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    Messe Frankfurt South Africa, organizers of the Photo & Video Experience, has announced a premiere partnership with one of the world’s most prestigious motoring brands - Lamborghini South Africa.
    The Photo & Video Experience will be held from 26-28 July 2019 at the Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit in Johannesburg. The event has received a very positive response, with leading...

    Messe Frankfurt South Africa, organizers of the Photo & Video Experience, has announced a premiere partnership with one of the world’s most prestigious motoring brands - Lamborghini South Africa.

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    The Rand Show still a firm family favourite
    Despite some rainy days, nothing could put a dampener on the festive atmosphere and bustle of activity at the Rand Show 2018, held at the Johannesburg Expo Centre (JEC) in Nasrec from Friday 30 March – Sunday 8 April 2018.
    Craig Newman, CEO of the JEC, says, “This year, our gate figures show a higher visitor attendance compared to...

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    Extreme Bodies competition to be held at the Rand Show
    It will be a battle of buff bodies at Extreme Bodies, a bodybuilding and fitness competition that is taking place at the Rand Show on Saturday 31 March 2018.
    Extreme Bodies has been running for approximately four years. It took a break from fitness events in 2016 and 2017, but there was such a huge call for it to return...

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    Tennis South Africa partners with Vodacom for its inaugural Beach Tennis Tournament
    Tennis South Africa (TSA), in partnership with mobile network giant Vodacom, is bringing the first Beach Tennis Tournament to South Africa. Tennis enthusiasts are invited to partake in the mini tournament, which will be held in the Sports Hall at the Rand Show from Saturday 31 March to Tuesday...

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    Who let the beasts out?
    Johannesburg, 30 March 2018 – It is a “who let the Animal Kingdom out” situation this Easter holidays at the Rand Show with various animal shows and animal interactions happening yet again. The show will take a plunge as of the 30th of March.
    Parents have an opportunity bring their children to come participate through interactive learning with Bekker...

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    SANDF’s action-packed programme announced
    Johannesburg, 30 March 2018 – The Rand Show gives South African families a rare opportunity to interact with the South African National Defence Force (SANDF). Nowhere else can you observe the different divisions in action, and see what equipment and hardware they use. To do this, SANDF has prepared a mix of thrilling live...

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    Department of Home Affairs to showcase at the Rand Show
    Johannesburg, 27 February 2018 - The Department of Home Affairs has announced its participation at this years’ Rand Show which coincides with its piloting of the mobile application solution for the smart ID card conversion from the green one. The pilot project has taken into account the citizens’ needs for a secure,...

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    Fight or Flight at HWA’s wrestling matches at the Rand Show
    Johannesburg, 28 March – When the Honours Wrestling Association (HWA) heard the Afrikaans term “local is lekker” they took it literally. They will be going on tour around South Africa, with the first show of the tour starting at the 2018 Rand Show.
    HWA is the future of South African wrestling, building local...

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    Milano’s come out Victorious at second round of Castle Africa 5 Tournament
    The second Africa Castle 5 a side qualifying tournament took place on Saturday with 16 teams competing at Rustic Indoors in Fourways. The sixteen teams came with the eye on  the prize, an opportunity to go through to the national Final being held at the Rand Show from Wednesday 4 – Saturday 7 April...

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    SOUTH AFRICAN LEG OF CASTLE AFRICA 5-A-SIDE SOCCER TOURNAMENT KICKS OFF
    The South African leg of Africa’s biggest 5-a-side tournament kicked off at Old Parks Fast Sports Fusion 5-A-Side Arena this past Saturday. A total of 16 teams from across Gauteng pitched for the opening games, the teams were split into 4 teams of 4 where they battled it out to the semi-finals with the two...

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    Rand Show to host South African leg of Africa’s largest amateur five-a-side football tournament, CASTLE AFRICA 5s
    Rand Show 2018 plays host to a fiercely fought battle of amateur five-a-side football teams vying to represent South Africa at the CASTLE AFRICA 5s.
    Billed as Africa’s largest amateur five-a-side football tournament CASTLE AFRICA 5s boasts the ultimate prize with...

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    RAND SHOW: EVENT LISTING
    DATE: Friday 30 March – Sunday 8 April 2018




    10:00 – 19:00


    Exhibition Halls and exhibits




    10:00 – 21:00


    Fun Fair & Outdoor Activities




    18:00


    Gates & Ticket Sales Close




     
    VENUE: Johannesburg Expo Centre, Rand Show Road, Nasrec
    (GPS - S26°14.484’ E27°58.510)
    TICKET PRICES




    R150.00 per...

