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The softer side of Nigerian business

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									                                                                                          Casual day
                                                                                          incognito
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  K E E P I N G                 T H E             B R O L L         F A M I L Y
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 November 2006


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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        The softer
    The Cape Town team enjoyed going incognito for the day.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        side of
    T
         his year Broll’s Cape Town office decided to add a bit of spice
         to their annual Casual Day festivities, turning 1 September



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Nigerian
         2006 into Casual Fun Mask Day. Staff attended work wearing
    their favourite mask, donated R10 to the disabled and stood a
    chance of winning some great prizes. The day was successful on
    all accounts; money was raised for a needy cause and staff got to                     Denise Page won the Best Gimmick         Scary stuff: Leigh-Ann Stokell (left) receives
    hide behind some fun masks for the day.                                               prize for her ‘Broll Page’ mask.         her Best Mask prize from Anita Hechter.




Spring day festivities
                                                                                           Dawn Rodrigues (far
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        business
                                                                                           right) in her winning


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     pring 2006 was welcomed with                                                          outfit, together with
     much festivity by the Broll Illovo staff                                              colleagues from
     who, instead of dressing in normal                                                    Group Finance;
                                                                                           Astrid Quiterio (far
casual clothes, decided to add a bit of                                                    left) and Marilyn
flavour to the day by making it a cultural                                                 Michaels.



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dress-up day initiated by the SRC team.                                                                                                                                                                                             hile South African business has         Providentially, it was through applying             business in our country. I have the benefit of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    no doubt encountered formidable         for a job as an architect that Sowunmi’s            an international education, and experience
Prizes were awarded to the best dressed               Yvonne Behari-Ram enjoying                                                                                                                                                    Nigerian businessmen, Broll             resume was presented to Broll’s new COO             in one of the biggest property companies in
individual – Dawn Roidrigues in her                   a massage from one of the                                                                                                                                           Property's Lola Sowunmi is a feminine force       in Nigeria, Ibukun Osifo who was looking            the world, but there are Nigerian women
Dutch apparel complete with wooden                    Wellness Day vendors.                                                                                                                                               to be reckoned with. Part of Broll’s Nigeria      to expand the company’s staff, working              who are willing and able to learn from me,
clogs – as well as the best dressed                                                                                                                                                                                       operation since October 2005, Lola is             out of her home at the time. ’We’ve grown           and others like me,’ she says.
department – which was a tie between                                                                                                                                                                                      Senior Manager of Property Services, and          exponentially in the last two years, with a
GrayProp in their native American outfits                                                                                                                                                                                 is responsible for managing rentals for the       full staff complement of 33 people across           Proud to be a part of her country’s future –
and Utilities in their Zimbabwean getup.                                                                                                                                                                                  country’s largest shopping centre, The Palms,     three Nigerian cities – Lagos, Calabar and          and it’s a rosy one, if Broll Nigeria’s figures
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          in Lagos.                                         Abuja,’ she says.                                   are anything to go by – Lola is circumspect
Staff were also treated to a Wellness Day                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       about the challenges it faces. ’There are
organised by HR, where health experts                                                                                                                                                                                     Completely unassuming, Sowunmi tells              What are the challenges of being a woman            everyday things that people in countries
from Discovery Health were brought in to                                                                                                                                                                                  how her first two degrees in architecture,        in business in Nigeria? ’If I come across           like South Africa take for granted, that we
do glucose and blood pressure tests, as                                                                                                                                                                                   followed by a Masters of Science in Real          them, I quietly deal with them and get              sometimes don’t have, and doing business
well as assess staff lifestyles in general.                                                                                                                                                                               Estate, equipped her to join the international    on with the job,’ Lola smiles. ‘Women in            takes time.
Some were even lucky enough to be                     Dawn Rodrigues with her                                                                                                                                             property company better known as                  Nigeria tend to be far more businesslike and
treated to a massage or quick workout                 trophy for Best Dressed                                                                                                                                             McDonald’s Corporation, where she worked          less emotional than men, and Broll’s staff          We certainly have security issues, but they’re
offered by the Vitality vendors.                      Individual in the Cultural   The winning departments GrayProp and Utilities, who tied in the Best Dressed Department
                                                                                   section of the competition, proudly display their trophy.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          in Atlanta for seven years. ’Although I was       complement is pretty evenly split between the       no worse than in any major city like New
                                                      Day dress-up competition.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          not born in Nigeria, my parents travelled         genders. The leasing of properties is almost        York or Johannesburg, although it’s true that
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          all over the world, and I grew up in West         the softer side of the property industry, in        expats are perhaps more vulnerable.

