BLUES ‘N SOUL
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22:31:01 2010-04-17 With each passing moment the competition to grab search engine users attention is getting stiffer. All company is trying to direct web traffic to their websites by hook or crook. The most dependable method to get high web traffic is SEO service or search engine optimization service. Its application is increasing day by day. Search engine optimization service is the hottest topic in web world nowadays. Millions of persons are associated with this process which is nothing but online marketing. When search engine optimization service was in its nascent stage, many unfair methods or tricks were followed to gain high traffic. Gradually search engine users came to the knowledge of this illegal method and took much needed remedial steps. They set a code of conduct for those who are trying to receive greater web traffic. If some website violates this code of conduct they would simply be blacklisted and consequently wiped out of the search engines. Google is very much strict in this case among all search engine users. In fact it is Google that is the centre of all search engine optimization services.
Eight (8) Towns of the KwaZulu-Natal South Coast. Nuts will be visiting each Town listed here and almost every Town from Amanzimtoti to Port Edward on a Scooter from the end of May 2010. This in preparation for the new Oink South Coast franchise which we expect to be up and running within the next 3 months. The KZN South Coast Town by Town Blog will be updated from the end of May 2010. To keep updated with new posts visit the website and subscribe to the blog. The South Coast of Durban is a jewel spotted with interesting, fun and relaxed places to go and things to do. The Oink South Coast Business Directory will be very much along the same lines as Oink Midrand, but will be built with a South Coast Notice Board which can be utilised by the browsers visiting the Oink South Coast site. We are looking to apply this as a feature of all future Oink Directories which give information on all business categories, accommodation, restaurants and kitchen closing times, community news, events, what's happening etc.
18:05:20 2010-04-14 "BEAUTIFUL CREATURES” COME TO LIFE ON STAGE AT THE TEATRO - The wonderful, much loved Beautiful Creatures characters come to life in a full stage production at The Teatro at Montecasino these winter school holidays. Mums and dads, treat the whole family to the magic of Beautiful Creatures from Friday, 18 June 2010 to Sunday, 04 July 2010. This hour long show features the endearing Imvubu the happiest hippo and his special friends including Mafutha the elephant, Harry the hungry Hadeda, Lucas the lazy lion, Morris the monkey and Roddy Rhino who just love it when children join them by singing along to the popular songs from the ‘Beautiful Creatures’ music CD series, ‘Beautiful Creatures’ ‘More Beautiful Creatures’, ‘Even More Beautiful Creatures’, ‘Beautiful Bedtime’ and ‘Beautiful Me’. As schools are taking a unprecedented 4-week vacation over the Soccer World Cup, ‘Beautiful Creatures’ and a visit to Montecasino is the perfect outing to create happiness for the whole family.
Statement by the South African Institute of Race Relations on the ramifications of the killing of Eugène Terre'Blanche. The Institute desisted from issuing a statement in the immediate aftermath of the killing of Mr Terre'Blanche in order to first gauge the broader social, political, and international reaction to the killing. The Institute is now in a position to make the following points.
16:36:30 2010-03-16Talk Radio 702 has successfully facilitated discussions to ensure the safety of paramedics in Gauteng. This follows the recent attack and rape of a paramedic in Roodepoort on the night of March 6. The paramedics were responding to a call in Durban Deep to help a toddler who had been burnt when they were attacked. After the incident, Talk Radio 702 was inundated with calls from listeners reacting in horror. The radio station also received calls from paramedics who said that they often feared for their lives when on duty.
SECTOR 2 AREAS for the Midrand Area in the Gauteng Province of South Africa Include Carlswald, Halfway Gardens, Kyalami Estate, Vorna Valley and Waterfall Estate. Read more on Midrand Police Services Sector 2 Operational Plan for 2010.
Batho Pele is a Sesotho phrase meaning “People First”, committing the public service to serve all the people of South Africa. The Batho Pele values and Principles underpin the country’s Coat of Arms. On the 1st of October 1997, the public service embarked on a Batho Pele campaign aimed at improving service delivery to the public.
SAPS Midrand shall ensure that, we use all existing legislation, specific strategies and tactics to deal with criminals because they treat our constitution and all other laws, our society, our cultures, our religious beliefs, our traditions and customs, our property and our people with complete contempt. It is for that reason that they commit crimes mistakenly thinking and acting out their erroneous thinking that they will commit crimes and get away with it. When a criminal commits a crime remember that someone in the community knows about it and we want that information from you as the community.