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    Rand Show launches inaugural House of Horrors
    The Rand Show is pleased to announce a new addition to its entertainment line-up for 2018. The House of Horrors is experiential theatre for those who live life on the edge and are not afraid to face their fears.
    “We are very excited to add the House of Horrors to the Rand Show’s attractions, it is always wonderful to add new...

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    Messe Frankfurt Acquires the Photo & Film Expo
    Messe Frankfurt, the third largest trade fair company in the world, with subsidiary operations in 28 countries, is proud to announce the acquisition of the Photo & Film Expo in Johannesburg.
    Messe Frankfurt SA is well established in the South African market and currently organises the South African Festival of Motoring...

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    COUNTDOWN BEGINS TO THE BEST WEEKEND EVER: LAST CHANCE TO CATCH ALL THE ACTION OF RAND SHOW 2017
    You’ve got just days left to experience all the fun that the Rand Show has to offer, as SA’s biggest consumer expo gears up for a bumper closing weekend full of top-class entertainment.
    Whoever you are, whatever you love to do, the Rand Show has something for you. Here are some of...

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    It’s playtime for sporty folk in the Rand Show’s new sports hall, “Let’s Play”
    Hit a six against Vernon Philander, try a flip on the trampolines, and hit the bullseye in the archery range ... let the games begin, in the Rand Show’s new sports hall, “Let’s Play”.
    TAKE ON SA’S TOP PROTEAS
    If you think you could face Dale Steyn or Vernon Philander without hearing the awful...

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    Rand Show will find out who’s the strongest of them all
    The search is on for South Africa’s strongest man. Prepare for a clash of the Titans on the closing weekend of the Rand Show, as the big boys battle it out to see who is SA’s Strongest Man 2017.
    Each year, the SA Strongman Union hosts a number of qualifiers around the country in the build-up to the finals. The Rand Show...

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    SA’s weight-lifting women compete for SA’s Strongest Woman 2017 title at the Rand  Show
    In Africa, it’s not just the men who are built tough. Come and see the powerful women who prove they can do anything the boys can, in the SA’s Strongest Woman 2017 competition at the Rand Show.
    The SA Strongman Union presents this national final on the opening day of the Rand Show, a...

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    Have fun with maths in Sanlam’s mini-town at the Rand Show
    Maths skills are integral to a learner’s development, which is why Sanlam has developed an educational roadshow tour – Every 1 Counts – with the characters of children’s TV show Takalani Sesame.
    The roadshow has been visiting malls and schools across Gauteng, and its next stop is the Rand Show, from 14-23 April...

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    Prepare for an awesome display of military power from the SANDF at the Rand Show
    This year, the SANDF is going big, spanning in a veritable squadron of awe-inspiring jets and helicopters for its much-anticipated arena capability displays at the Rand Show.
    Anyone who loves the roar of fighter jets and the whipping blades of attack helicopters will find thrill after thrill in...

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    Get into gear for a new driving experience at the Rand Show
    There’s a new motoring experience awaiting car enthusiasts at the Rand Show’s new Action Zone on Terrace 2, where 5 000 sqm have been converted into a gymkhana track for precision driving sessions.
    Perfect for petrolheads, it’s the Precision Driving Experience, presented by Grant McCleery, renowned racing car driver...

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    Battle of the baize at the Rand Show’s pool showdown of 2017
    It’s the annual Rand Show Pool Championships, arguably the most epic pool title any player can win in South Africa, and it’s live and exclusive to the Rand Show 2017.
    Co-ordinated by Blitz Action Pool and sponsored by Union Billiards, this battle of the baize takes place at the Rand Show on the closing weekend...

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    Play your heart out with the latest and coolest from PlayStation, at the Rand Show
    Step into an exciting world of gaming with Ster-Kinekor Entertainment and PlayStation at the Rand Show.
    Rand Show visitors can immerse themselves in the multiple universes of LEGO video games, including LEGO Marvel’s Avengers, LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and LEGO Worlds, a multiplayer...