                                                              Bev has the winning stitch                                                                                                                                  Africa, Europe, and North and South               contrast to the masculinity of construction.’
                                                                                                                                                                                    TEL: 021 461 1705 www.imbongisa.com




                                                                                                                                                                                                                          America,’ says Lola. ’About two years ago, I                                                          Regardless, I’m glad to be home again
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          felt compelled to return to my home country,      Does this mean that Lola’s success as a             – in Nigeria we find a reason to have a

                                                              A
                                                                     t the recent National Quilt Festival held once every two years, Beverley-Ann Fink                                                                    to play a role in its growth and development      businesswoman is not an isolated case in            party every weekend, at least once, and
                                                                     of the commercial property team in Durban won 3rd place for her quilt in the                                                                         – although I had no idea how I was going          Nigeria? ‘Certainly, women are more and             right now, our future is certainly a thing to
                                                                     Innovation section of the competition – an impressive achievement considering                                                                        to do that!’                                      more accepted into the upper echelons of            celebrate,’ she smiles.
                                                              her quilt was judged against 400 others. Beverly-Ann’s impressive quilt took her 400
                                                              hours to complete, largely due to all the beadwork and embellishing that was involved.
                                                              ‘Sewing has always been my therapy, for me it offers the most amazing stress relief,’
                                                              says Beverley-Ann.
                                                              Having been in the property-broking industry for over 18 years, the last four of which
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                                                              have been spent at Broll KZN, Beverley-Ann says that she has been sewing for as long
                                                              as she can remember.
                                                              Congratulations Beverley-Ann!                        [ Contributions and              The Editor Broll Beacon
                                                                                                                       comments ]                   Cullum Johnston
                                                              Beverley-Ann with her quilt that won 3rd place in
                                                              the National Quilt Festival’s Innovation category
                                                                                                                    Please forward all ideas,       Tel 021 461 1705
                                                                                                                                                    cullum@imbongisa.com
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  PE's Bridge has the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Midas touch
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        2       Broll; one of SA's finest   3   Centurion Mall's gone
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                spinning mad
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        4        Akhona/Broll; inseparable
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 forces
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                                                              and took her hundreds of hours to finish.             stories and comments to:

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                                                    Ready to achieve his goals and meet
                                                    client expectations, Joe de Beer.




                                 It all adds up…
                                                    ‘Portfolio management is very intense                         spread. When Joe joined Broll he was
                                                    – we are almost an extension of the                           appointed as financial manager on the
                                                    fund itself. It’s vital that we absolutely                    ApexHi portfolio. In less than four years
                                                    understand the client’s needs and                             he saw the fund grow from around 209
                                                    do whatever it takes to meet their                            buildings to over 450 properties – an
                                                    expectations. Fortunately I have a strong                     increase in value of some 300%!
                                                    team already in place assisting me in
                                                    achieving these goals.’                                       Joe is married to Mart-Marié and has two
                                                                                                                  children – Dawid 8 and Mia 7. When not
                                                    The portfolio is predominantly retail                         spending time with his family he manages
                                                    based with some commercial and                                to unwind on the golf course, sporting a 17
                                                    industrial space over a wide geographic                       handicap.