16:05:48 - 2010-03-12 - Thousands of rands of drugs have been seized and scores of arrests have been made following a series of swoops on drug dealers, peddlers and users as a result of tip-offs to Crime Line. Police also arrested two drug dealers who were targeting school children. Crime Line encourages the public to blow the whistle on crime by sending anonymous tip-offs via sms to 32211 or via their website, www.crimeline.co.za. These tip offs are sent directly to the police who act on them. “Many of the tip-offs relate to drugs, which comes as no surprise to the authorities as drugs are a major problem in our communities,” said Head of Crime Line, Yusuf Abramjee. “It is also encouraging to see that information on other crimes is increasingly coming in."
From the Shaolin temple in China’s Henan province the fabled ‘Shaolin Monks’ are making an exciting return to South Africa to demonstrate their authentic martial arts expertise in an awe-inspiring performance ‘Wheel of Life’. Presented by e.TV and Kaya FM, this phenomenal display of theatre and physical prowess for a limited period only at The Teatro at Montecasino, Johannesburg between 9th to 22nd March 2010.
‘A remarkable show called Wheel of Life which looks likely to do for Shaolin Kung Fu what Riverdance did for Irish dancing’ - Evening Standard
“All You Got To Do Is Dream” SA PRODUCER LOOKING TO DISCOVER SA’s DREAMGIRLS AND GUYS FOR SENSATIONAL NEW SMASH HIT MUSICAL
Recently on stage at Harlem’s world famous Apollo Theatre in New York City and now touring the USA, a brand new, sensational stage production of DREAMGIRLS comes to South Africa, opening at the Teatro at Montecasino in March 2011 and Artscape, Cape Town in June 2011.
AUDITIONS FOR SA¹S DREAMGIRLS AND GUYS TO STAR IN SENSATIONAL NEW STAGE PRODUCTION OF DREAMGIRLS Left: EFFIE (Moya Angela), DEENA (Syesha Mercado) and LORRELL (Adrienne Warren) in DREAMGIRLS, currently touring the USA. Photo: Joan Marcus
2010-01-28. Crime Line Press Release - As a celebration of the men and women in blue who go beyond the call of duty, Crime Line, the South African Police and Pick n Pay honoured their Star of the Stars for 2009 during an awards function at Primedia House, Sandton. The Star of the Stars initiative was conceptualised by 94.7 Highveld Stereo presenter, Jeremy Mansfield as a way of recognizing the great work being done by many SAPS officers on the street. It was launched during National Police Week in January 2009 and one year on, the first overall winner was announced on Thursday 28th January 2010.
19:18:48 2010-01-26 Midrand San Ridge Square. A man wearing a wig and what he claimed to be and what appeared to be a bomb strapped around his chest walked into the Standard Bank at San Ridge Square,and demanded money. He apparently made threats against the branch and the staff managed to set off an alarm.while handing over money. The man walked out of the bank, followed by, according to an eye-witness, shouts of warning about a bomb. The rapid response of the Midrand Police enabled them to encounter the man in the parking lot.
Government Gazette - REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA - Vol. 495 Cape Town 7 September 2006 No. 29198 THE PRESIDENCY - No. 894 7 September 2006. It is hereby notified that the President has assented to the following Act, which is hereby published for general information:– No. 11 of 2006: 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa Special Measures Act, 2006.
20:23:19 - 22 January 2010. There is a gang of killers on the loose in Midrand and I have started counting the number of white people who are making headlines through the loss of their lives. I haven't started counting because I am a racist, so get that thought out of your mind. I cannot give you statistics as I have not researched this issue, but how can the frequency be ignored. It grabs the attention after a while and one starts to think. Yesterday, I grabbed a copy of the Midrand Reporter and the headline read “1 Suburb, 2 Days, 2 Murders.”
ACT! Against Crime Together. Do you have information about any crime or suspicious criminal activity? Do you think you have useful information that can help prevent a crime from being committed or can help the police in the investigation of a crime that has already taken place? Are you too afraid to report this to the police because of the fear of becoming involved and/or the fear of retaliation? Call Crime Stop 08600 10111 – and remain anonymous.
The Domestic Violence Act 116 of 1998 allows a victim of domestic abuse or violence to seek a protection order from the Magistrate's Court against the person who is committing the abuse. The purpose of this guide is to provide the victim with the information he or she needs to bring an application for a Protection Order in terms of the Domestic Violence Act. Both men and women can be guilty of, and be victims of Domestic Violence. For the purposes of this guide however, we have depicted violence against women as this is more commonly encountered.