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    WHO KNEW SCIENCE & TECH COULD BE THIS FUN?
    Anyone with a thirst for knowledge and a love of all things to do with science and technology shouldn’t miss a visit to the Rand Show’s Science & Technology hall, where families will enjoy hours of exploring and learning together.
    Here’s what’s in store for visitors to the Rand Show’s Science & Technology hall, from 14-23...

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    A-maze-ing prehistoric dino fun in the Science & Tech hall at the Rand Show
    This year at the Rand Show, the DST-NRF Palaeosciences Centre of Excellence and the University of the Witwatersrand Evolutionary Studies Institute is creating a maze.
    Not one like that of the ancient Greeks that was inhabited by a half-human, half-bull creature called the Minotaur, and which...

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    Get nutty about science in “The Magic of Science” at the Rand Show 2017
    International science education brand the Nutty Scientists brings a new interactive science show full of magical reactions and explosive fun to the Rand Show 2017.
    From 14-23 April 2017, there’s going to be a great deal of oohing and aahing when the Nutty Scientists present a marvellous science show on...

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    Mr and Miss Rand Show 2017 add sparkle to Rand Show closing day
    The gorgeous guys and gals competing in Mr and Miss Rand Show 2017 will ensure that the final day of this year’s Rand Show is full of glitz and glamour.
    The contestants of Mr and Miss Rand Show will hit the Rand Show runway at the Showtime Stage from 12h00 on Sunday, 23 April, wearing their best evening...

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    The search is on ... could you be the Rand Show’s MiTalent 2017 winner?
    If you can bring a crowd to its feet, if you have star quality enough to light up a stage, then you need to be a part of the Rand Show’s MiTalent 2017.
    This annual show is on the hunt for talented but as-yet-undiscovered singers, dancers and comedians who have a song in their heart, rhythm in their feet,...

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    Explore the wondrous night sky at the Rand Show 2017
    Enjoy an out-of-this-world experience as you explore outer space in Edudome’s mobile inflatable planetarium, part of the Rand Show’s Science and Technology experience.
    There are several fascinating shows that cater to everyone from toddlers up, covering the myriad wonders of the universe. Step into the inflatable...

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    SANDF pulls out all the stops for its 2017 appearance at the Rand Show
    They’re back! The Department of Defence and the SA National Defence Force are once again partnering with the Rand Show, promising visitors hours of interactive entertainment with extensive exhibitions and action-filled shows and demonstrations.
    As Rand Show visitors have come to anticipate, there’ll be...

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    Three rare American icons on display at the Rand Show’s “Route 66”
    One of the rarest Chevrolet Corvettes in South Africa will be on display at the Rand Show from 14-23 April 2017, underpinning the celebratory Route 66 exhibition in Hall 5 that is a tribute to classic car culture.
    The 1954 Chevrolet C1 is believed to be one of only two such examples currently in South Africa,...

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    Braai with the stars, at the Rand Show’s celebrity braai competitions
    This year, you can combine two great South African family traditions ... out with the kids enjoying all the entertainment and fun the Rand Show has to offer, and savouring the smell of braai smoke and sizzling meat.
    Come and braai with the celebs at the Rand Show, in the Jimmy’s Steakhouse Sauces Celeb...

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    It’s a piece of cake, thanks to the Rand Show’s free baking workshops
    Chysil Creativ Cakes and South Bakels bring you free baking workshops at the Rand Show to help raise your own baking to new heights.
    Award-winning speciality cake maker, Chysil Creativ Cakes, will hold free baking and cake decorating workshops for Rand Show visitors throughout all 10 days.
    At the Rand Show...

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    Kurt Darren and other great shows on stage at the Rand Show 2017
    The Rand Show’s Showtime Stage on the Esplanade is the perfect place to kick back and enjoy a variety of great music and dance, talent and beauty shows, children’s shows, and displays of strength from the strongmen.
    Please see www.randshow.co.za for the daily stage lineup.
    GET INTO THE GROOVE
    The Showtime...

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    High-tech quadcopters will battle for champion status at the Rand Show 2017
    The Rand Show is excited to be hosting the 2017 championships of a sport that some have likened to Formula One racing, just in three dimensions.
    On the last two days of the Rand Show 2017, from 22-23 April, the airspace above the Rand Show Arena will be buzzing with drones participating in the 2017 SA...