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        umber crunching was always going
        to be an important part of Joe de
        Beer’s life – he excelled in maths at
school and qualified as a CA from RAU
– but his recent promotion to executive in
charge of the Resilient/Diversified portfolio                                                                                                                   The winning chefs: the Redefine team took home first prize for their tasty Chilli Tomato Soup. Absent from photo:
is where those skills and work experiences                                                                                                                      Keith Slade, Memory Raditsela and Gavin Sleater.
will be put to the test. Comprising 23
buildings, valued in excess of R1-billion, the
Resilient portfolio is new business for Broll.                                                                                                                  Too many cooks…
‘I joined about three-and-a-half years ago,

                                                                                                                                                                A
                                                                                                                                                                        fter weeks of vying for
looking for a career in a focused property                                                                                                                                                                   Here’s a delightful summer soup from the winning team:
                                                                                                                                                                        the title of tastiest soup
company,’ says Joe. ‘I previously worked in
                                                                                                                                                                        makers in Broll land,                AVOCADO AND CHILLI SOUP
the industry but felt I needed to be with the
                                                                                                                                                                a winning department was
leader if I was to really develop my career                                                                                                                                                                  Serves 4
                                                                                                                                                                finally chosen in the Illovo
– and Broll was the obvious place.’                                                                                                                                                                          Ingredients
                                                    Joe together with his Resilient/Diversified portfolio team.                                                 head office’s Friday-afternoon
                                                                                                                                                                                                             • 2 avocados, pipped and peeled
                                                                                                                                                                soup competition.                            • 2 red chillies, deseeded and sliced
                                                                                                                                                                                                             • 3 spring onions, chopped


PE has the golden Bridge
                                                                                                                                                                The Redefine team’s Chilli                   • ½ cucumber, chopped
                                                                                                                                                                Tomato Soup was chosen as                    • 500ml chicken or vegetable stock, made with 1 stock cube
                                                                                                                                                                the best tasting overall, and                • 125ml fat-free milk
                                                                                                                                                                the team won themselves a                    • 15ml medium-cream sherry
                                                                                                                                                                boat cruise on the Vaal Dam.                 • 30ml lemon juice
                                                                                                                                                                                                             • sea salt and freshly-ground black pepper


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    he most exciting news of the year            The Bridge itself, where they
                                                                                                                                                                Though not every team could                  Method
    for The Bridge Shopping Centre in            were spoiled with sweets and
                                                                                                                                                                walk away with prizes,                       • Blend the avocado, chilli, spring onion and cucumber for
    Port Elizabeth was winning a Gold            refreshments sponsored by                                                                                                                                     about one minute.
                                                                                                                                                                loads of fun was had by all
Category award at the 2006 Footprint             participating tenants. The children                                                                                                                         • Pour in stock, milk, sherry and lemon juice and blend till
                                                                                                                                                                at the weekly soup tastings
Marketing Awards, in a ceremony which            were entertained by a magician,                                                                                                                               smoothish
                                                                                                                                                                in the courtyard and great
took place at the 11th African Congress          and, in a perfect end to a perfect                                                                                                                          • Season well and chill until needed
                                                                                                                                                                camaraderie was shared
of Shopping Centres held at the Sandton          day, went to Funtasia where they                                                                                                                            • Top with thinly sliced chilli and spring onions and serve.
                                                                                                                                                                among staff.
Convention Centre last month.                    played games. The Bridge, along
                                                 with the sponsors, and the Easter
The Bridge was entered in the community          Egg Hunt itself received extensive
service category for its annual Easter Egg       publicity, making it a highly
Hunt that took place at the Splash Festival      successful event.
over the Easter weekend for the second
time a year. The proceeds of the Easter Egg      Initially started by The South
Hunt went towards the local Oosterland           African Council of Shopping
Youth Centre, and allowed for the children       Centres, the Footprint Awards are
from the centre to enjoy two wonderful           about honouring excellence of all
outings to the beachfront and to the             forms in our shopping centres.
Centre. The excited youngsters also took         The submissions for this year’s      Showing off The Bridge’s win: Kathy Hale, centre manager (left) and
                                                                                      Sonica van der Meulen, marketing representative for the Centre.
part in the Easter Egg Hunt and enjoyed          Footprint Awards were regarded
chocolates and Easter eggs while meeting         by the judges as highly varied                     not go unnoticed and the judges found the
the Easter bunny.                                in both quality and effect, but The Bridge’s       centre to be a worthy winner in the Gold
                                                 contribution towards its community and             Category. Beacon congratulates The Bridge,
They were then given a further trip to           the publicity generated by the event did           well done on an impressive achievement.