2009-12-30 - 17:07:10pm: Medical Parole on the basis of a terminal illness? No. Medical Parole for a friend of the president. While there are thousands of inmates in prisons across South Africa who are on the brink of dying from Aids related diseases, the cigar puffing Schabir Schaik sits at home (while he's not out visiting the chemist), when in fact, according to Medical Parole Policy, he should sit in prison until his death is imminent. It is a fact that Correctional Services holds a policy which requires that a prisoner be on his last legs before being released on medical parole and they are sent home to die. What makes Schabir Schaik an exception to that rule? Why, he's a friend of the president of course.
The Gauteng Rapid Response Unit recovered over R 330 000 worth of stolen property and drugs and made ten arrests as a result of Crime Line tip-offs. At the same time, organised crime syndicates are starting to feel the pinch – thanks to information from the public. Many of the anonymous tip-offs sent to 32211 make their way to the Gauteng Rapid Response Unit. “The officers who man this unit have shown unwavering commitment to following-up on these tip-offs and in November they were responsible for several highlights of the Crime Line campaign,” said Gauteng Police Commissioner, Perumal Naidoo. “Encouragingly, all ten of the arrests were made in six cases and each of these cases was linked to organised crime,” he said. “We must continue targeting these syndicates.”
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FRIDAY 4 DECEMBER 2009 - Gauteng Police have made a major breakthrough following an anonymous tip-off to Crime Line about burglars. Two men have been arrested in Johannesburg and the suspects could be linked to “scores” of housebreakings in the Windsor, Randburg and Florida areas. Members of the Gauteng Task Team, assisted by the Johanneburg Dog Unit, raided a house in Princess Street Mayfair. “This is where they arrested a man in his 50’s. About R10 000 of stolen property was confiscated. A Shotgun that was robbed in Meyerton, south of Jo’burg was also seized,” said Superintendent Eugene Opperman.
The recent full-page colour article about us in THE WEEKEND ARGUS, THE STAR and the SABC3 documentary on SPECIAL ASSIGNMENT has launched us globally! We have been inundated with calls for radio, television and newspaper interviews ever since and a Google of “Jail Star” will render pages of international results! If all goes according to plan I have an interview tomorrow with Japan’s leading newspaper – with a circulation of 8 million a day. In fact, we have received more publicity in the past two weeks than we have received in the past 10 years combined.
Tough New Penalties - SARS has announced the phasing-in of the new system of administrative penalties for taxpayers who fail to comply with their tax obligations. This is part of a project to ensure greater fairness and efficiency in the tax system. SARS believes that it is only fair on the majority of compliant taxpayers, who meet their tax obligations and contribute towards our country’s development that SARS takes tough action against non-compliant taxpayers, especially those who have consistently failed to comply with their tax obligations.
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20 November 2009. Has FIFA forgotten the fair play policy it parades before the world. Since when is the referee's decision final in a situation where a player brings the game into disrepute by blatantly cheating. The world has seen the footage and the message is clear, FIFA has allowed cheating in the game to gain a result by refusing to allow a replay between France and Ireland. Had the blatant handball by Thierry Henry been blown up, the world may have seen France fail to qualify for the 2010 World Cup Soccer Finals in South Africa and Ireland qualify. FIFA didn't want that.
20 November 2009: BLOW THE WHISTLE ON HUMAN TRAFFICKING - Crime Line, an anonymous tip-off service, will focus on human trafficking for the next two weeks. This “special focus” forms part of the annual 16 days of activism against abuse of women and children campaign. It kicks off next week and runs until December 10. “The theme for the 16-days campaign is: ‘Don't look away, Act against Abuse’. This is exactly what Crime Line is constantly urging - if you know about any wrongdoing, act by smsing a detailed tip-off to 3 22 11 or go to www.crimeline.co.za,” said Head of Crime Line, Yusuf Abramjee.
In bringing to a close the historic Pan-African Conference of Third World Theologians which was held from the 17th to the 23rd of December 1977 in Accra, Ghana, the organisers summed up the proceedings with an apt Final Communique. It states. We believe that African theology must be understood in the context of African life and culture and the creative attempt of African peoples to shape a new future that is different from the colonial past and the neo-colonial present. The African situation requires a new theological methodology that is different from the approaches of the dominant theologies of the West. African theology must reject, therefore, the prefabricated ideas of North Atlantic theology by defining itself according to the struggles of the people in their resistance against the structures of domination. Our task as theologians is to create a theology that arises from and is accountable to African people (1979:193).- NB: The views reflected here are not necessarily supported by Oink Midrand - Simply an interesting article.
