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Inwoners van Polokwane Nasorgsentrum met Saartjie du Toit, sentrummatrone (tweede links) bedank almal wat Loslitdag ondersteun het en vier self die dag. Photos: Editorial Team & Supplied

Everyday heroes extraordinary on Casual Day

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People from all walks of life including schools, businesses and charity organisatons joined hands in Polokwane on Friday in celebration of Casual Day.
Some opted to buy a Casual Day sticker for R10 and simply dress casually, others decided to also purchase the official Casual Day shirts and caps and wear them while some went as far as doing good works at various charity organisations on the day.
While this year’s theme was “Be an everyday hero” some institutions added their own spin to the theme with fun spring hats and fancy dress.
Casual Day mascot, Able, was very excited to visit Mediclinic Limpopo where personnel members gave him and Margaret Malatji from the Association of Persons with Disability (APD) Limpopo a huge welcome.
Both Malatji and Saartjie du Toit from Polo­kwane Nasorgsentrum thanked everyone who purchased tickets, caps and t-shirts for their support and pronounced Casual Day another enormous success in terms of fundraising.
Casual Day is South Africa’s leading fundraising and awareness campaign for persons with disabilities and is the flagship project of the National Council of and for Persons with Disabilities.
The beneficiaries will be South African National Council for the Blind, South African Federation for Mental Health, Deaf Federation of South Africa, Autism South Africa, Down Syndrome South Africa, National Association for Persons with Cerebral Palsy, South African National Deaf Association, National Institute for the Deaf, Alzheimer’s South Africa, QuadPara Association of South Africa, South African Disability Alliance and National Council of and for Persons with Disabilities, who will ensure distribution throughout the country.

Story: KAREN VENTER
>>karen@observer.co.za

Hadashah Learning Centre

Marche de Beer dressed like Queen Esther and Tiffany Nkosi like Mary Sister of Lazarus.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jabez Christian Academy

Celiwe Mvulani is all smiles.

Neo Teffo opts for the multi-coloured look.

Tidimalo Mothemala brings a breath of spring with his outfit.

Ria Mudau says she loves dressing up especially when she gets to wear a hat.

Mpho Seleme believes in flower power.

Thato Molala wishes everyone a happy Spring Day on Casual Day.

Kamogelo Mothe­mela says Casual Day at his school is the best.

Fresh as daisies are Gift Shipalana, Busisiwe Sibisi and Rialivhuwa Mudau.

Junior Mokgolobotho and Tumi Mmotla are happy to spend Casual Day in the spring sunshine.

Junior Manaka says it with feathers.

 

Mediclinic Limpopo

Admin personnel of Mediclinic Limpopo celebrate the day with Casual Day mascot Able.

Pharmacy personnel of Mediclinic Limpopo are enthusiastic in their support of Casual Day.

Admin personnel of Mediclinic Limpopo have a blast.

Istha MacMillan, Mediclinic Limpopo patient experience manager and Margaret Malatji, APD Limpopo project manager with Casual Day mascot Able.

 

Aladdin’s Den Pre-school

Sebastian Mampa is the Hulk.

Natalie Sebei reckons a princess can also be a superhero.

A cool Superman, Makgatleng Phasha.

Ofentse Masina, Mpadi Selepe and Lukhan­ya Ntumbu as Superman, Flash and Spiderman.

 

Northview Christian School

Kuku Ngrongwe, Vunwe Masuluke, Mpho Ngwasheng, Amo Mabotha and Obedience Kolobe show off their super powers.

Shikaba Mafokoane, Thuli Ramogolo, Koketso Maseleme and Patrick Mahlaule imitate their favourite superheroes.

These superheroes are Akani Mkansi, Koto Masamane, Ntokoto Masuluke and Keitumetse Semenya with educators in the middle Candice Janse van Rensburg and Nicole Stadden.

Fairy godmothers Gofaone Moeng and Ona Tsetseoa with future nurse, Rati Talane.

 

Audi/Volkswagen Polokwane

Dressed for the occasion are Audi Polokwane employees Rebecca Makgae and Ledile Mabusela in front with Martezh Strauss, Manitha Vallabh, René Calitz, Marié Pretorius, Delinette Oberholzer and Cobus Greeff at the back.

Santa Lamani and Khomotjo Huma show their support.

 

Macadamia Sorgsentrum

n Groep inwoners van Macadamia Sorgsentrum is gereed vir die pretloop en roomys wat vir hulle na die tyd wag.

Die 90-jarige Hannes Willemse kry ‘n rygeleentheid saam met Macadamia Care se administrateur, Susan Horn.