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With a little Go-Getter attitude…                                                                                                                                   Broll in the
For Eastern Cape ApexHi portfolio property
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    It
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    makes
                                                                                                                                                                    limelight
manager, Janine Schultz, the sky’s the limit when
it comes to securing the big deals!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    me
W                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   proud…
           hen one of her biggest clients decided they wanted to move
           out of their 15 782m2 rental space when their lease expires in
           March 2007, Janine had to pull out all the stops to convince
her client that staying put would be the best option. And she pulled it


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off with ease, managing to secure a three-year renewal to the value of                                                                                                                                                                                                                 hen I review the contents of our bi-
R11.2-million.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         monthly newsletter – it’s packed with
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       stories of achievement, leadership,
‘The toughest part in concluding this deal was encouraging the client to                                                                                                                                                                                                     going the extra mile and caring for those less
stay where they are instead of moving to newer alternative premises,’                                                                                                                                                                                                        fortunate than ourselves. It makes me proud
says Janine, explaining how a little persuasion goes a long way. ‘The                                                                                                                                                                                                        to lead a team of people like you!
negotiations came with perks though; our client is an international
business, so I managed to learn some French along the way’.                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Our growing African footprint – as Brollie
                                                                                                                                                                 Besides impressing all passersby, Broll’s avant-garde stand also made valuable information on the company
                                                                                                                                                                 available to delegates.                                                                                     portrays so well – is under the day-to-
Janine has been with Broll for the last four years and attributes her                                                                                                                                                                                                        day directions of many superbly-qualified


                                                                                                                                                                 A
successful portfolio to her great team members, and the fact that she                                                                                                   s one of the main sponsors for the 11th African Congress of Shopping                                 individuals, Lola is a perfect example of this.
tackles every challenge head-on. Her life ambition is to never stop                                                                                                     Centres, Broll’s presence at this year’s annual event did not go unnoticed.                          With people like her on the team we are sure
learning and so far she is doing well, having passed two Broll Property                                                                                                 Organised by the South African Council of Shopping Centres (SACSC), this                             to grow our continental business.
Academy courses with distinction.                                                                                                                                year’s congress took place at they Sandton Convention Centre on 13 – 15 September
                                                                                                                                                                 2006.                                                                                                       On the home front it’s a footprint of a
Well done Janine, keep the big deals coming!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 different kind that’s making its mark – The
                                                                                                                                                                 The theme of this year’s congress was “Thinking New” – acknowledging the rapid                              Bridge’s achievement at this year’s Shopping
                                                                                                                                                                 changes that continue to impact on the marketplace, taking into account the huge                            Centre Convention is especially noteworthy
                                                                                                                                                                 growth of new retail space. Broll sent 50 staff delegates to take part in the congress                      when you contextualise the competition they
                                                                                                                                                                 and also sported an ultramodern stand – in keeping with the theme of course                                 were up against.
                                                                                                                                                                 – where delegates could come to sit, relax and talk business during intervals.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Our selection as one of the Top 30 Best
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Companies to work for in South Africa was
                                                                                                                                                                                             Broll’s one of the best                                                         another feather in our cap. Clearly we’re
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             all doing something right to make work an
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             enjoyable place to be.
                                                                                                                                                                                                              “Broll is an energetic people’s organisation,
                                                                                   Above: Ready for the next challenge; Eastern Cape ApexHi portfolio property                                                employing people with a ‘can-do’ attitude.                     It’s also great to see KZN’s social
                                                                                   manager, Janine Schultz.                                                                                                   The company values individuals, as                             responsibility committee up and running,
                                                                                   Left: Janine managed to secure a further three-year lease for this 15 782m2                                                the business is reliant on its people to                       this together with Centurion Mall’s spinathon
                                                                                   property from her international client.                                                                                    maintain the various portfolios.”                              shows just how committed Broll employees
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             are to making a difference to those in our
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         specifically aiming at recognising                  community who have less than we do. Well
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         organisations with exceptional HR                   done to all.