Posted 19 November 2009. Countries and National Teams that qualified for FIFA 2010 and will be playing in the Soccer World Cup in South Africa. Overview of the 32 National Teams & Countries playing in the 2010 Soccer World Cup in South Africa per FIFA.
This page provides links to websites relevant to Government Communication & Information System (GCIS) in South Africa. Links to Proudly South African, South African Government Online, Media Development and Diversity Agency, South Africa.info, International Marketing Council, National Communicators Forum and the National Energy Savings campaign among others.
Public Servants choose to blow the whistle on crime (12 November 2009)
The Public Servants Association of South Africa (PSA) has come out in full support of Crime Line and they are now appealing to their thousands of members to blow the whistle on wrongdoing, especially corruption. Crime Line is an anonymous sms tip-off service endorsed by the South African Police Service (SAPS) and government.
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Police today pounced on a “chop shop” in Vereeniging and arrested one man following an anonymous tip-off to Crime Line. The breakthrough comes as Crime Line continues to “zoom-in on ‘chop shops’ in a special blitz,” said Crime Line’s Yusuf Abramjee. Captain Lee Wood of the Gauteng provincial task team and his members raided a house in Dan Pienaar Street Vereeniging. They seized car parts and an Audi A3 that was stolen in the area. “The vehicle was stripped, said Wood.
National Police Commissioner, Bheki Cele says he is “encouraged by the growing number of people who are blowing the whistle on crime.”He was responding to the latest Crime Line successes. A further 19 arrests have been made and R1,7 million worth of confiscations have been recorded in October following anonymous tip offs to Crime Line’s 3 22 11 sms service and the www.crimeline.co.za website. This takes the total number of arrests made following Crime Line tip offs to 846, and seizures totaling R32 million since the launch of Primedia’s Crime Line in June 2007. "It is heartening to see more and more members of the public passing on information about criminals which is leading to their arrest and to confiscations. This should become a way of life. The public should be the eyes and ears of the police.
When considering the incarceration (prison) system and its effects on society in South Africa, the pretence of those who manage it can be described as nothing less than a slap in the face of society. In the early months of 2008, a ’selected’ group of sentenced prisoners were sent to address and/or answer questions in parliament. There, they extolled the smooth running of our prisons, the ‘motherly’ provider of rehabilitation, warmth, food, psychological and social services etcetera. What a sham! But of course, these prisoners were selected for a reason … to assist the incompetent and perpetuate the lie.
GAUTRAIN CALL CENTRE Members of the public wishing to find out more about the project, initial works and construction activities can dial the toll-free customer centre on 0800-GAUTRAIN (0800-42887246). The call centre will be operational weekdays between 7am and 7pm with a voicemail system after-hours.
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Gautrain ushers in a new sense of freedom where one's lifestyle choices are not restricted by issues such as traffic congestion and private car expenses. Knowing that Gautrain will offer a fast, reliable, safe and world class train and bus service means that Midrand is becoming a new destination and point of departure for residential and commercial investors, home owners and visitors from neighbouring towns, provinces and countries.
Head of Primedia’s Crime Line, Yusuf Abramjee, said the two arrested men are in their 30’s. “When members of the Gauteng Rapid Response Unit pounced on the house in Soshanguve’s Block GG, they found the men punching new engine numbers using stencils.”
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"We are always so quick to complain and I want to thank Darlene from the ballet shop (Fab & Funky) in Carlswald shopping centre. On Sunday I needed ballet shoes quite urgently and the shop was closed. There was a number which I phoned. Darlene came out and opened up the shop so I could get the shoes. Thank you so much for stopping your Sunday to help me. Now that is customer service. I will always shop there and refer people there because of her kindness" - Debbie Roberts. (Satisfied customers must feel free to send your good service experiences and stories to
A recent global “fugitive round-up operation- Operation INFRA Red”, launched by Crime Stoppers International (CSI), Interpol and various law enforcement agencies, attracted the most interest from South Africa. Primedia’s Crime Line was the local driving force. The announcement was made to hundreds of delegates at the 30th annual CSI conference which is underway in Broad Beach, Queensland, Australia. At the same time, three South Africans were formally welcomed onto the Board of Directors of the world-wide crime combating body – a first for the African continent.
