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Centurion stories that'll put a smile on your face

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The friendliest day of the year has arrived. World Smile Day is an opportunity to help brighten up someone's day with a smile. Of course, it's also an opportunity to do kind deeds to make the world a better place. At Century 21, we couldn't help jumping at the chance to do our part. Presenting a roundup of Centurion's cheeriest news stories of 2019 (so far!). They're guaranteed to bring out your pearly whites.

Fresh stop

The inaugural farmer's market kicked off in September. If you're in the area, you can get organic fruits, vegetables, cheeses and nuts. Here's to your good health.

Miracle man

When Centurion's Antonio Hechter (18) crashed his motorcycle, his doctors thought he might never recover. But, he did. Antonio celebrated his matric farewell in September and hopes to start a career in medicine. 

Gold heart

Theresa Maree's car broke down and she was left stranded and alone. Luckily, taxi driver, Rasta Nayela, came to her rescue. He pushed her car out of the way and waited with her until help arrived. 

Killer tune

You know Centurion has talent! Local singer, Jacques Leonard, released his music video for the song, Kalmeer My As Ek Rof Raak. The music video has already received over 7800 views on Facebook. 

Caring call

A helpline for vulnerable children in Centurion is on its way. It aims to help them with issues like bullying, drugs, domestic violence and abuse. 

Puppy love

In August, seven puppies were found abandoned in the area. When a concerned resident raised the alarm, the Centurion SPCA were swiftly on the case. They have since helped each canine cutie find a loving home.

Taxi time

Centurion's first state-of-the-art taxi rank is now just four months away from reality. Located near Centurion mall, it will have informal kiosks for traders and public toilets, among other amenities.

New campus

Take pride in your Afrikaner roots in Centurion. An accredited, Afrikaans private vocational training college is currently being built in the area. The hope is to empower young people with the skills needed to prosper.

Creature feature

An animal fun day was hosted in The Reeds. Residents enjoyed food and drink, demonstrations, competitions and face painting. 50 animals were also microchipped for their safety.

Green thumb

Hands up if you love the wonders of nature. Jacaranda College and Uitsig High School agree. Together with the local residents' association, they each planted six trees to celebrate Heritage Day. 

Brilliant bot

Local high school students from Centurion will compete in the FIRST Global robotics challenge at the end of October. The young robotics team recently took silver at the inaugural African Robotics Challenge held at the University of Pretoria. 

Art smart

If you're looking to combat fear and anxiety, Centurion is the place to be. A successful therapy and art workshop helped women from different walks of life enhance their self-image and improve their confidence. 

Community clean-up

Locals recently rolled up their sleeves to polish up Centurion's spaces. Hermann Vorster and Philemon Khoza took on the Wierda Park post office building. Members of the Orde van die Boshoed spruced up a Centurion cemetery. 

Charity win

An unclaimed R23 million lottery ticket was bought at a Shell petrol station in Centurion in September last year. While it's sad news for the winner, the money will be given to charities if it remains unclaimed. 

Pumpkin champ

Halloween is just around the corner and a local has made the country proud. Peet Joubert, a Centurion resident, grew the largest pumpkin in South Africa. It weighed in at 613 kg. 

Centurion is brimming with positive stories at every corner. If you want to move to the area, you'll be beaming with pleasure. We have a number of beautiful properties for sale and rent. Don't hesitate to contact us today.

Author: Century 21

Submitted 04 Oct 19 / Views 98

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