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                                                                                                                                                                       nd that is why Broll was chosen                   practices. And Broll made the cut on 13

                 Broll’sstargraduates                                                                                                                                  as one of the top 30 companies                    September 2006, when the company                    As we hurtle towards the end of 2006 I
                                                                                                                                                                       to work for in South Africa,                      was listed – after months of intensive              encourage each and everyone to keep their
                                                                                                                                                                 according to the Corporate Research                     analysis by the CRF – as one of the best            heads down. For many of our operations this
                                                                                                                                                                 Foundation’s (CRF) Best Companies                       organisations to work for in our country!           is the busiest time of the year and it demands
                                                                                                                                                                 to Work for in South Africa 2006                        ‘This result is an indication of the                extra diligence and extra patience; take a


    R
          ecently completing their CIS (Chartered                                                                                                                publication.                                            commitment, loyalty and winning attitude            deep breath and let’s finish off on a positive
          Institute for Secretaries) exams, Imelda                                                                                                                                                                       shown by staff at all levels, in getting us         note.
          Way and Yvonne Behari-Ram are doing                                                                                                                    The seventh edition of the Foundation’s                 to achieve this recognition,’ says Arnold
    Broll proud.                                                                                                                                                 informative volume, compiled in                         Meyer.
                                                                                                                                                                 association with Business Report, looks at
    The internationally recognised qualification                                                                                                                 what it is that makes a good employer,                  Well done Broll!
    allows candidates to have better insight
    into the business organisation as a whole,
    a syllabus which parallels that of the BCom
    degree to a large extent.

    Imelda is currently the company secretary,
    while Yvonne is an internal auditor for
    the Group. Both graduates feel that their
    CIS qualification has given them added
    confidence in performing their roles in the
    company competently and in their ability to
    continuously deliver a professional service.

    Beacon congratulates Yvonne and Imelda,
    keep up the good work!                           Yvonne Behari-Ram (left) and Imelda Way, doing Broll proud.


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                                                                                                                                                                            Akhona/Broll, joined at the hip
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Joint ventures have been promoted as an ideal tool
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           for the rapid transfer of skills says Akhona CEO
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Noluthando Gosa, and the Southgate management
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           contract is a perfect working example.


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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 outhgate Mall and Value Centre             leadership we have made a positive
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 – an 80 000m2 retail behemoth              difference to Southgate – it was a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 in southern Johannesburg                   centre beset with problems – and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           – is one of the jewels in the Pareto             the client has seen the value we’ve
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           crown.                                           brought to this project in less than a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            year.’
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Opened in 1990, it quickly
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           established itself as a leading retail           Underlining the commitment of both
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           force and experiences one of the                 parties to each other was the move
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           highest footfalls per square metre of            by Akhona to Broll’s offices in Illovo
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           any shopping mall in the country.                recently. According to Noluthando
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            the proximity will accelerate skills
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           ‘The property industry has long been             transfer and, importantly for clients,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           criticised for its slow transformation,          improve service delivery.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           but the listed sector is now actively



    Spinning for charity
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           pursuing opportunities to broaden                In addition to Noluthando and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           the skills base among previously                 Maurice there are six other members
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           disadvantaged groups,’ explains                  of the JV team; Jill Turnbull-Dlamini,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Noluthando. ‘Akhona has                          Aaron Nkosi, Sydney Simon, Tholiwe
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           impeccable credentials – we are                  Godi, Janet Pillay and Amelia
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           100% women-owned and include                     Mokgotlhoa.
Working those muscles, the spinathon took place on a grassy spot at Centurion Mall’s Bayside.                                                                                                                                              some of the most competent property
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           professionals among our staff – but              The Akhona/Broll JV also manages
This year marks the 21st birthday of Centurion Mall,                                                                                                                                                                                       we lacked the operational muscle,                the Gauteng portfolio of the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           that’s where Broll came to the party.’           Public Investment Commissioner
and in a bid to give something back to the community,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       and properties belonging to
the centre held a spinathon to raise money for                                                                                                                                                                                             ‘The relationship is a true 50:50                the Johannesburg Development
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           partnership with both companies                  Agency, including icons such as the
disadvantaged children.                                                                                                                                                                                                                    providing valuable input. Under                  Constitutional Hill Development and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Maurice Mdlolo’s day-to-day                      Newtown Precinct.