National Police Commissioner Bheki Cele has applauded the successes of the Crime Line initiative and has thrown his full weight behind the project which has led to the arrest of 828 individuals since its launch in 2007. Anonymous tip-offs from the public led to 19 arrests in September, proving that individuals can make a difference in the fight against crime by smsing their information to Crime Line.
Crime Line rewards top cops - Captain Dennis de Adriao (left) and head of Crime Line, Yusuf Abramjee (far right) congratulate the winners of the Star of the Stars award for August and September, Superintendent Nelson Komana and Captain Lee Wood. Komana, who is the CrimeStop call centre manager, was chosen by the SAPS as August's winner for his tireless work behind the scenes. Wood and his team at the Gauteng Crime Line Nodal Point won the award for the third time in September. They busted, among other things: a chop shop; fraudsters who were creating fake documents and made various drug-related arrests and seizures. In the two years since Crime Line was launched, 828 arrests have been made following anonymous tip-offs to 3 22 11 and over R31 million worth of stolen property, counterfeit goods and drugs has been seized. For more information, visit www.crimeline.co.za
15th September – 11h00pm Gill had her Jhb Gen prison break ! God what a moment, what moments ! She is very weak and has had so much surgery apparently her belly button is kinda like on the left side of her tummy She is strong in spirit but very weak physically. Yes she can walk a little bit with a walker, but needed the wheelchair which Mike brought to the hospital – (u need your own wheelchair to escape !?) Jeez, you should see the wheel chair they supplied – a like lawnmower-frame thingy with a white plastic garden chair fastened to the frame – rickety, rocky oi ! We had a good laugh – thanks Mike for the wheelchair !
From Gill: "Hi all. I am finally out! So awesome to be at Helen's house. My room is stunning - big windows overlooking trees and birds. Had some lunch and going to have a nap now. Love you all. Thanks Helen, for everything!! "This Web-Page belongs to Gillian Lindsell. Without question or censoring, this is the page for Gillian to tell it as it has been for her ... should she so wish. I know there are a lot of people who have rooted for you Gill and this is your place to express anything you wish to express and share with the world - (Oink Midrand)
Midrand Reporter will be celebrating our 30th anniversary with a bumper edition in October. We invite you to be part of this commemorative issue which will mark the development of the Midrand Reprter over the last 30 years. Read about Midrand Reporter’s history from its humble beginnings in 1979 to the publication it is today. Revisit stories that made headlines and see how Midrand has grown and developed over the last three decades.
(by Develd Monyai) Residents seem to fighting a losing battle in preventing the destruction of a wetland between Harry Galaun Road & Le Roux Avenue. Developers have invaded the large vlei that has the Vorna Valley stream running through it, and the installation of water pipes is well under way. PNR Construction was given the contract for a residential development on a wetland by Century Developments.
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VODACOM. There are so many answers that Vodacom needs to answer about their Vodafone Mobile Connect System. The e-mail is problematic. The service numbers we are given to dial 111 or 082111 disconnect you without your having completed the call and tell you to phone another number after spending long periods of time listening to their recordings. If you buy an ad hoc bundle and you carry the remainder of that bundle over to the next month, you will have to deplete the new months gig before you can use the ad hoc bundle which was purchased before the new months bundle is activated. This is a sly move by Vodacom designed to make money for nothing as often this data will be forfeited if not used by the end of the that months period.
National Instruments South Africa recently held a series of its 2009 NI Technical Symposiums, the company’s free annual professional development series that reaches 33 countries and 41 cities around the world. Conferences were held in Cape Town and Midrand and attracted over 300 registrations from engineers, educators and scientists. Attendees had the opportunity to enjoy technical presentations, learn about new products and participate in technology-focused discussions featuring the latest solutions in design, control and test. Topics on the agenda included:
Sergeant Glen Biyela of the Rapid Response Unit, Gauteng has been named the latest recipient of the Star of the Stars award.The award, which is nominated by the South African Police Service and presented by Crime Line, aims to honour police men and women who go the extra mile to follow up on tip-offs received through the Crime Line anonymous sms line – 3 22 11. The winner is rewarded with a R5 000 voucher from Pick n Pay.
Crime Line appeals to the public to pass on detailed information about shopping mall robberies. Read an extract from a Cabinet Statement Below.
"The recent spate of violent robberies in parts of the Gauteng Province was noted with concern. Cabinet is satisfied that the law enforcement agencies are doing all that is necessary to apprehend the perpetrators. Government will not rest until these bloodthirsty criminals are brought to book sooner rather than later. We call on all communities to be vigilant and to work with the authorities by providing information that will lead to the arrest of these criminals."