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    Meet the menagerie at the Rand Show’s Animal Farm
    It just wouldn’t be a show without the animals, which is why the Rand Show is bringing together a whole cast of flying, flapping, trotting, waddling, scurrying and slithering entertainers to delight families this year, at the Rand Show’s Animal Farm.
    City slickers can experience farm life with Bekker Agricultural High School...

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    Burn some rubber at the Rand Show’s drifting track
    There’s a high-octane show to be seen at the Rand Show’s drifting track this year, where South Africa’s ultimate drifting team, the Greensky, Dragon Energy, Achilles Tyres & Chevrolet Lumina Drift Team, will be pumping up the adrenalin in a spinning, sliding, smoking-rear-wheel display of drifting flair.
    From 14-23 April...

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    Turn up the vibe with BOUNCE at the Rand Show
    New to the Rand Show, it’s the BOUNCE Vibe Tribe. This group of uber-energetic athletes will be amping up the vibes at the Rand Show’s new Action Zone on weekends, with a trampoline showcase that’s as much fun for the audience as it is for the participants.
    The BOUNCE Vibe Tribe boasts some of the best athletes in local...

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    Watch a live build of a Backdraft Cobra at the Rand Show 2017
    Members of the Cobra Club of South Africa, in conjunction with Gauteng’s foremost Cobra specialist, The Snake Pit, will be doing a complete Cobra rebuild, starting with a bare chassis, at this year’s Route 66 motoring extravaganza at the Rand Show 2017.
    Motoring journalist and television personality Stuart...

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    Rand Show to host international Strongman Champions League qualifier
    The SA Strongman Union has scooped a major strongman event for South Africa and the Rand Show, SA’s biggest consumer expo.
    This April, the Rand Show will be the venue for a mighty clash of modern-day Samsons at a prestigious MLO Strongman Champions League (SCL) qualifier event, only the second time ever that...

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    Get your kicks on the Rand Show’s Route 66
    Take a classic road trip with the Rand Show this year. Come feel the vibes of the iconic Route 66, with a display of classic cars, motorcycles, and memorabilia from the Shawn Tyler Museum, plus a full Cobra Backdraft build that will take place over 10 days.
    Enter a time warp in Hall 5 and experience the sights and sounds of Route 66....

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    Giant water fountains to grace the Rand Show Lake
    At the Rand Show 2017, even the lake is being turned into a show-stopping attraction, as part of SA’s biggest consumer expo’s promise to be a great day out for the whole family.
    The Rand Show Lake is being transformed into a musical water fountain extravaganza, as LaserX sets up the biggest mobile water fountain installation...

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    The Rand Show brings science to life in the Wonderful World of Why workshops
    It’s new, it’s messy, it’s gooey, and the kids are going to love it. It’s the Wonderful World of Why, a series of brand-new interactive science workshops exclusive to the Rand Show 2017.
    Created by the Nutty Scientists, the Wonderful World of Why workshops are crammed with exciting, hands-on...

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    Rand Show 2017 will inspire writers at new Authors’ Day
    Are you an aspiring author? Are you hungry for tips and advice on how to get published? Then join four local authors at Authors’ Day, the Rand Show’s new half-day literary event.
    Authors’ Day forms part of the lineup of the inaugural Johannesburg Design Week 2017, an exciting new first-for-Gauteng initiative that aims to...

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    Two-wheeled action at the Rand Show 2017
    If you like your adrenalin rush to come on two wheels, then the Rand Show 2017 has some great entertainment in store for you this Easter holiday, with FMX and Foot-up Trials motorbike stunt shows, plus a display of superbikes, modern classic bikes and customised choppers and “Bobbers”.
    TOP FMX RIDERS DEFY GRAVITY IN NEW SHOW
    Daredevil...

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    Flex your green fingers at the Rand Show 2017
    Inspire your inner gardener at the Rand Show, where well-known horticulturist JJ van Rensburg of Garden World has a daily programme of DIY-garden-project workshops lined up.
    From 14 to 23 April 2017, JJ will be passing on gardening tips and ideas at the Rand Show greenhouse as he completes mini garden projects with visitors. Come...

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    Daredevil FMX riders take on gravity in new stunt show at the Rand Show 2017
    In the world of freestyle motocross, the backflip is a trick so difficult it has only been mastered by a handful of riders across the globe ... one of whom will be showing off his moves at the Rand Show this year.
    Acknowledged as one of the best FMX riders in the world, Nick de Wit will be tackling...