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       n 9 September 2006,                         few of the eager celebrity spinners
       there was more than just                    present on the day.                                                                                                                                                                     Noluthando Gosa (right) and Maurice Mdlolo are happy with how the JV is adding value to
       shopping happening at                                                                                                                                                                                                               both companies involved.
Centurion Mall. In conjunction                     Prizes were handed out for the
with Beeld newspaper, the Centre’s                 duration of the spinathon, and after
management team organised a                        much hard work [and spinning] a
spinathon with the aim of raising                  whopping R70 000 was raised for
R60 000 for Beeld Kinderfonds.

The spinathon took place at
                                                   Beeld Kinderfonds – an organisation
                                                   caring for over 10 000 children
                                                   from disadvantaged backgrounds.
                                                                                                                                                                            Its full steam ahead for
Centurion Mall’s Bayside from 8am
until 6pm, with numerous teams
taking part. Each team comprised
ten members and each member
                                                   Centurion Mall’s lively 12-member
                                                   management team was ecstatic
                                                   to have exceeded their initial
                                                                                                Centurion Mall’s energetic management team, from back left: Natasha van
                                                                                                der Merwe, Adelé Slabbert, Corné van der Walt, Johann Fourie, Riana du
                                                                                                Rand and Theuns Nell. Front row, from left: Madelein van den Berg and
                                                                                                Yvonne De Jongh. Absent from photo: Peet Delport, Attie Louw, Natalie
                                                                                                                                                                            Durban’s SRC!
was required to spin for one hour to               fundraising aims by R10 000,                 Mellet and Daleen van Staden.


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reach their relay-style ten hours of               and enthusiastically await their                                                                                                 fter deciding on two local
solid spinning. ‘It was tough work,                next charity event, the Centurion                                                                                                beneficiaries, Broll’s Durban Social
but the response and involvement                   Mall Golf Day, taking place on 1                                                                                                 Responsibility Committee (SRC) is
of the sponsors, tenants and public                November 2006. Anyone wishing                                                                                            all systems go in their campaign to raise
was very encouraging,’ says Riana                  to take part or wanting to sponsor                                                                                       funds and awareness for these deserving
du Rand, marketing assistant for the               the event can contact centre                                                                                             organisations.
Centre.                                            management at 012 663 1367.
                                                                                                                                                                            On 8 September 2006, on a rooftop
Representing Centurion Mall’s                      Beacon looks forward to hearing                                                                                          overlooking the Durban harbour, the SRC
management Riana, along with                       more good news from the team at                                                                                          had their first social get together for the year
colleague Adelé Slabbert, formed                   Centurion Mall, until then keep up                                                                                       where staff enjoyed a relaxing braai and           Future projects for the Durban SRC                                                Above: Broll’s Durban
part of the Nashua team and both                   the good work guys!                                                                                                      where many raffle tickets were sold as part        team include campaigns continuing                                                 staff enjoy the rooftop
                                                                                                                                                                            of a fundraising initiative.                       to support these two organisations,                                               braai over looking
managed to successfully complete                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 the Durban harbour,
their hour-long spinning stretch.                                                                                                                                                                                              a second staff fundraising function                                               organised by the SRC
Adding some extra excitement to                                                                                                                                             The chosen beneficiaries are the Amanzimtoti       which is currently in the pipeline, as                                            team.
the festivities, some local celebrities                                                                                                                                     SPCA, who will use the money raised by the         well as projects that will allow the
                                                                                                                                                                            SRC towards purchasing a much needed               SRC to extend their reach in the local                                            Left: Broll’s Durban SRC
were also keen on getting involved                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               ready and willing, from
and help raise money for charity.                                                                                                                                           dart gun, and the Ekuthuthukeni Special            community.                                                                        back left: Keke Khojane,
Robbie Wessels, Pieter Smith, Adri                                                                                                                                          School, who will put the donated funds                                                                                               Alida Wilken. Front left:
Schoeman as well as 7de Laan’s                                                                  Mingling with the celebs. Riana du Rand (front left) and Adelé Slabbert     towards acquiring school uniforms, a fridge        Good luck and keep up the great                                                   Ragini Haripersad and
                                                                                                (front right) both from the Mall’s marketing department, enjoyed spinning   and a television for the school and its pupils.    work!                                                                             Thandiwe Ngiba.
Xander and Khabelo were but a
                                                                                                alongside Xander (back left) and Khabelo from 7de Laan.
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