Lets continue to fight crime together. Please use Crime Line (sms 32211) or visit the Crime Line web-site to blow the whistle on crime.
A single mother of three who lives in Vorna Valley was shot through the back while lying face down on the ground in her home and is still in critical but stable condition in the Johannesburg General Hospital. It's been a month's battle for Gillian Lindsell (42), a Midrand Damelin lecturer who underwent various operations to save her life. Family and friends appeal to everyone to keep her in their prayers. To make a difference please follow the link below. Gillian Lindsell (left) with her daughters Kimberley, Robyn and Caitlin in happier times. Our prayers are with you Gillian. (Please read on to keep updated on Gillian's progress & become an Angel Company or Individual)
Sisters Julene (16) and Aimee van Rooyen (13) of Kyalami formed part of the South African Rhythmic Gymnastics team which travelled to Egypt for the African Championships in January. Both Julene and Aimee represent the Gold Reef Rhythmic Gymnastics Club where, under the instruction of their coach and mother Maureen van Rooyen, they train up to 25 hours a week. Maureen has had tremendous success with rhythmic gymnastics in South Africa. Over the past 20 years she has taken gymnasts to numerous international events including the 2004 and 2008 Olympic Games.
I was disgusted by the images carried by News Media on television over the past 3 days since municipal workers embarked on their strike. As much as I have sympathy for struggling workers who are unable to get by on their earnings, they have lost all my sympathy by showing just why they are in the work they do. To put ones bare hands into a dustbin and pull out germ infested rubbish and spread it in public places is a true reflection of the moral standards and class of those individuals. Not only are they spreading disease and putting others at risk, they are revealing the true nature of their own psyches. I can only wonder what the watching world is thinking. South Africans are dirty and have no regard for the health and well-being of the next person? Pigs? Fire them all and give the job to self respecting individuals. And hey, if you want a better job with better pay, get a better education or start using your heads. No sympathy here for inconsiderate slime slugging, disease spreading imbeciles who cannot consider the health of others in achieving their own selfish (justified?) aims. Craig Nuttley. Send your comments and views to
Stay up to date with all the developments, News, Reviews et cetera of world Soccer in the lead up to the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™. Here are some feeds below provided by FIFA to help you stay in tune.
JOINT MEDIA STATEMENT BY THE OFFICE OF THE NATIONAL COMMISSIONER OF THE SAPS AND CRIME LINE: THURSDAY 8 JULY 2009
The South African Police Service is pleased to announce that the Crime Line “Star of the Star” award for June 2009 goes to Captain Harrison Phiri of the Commercial Crimes Unit in Johannesburg and his team of Captain Vivian Makhanya and Inspector Madala Ramadi. At the same time, “The Hawks” are ready to follow-up on Crime Line tip-offs relating to organised crime syndicates.
The road under the bridge in Alexandra Road in Halfway House is becoming more than just a nuisance. It's become a costly affair for motorists who are not aware of overnight potholes appearing only days after being repaired. I arrived at the bridge a few minutes before another photographer from? He wouldn't tell me. A concrete slab was placed in the road in an attempt to stop the continuous erosion and forming of potholes only a week or so ago. It obviously hasn't worked. There are fresh potholes all around the concrete slab and the damage being caused to motorists vehicles is untold.
Newly elected City of Johannesburg Junior Mayor Stephanie van Straten (16). Beaulieu College Grade 11 pupil Stephanie van Straten is the newly elected City of Johannesburg's junior mayor. She won the highly contested election held at Kloofendal nature Reserve on June 27.
Stephanie will steer nine executives who were elected by more than 130 members of the junior council. The sixteen year old Blue Hills Resident said she was more than ready to take over the demanding hot seat, and looked forward to using her leadership skills.
(left) Deputy Minister Fekile Mbalula and Minister of Police Nathi Mthethwa at the launch of Hawk. The Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (DPCI) named "The Hawks" was launched at Gallagher Convention Centre on Monday. The unit replaces the Directorate for Special Operations famously known as The Scorpions. At the launch the Scorpions handed 228 pending cases to the head of the DPCI, Commissioner Anwa Dramat. The cases include arms deals and that involving former police commissioner Jackie Selebi. The DPCI has been tasked to prevent, combat and investigate national priority offences.
Police have arrested three of the four suspects who robbed and terrorised the Diepsloot ext. 6 Community. They were arrested in Allan Road, Glen austin on Saturday (4th July) at 3am. Police were patrolling when they stopped four suspicious looking men in a red 1400 Nissan.