 

Volkswagen Polokwane

Volkswagen Polokwane Sales Manager Percy Funchall poses as Batman with Martha Maluleke, admin clerk and Gladys Tleane, human resources assistant.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stepping Stones Early Learning Centre

Mohau Motseo, Kgethego Ramaila, Rethabile Mohlala, Lethabo Maponya, Nakedi Machete and Ayaan Hariban are in front, and standing at the back are Thati Masela, Onthatile Masipa, Tisetso Ledwaba, Hlologelo Mmatli, Thabang Mohlala and Zee Ngubane.

Super-heroines are in front Monicca Sekgobela, Millicent Mabitsela and Beandrie Vosloo while at the back are Linah Maponya, Martie Henning, Josephine Mashau, Florence Molokomme, Mapula Nkgweng, Milana Greyling, Patricia Mokgohloa and Ina Buys.

 

Diemont, Zimmerman & Bolink

A team of personnel visits SPCA Polokwane with supplies to spend time with the animals. In front are Chanel Botha, Eunice Pretorius, Jonelle Gertenbach, Marika Bierman and Christine Pienaar. In the second row are Tamarin Miles, Alicia du Plessis, Mijancke Steyn, Ashley du Plessis, Nadia Potgieter and Natasja Oosthuizen. At the back are Joel Wilhite, Erik Erasmus, Markus Gertenbach, Johan Snyman, Johan Potgieter and Christiaan Visagie.

A team of personnel visit Ngwana Baby House to donate goods and spend time with the babies. In front are Nadine Oliver, Tamarin Miles and Barbara Lourens. At the back are Jane Stamp, Alsunette Theunissen, Liandri Quin, Nyaradzo Nyamanhindi, Matshepho Hlakudi, Fiona Kwidini, Meanri Smit and Eunice Pretorius.

Matshepho Hlakudi plays with one of the babies from Ngwana Baby Home.

Eunice Pretorius plays with one of the dogs at SPCA Polokwane.

 

Pietersburg Comprehensive School (PCS)

Yonsie van Staden, educator at PCS (at the back) with learners, Monene Seimelu, Mabu Maake, Khomotso Mokwele, Olwethu Bapela, Mary Mamabolo, Keoarabile Sello, Reneilwe Mokwele, Nomaswazi Tshabalala, Dineo Rangoato and Thando Mashele emulating their favorite heroes.

Grace and Hope Special School

Learners at Grace and Hope Special School used the day to showcase some of their work to their parents and community members. Photographed during the event are George Mashaphu, Head of Agriculture at the School, Lehlogonolo Nkoko, Thabang Mailula, Karabo Selowa, Kamogelo Mocheke, William Makhura, Lehlogonolo Magwai, Molebogeng Mogale, Winelly Selomo and Matsebe Ramogayana.

Speeltyd Kleuterskool

Die onderwysspan, Bianca Cook, Petro Kruger, Madeleen Korff en Ronell Visser het ook volgens die tema prinsesse en helde aangetrek.

Nianri Brand, Taylor du Plessis, Ilané van der Walt, Luandré Weidemann en Adenay Naudé hou heerlik partytjie.

Lianke Jacobs, Max Pretorius, Alexa Myburgh, Zander Prinsloo en Michael van Wyk geniet Casual Day.

Selfs die babas in die Krimvarkieklas het volgens tema aangetrek.

Voor is Reuven Schutte en agter is Zanika Hough, Madison Warneke en Reghard Mans.

Drie prinsesse en ‘n held glimlag breed. Voor is Hunadi Mahangu en Muskan Patel en agter is Ismini Kourtoumbellides en Barri Fayyaz.

Ismini Kourtoumbellides sê sy voel soos ‘n prinses in haar rokkie.

Adenay Naudé is baie trots om ‘n kroon te dra.

Ilané van der Walt lyk pragtig in pienk.

Nianri Brand is ‘n bietjie skaam vir die kamera.

Lianke Jacobs, ‘n regte klein dame.

Sea West Account Managing celebrates Casual Day

Employees of Sea West Account Managing in their hero outfits are in front Ella Williams, Frans Janse van Rensburg and Anna Nare. In the middle are Andrea Madikoto, Rikus van der Westhuizen, Sonja van Wyk, Delmarie van der Westhuizen, Susan Lewies, Madeleinde Stoltz, Taryn Baxen, Helen Malatji and Gertrude Ratsheku. At the back are Johann van der Westhuizen, Dirk van der Westhuizen, George Peters and Thomas Legodi.