They bagan to search and recovered two firearms, a TV, clothing and eight cellphones. One suspect managed to escape. Investigations revealed that one of the recovered firearms belonged to a Tembisa resident.
At the launch of the new Crime Fighting Unit at Gallagher Estates in Midrand it was announced that the new Unit will be called as The Hawks. There are huge challenges which will face this Crime Fighting Unit and there can be no doubt that the reputation of The Hawks, it's managers and the 'troops' on the ground will be built on performance and the delivery of a National Crime Fighting Unit which is free of corruption and greed. Only time will tell.
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Last night a child was killed (The third in the month of June in South Africa) by an owner of a licensed firearm in Parkmore. Once again, the spotlight will be focused on Firearms Laws in South Africa. Questions like 'is the Firearms Control Act tight enough' are bound to be asked. My focus is on a person who is informed of a child screaming, runs to get a gun, aims in the direction of the screams (THE CHILD) and fires from inside a house, through the window and kills a child!! I don't care how threatened the area of Parkmore is by crime, the act described above is one of Cowardice, Stupidity, Incompetence in handling a weapon and displays a huge disregard for human life. E-mail your comments to
Durban/Kwa-Zulu Natal 2010 World Cup Soccer with an information package Powered by FIFA (click). Durban is a place of fusion. The city has an intense gusto for life, and this is showcased in the mixture of sounds and smells which infuse the city. Durban is a port city and is the busiest port in Africa. You can take a ride on a rickshaw, a distinctive Durban experience, with the drivers decorated in ornate headdresses. At the very heart of Durban is the 'golden mile', a four kilometer stretch of beaches, promenades, swimming pools and restaurants. The water is warmed by the Aghulas current and even during winter, the water temperature averages at 15°C making it ideal for year-round swimming.
Pretoria/Tshwane 2010 World Cup Soccer along with an information package Powered by FIFA (click). Tshwane/Pretoria's rich and colourful heritage is reflected in the city's myriad of museums and monuments and is punctuated by contemporary arts and craft markets, making the city alive with a unique blend of new and old. Tshwane/Pretoria is the administrative capital of South Africa. Many embassies thus call this city their home. The Union Buildings house the administration of the country and have also been the setting for all the presidential inaugurations of Nelson Mandela and Thabo Mbeki. These sandstone buildings offer beautiful views over the city.
Johannesburg 2010 World Cup Soccer along with an information package Powered by FIFA (click). Johannesburg is the business hub of South Africa, contributing a substantial part of the country's GDP approximately 12%. Jozi, as it is affectionately known by its inhabitants, can also be a sanctuary of peace and calm. Despite the hustle and bustle of the city, Johannesburg is unexpectedly green and orientated towards outdoor living. It has a wealth of trees creating an 'urban forest', and many of the trees are located in the 2328 parks.
Cape Town 2010 World Cup Soccer along with an information package Powered by FIFA (click). One would be hard pressed to find a reason not to fall in love with the port city of Cape Town. It has one of the most idyllic settings - nestled between and around the ocean and mountains. The iconic Table Mountain rises 1,086 above the city and has served as a mariner's landmark. On a clear day, the flat-topped mountain is visible 200km out to sea. The so-called "Mother city" has an abundance of contrasting activities from lounging on the Atlantic seaboard's popular beaches to exploring the vividly painted area of the Bo-Kaap. Hout Bay is a hub for fishing, especially tuna and crayfish, and the historical naval base at Simon's Town has a fascinating past.
With the South Africa 2010 World Cup Soccer Tournament right on our doorstep, there can be no doubt that soccer fans from all over the world including, France, Brazil, Italy, Argentina, England, the Carribean Islands, all over Asia and Russia etc, will be looking for quality & viable 2010 Soccer World Cup Accommodation and Travel solutions in Midrand, Johannesburg., Gauteng and South Africa at large. Just too many to mention. Midrand South Africa is central to a few of the biggest venues for the 2010 Soccer World Cup. Is Midrand Accommodation & Hospitality ready to handle the influx of people from all over the world?
What is the cause of the constant reappearance of the same potholes under the bridge in Alexandra Road, Halfway House. It would appear this is either caused by bad workmanship, or by the construction which is currently taking place in that area. Whatever it is, it's becoming a nuisance and someone needs to sort it out once and for all. The damage being caused to vehicles using this road is untold and unrecorded, but quite imagineable.
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A Directory for Midrand Psychotherapists, Psychologists, Clinical Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Child Psychologists, Industrial Psychologists and for all other Psychiatric and Psychological Specialists in the field of Mental Health in Midrand/Kyalami, Johannesburg, South Africa. Psychological, Psychiatric & Medical Clinics are also welcome to advertise your centre's and Clinics. There is a community out there looking for your Psychiatric and Psychological services. Do you wish to make your practice available? Contact Craig on 071 354 0739 or e-mail
12 Facts about the 2009 Comrades Marathon. Let's hope that this year, the 84th Comrades Marathon will show up a South African. There hasn't been a South African winner since Rae Bischoff in 1998. We look forward to this years race although the Russians are out in force again. Read on for 12 facts about this years marathon which you may or may not have known.
Midrand is in Johannesburg, South Africa. It was established as a Local Municipality in 1981, but was incorporated into Region 2 of the City of Johannesburg during the late 1990's and as of 2006, when the number of regions where reduced to seven, it forms part of Region A. Midrand officially ceased to exist in 1998 when Act 15 of 1981 Town Council of Midrand Act was repealed by Act 10 of 1998 Rationalisation of Local Government Affairs Act.
Instrumental in the provision of temporary power and temperature control services, Aggreko has opened its first Africa depot in Midrand. The depot represents an initial investment of R10-million and underlines Aggreko's belief that the increase in industrial growth in South Africa will result in a larger demand for power in the country. Aggreko has been active on the continent for over 10 years, operating large scale power projects in countries such as Kenya, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Angola as well as South Africa.
Left: Crime Line Manager Yusuf Abramjee, police director Sally de Beer, Star of the Stars winner Captain Lee Wood and Talk Radio 702 presenter John Robbie. CRIME LINE'S Star of the Stars with Pick 'n Pay honours April's top cops - an active team of crime-busters, who also nabbed a band of thieves in Vorna Valley. On March 18 Crime Line received a tip-off about suspicious activities in the garage of a house in Johannesburg, where boxes marked "MERCK" were clearly visibly when the garage door was opened.
This story is heart wrenching and sickening in the same beat of my heart. When this kind of thing is happening out in the open it is a reflection of our society as a whole. These are supposed to be care givers, nurturers of health, inspirations to the youth, et cetera. When the care givers are unfeeling, I fear to imagine what our disciplinarians are doing. BBbrrr! A cold thought. (Craig Nuttley)
The death of their groom's four-year-old son was caused by neglect on the part of health officials who should be relieved of their duties. So says well-known Randjesfontein resident and musical director of a local church, Hester Stevenson.
Mihla Ndlovu was diagnosed with tuberculosis and admitted to Tembisa Hospital in September last year. He was again declared well enough to be discharged, and was given tablets to take. "He just did not get any better, kept on vomiting and was taken back to Tembisa only to be discharged again," Stevenson told Midrand Reporter.
Scores of property developments in Midrand are being put on hold due to inadequate electricity supply. Two years ago Midrand Developers' Forum was told to abandon its developments because all four substations in Midrand were over-capacitated. Forum Chairman Andre Wolfaardt said that since City Power and Eskom declared a dearth of electricity in the area they have sat in on, and out of, unfruitful meetings. "At the last meeting we proposed consultlng a group of engineers who could outsource enough electricity from the existing substations as a solution to the plight, but the proposal fell on deaf ears," said Wolfaardt.
It would seem that after every rain, fresh potholes appear all around Midrand. Has it something to do with erosion, temporary measures, incompetence or the force of nature? Is the answer as difficult as all of that. Surely not. How many of us have seen for ourselves that filling a hole today creates a bigger hole with the next rain? And haven't we all seen that temporary measures usually manifest themselves as a result of incompetence. Surely there is an answer in all of that jargon. The next time you damage your tyres and rims on a pothole consider who is actually responsible and take the appropriate action - Craig Nuttley (Oink Midrand)
The Public Protector has asked the police not to renege on paying informers rewards as this brought the image of the police into disrepute. Public Protector, Advocate Lawrence Mushwana said members of the public would be reluctant to assist in future if they were promised but never paid rewards, particularly when such assistance involved security risks to individuals and their families. He was responding to the findings of an investigation into a complaint relating to a failure by police to pay a reward to an informer.The informer alleged police failed to pay him a R75 000 reward which was promised for successfully assisting police and the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) in arresting and securing convictions on certain criminal matters. Powered by Midrand Reporter
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