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Supa-Fit Your Vehicle

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Supa-Fit Mechanical Workshop at the GT Centre next to The Great North Road is a great place to supa-fit your vehicle. The GT Centre is well-known to people in the area and Supa-Fit is a one-stop vehicle repair, maintenance and mechanical workshop.
This means that you can buy new tyres for your car and have them balanced and the wheel alignment can be done there. If your car needs a new exhaust or even a free-flow exhaust fitted, Supa-Fit can do it. Maybe your car isn't performing well anymore and you are considering an engine overhaul, then Supa-Fit has the right workshop, equipment and technicians to get the job done. They also do brakes, cv joints, tow bars, batteries and fix punctures. They also do turbo conversions.
You can't miss their workshop when you are travelling on the Great North Road because they have painted their logo in big letters against a red background on their building. If you are like me, the only driver in the family and you don't know what to do whi…

Safety Glasses (East Rand)

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Safety glasses are what Workmaster (East Rand) specialize in. They have all types of protective eyewear. These types of special glasses protect the eyes from particles, water, chemicals or harsh light from striking the eyes. They are required by workers working in hazardous conditions. A few examples of their uses are:

Cold weatherSwimmingPower toolsBlowtorch gogglesWelding gogglesLaboratory and researchAviationPersonal protective equipmentSafety engineering

It’s important to wear good quality safety glasses especially if you require them for extended periods of time. In those situations, it is advisable to go for prescription glasses. Yes, they are also available from Workmaster.

An important requirement is to ensure that the right tinted glasses are obtained for your workers since individual sensitivities to light, known as photophobia, require special consideration.

All protective safety glasses need to comply with SABS and OHS - General Safety Regulations. Workmaster staff have bee…

RBTS Racing

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Book your special car in for world-class Dyna Tuning at RBTS Racing and benefit from the special care taken during the tune-up.
The unique thing about their operation is that their special Dyno Room eliminates the possibility of the motor vehicle inhaling its own hot, oxygen-less exhaust fumes, therefore creating the closest possible driving simulation on the road. A great plus.
Inside the Dyno Room, a large 1-meter diameter extraction fan clears the full volume of air in the dyno room twice every second creating around 40km/h of fresh wind speed. In my opinion, it looks quite like a wind tunnel. The addition of extra cooling fans placed in front of the motor vehicle maximizes the cooling and creates a safe tuning environment for your motor vehicle (Ross thought of everything). This combination gives you the smoothest most drivable maximum power output map and best fuel economy possible which your engine can deliver.
You will be welcomed by their friendly team. Previous articles abou…

A Funeral In Brakpan - Oom David Engelbrecht

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In October 2017 I accompanied my wife to her uncle's birthday party in Brakpan. Her family was very glad to see my wife Maggie since we hadn't visited with them for a long time. The occasion was her “Oom” David’s 85th birthday. From the photos in my article, you could see the great joy on everyone’s faces.

Today we attended David’s funeral, almost a year later. In spite of the somber setting, the people were friendly and open. Maggie was again treated with lots of love. I commented in my previous article that the people from Brakpan don't wear masks and pretend to be someone else or try to act better when in the company of others. No, they just act like themselves with total freedom. Take it or leave it.

So, it was our pleasure to be in their company again. They are always ready to shower you with truckloads of genuine love and respect that will make you want to keep going back for more. You can spot that kind of love a mile away because it is from their hearts.

My camera…

Joburg Gasshuku 9 Sep 2018

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The next Johannesburg Karate Gasshuku will be held on 8 September 2018. For more information, you can go to the website to get more details.
There is no doubt that anyone who is a karateka earns our respect. There have been many movies depicting the sheer brilliance of individuals defending themselves against attackers with martial arts techniques, usually bare-handed. One particular film star that comes to mind is my favorite, Jackie Chan. I love watching the guy going bananas ducking and diving and kicking his way out of several attackers. I just Googled some facts about Jackie Chan and discovered that he is a black belt in Hapkido and also knows other martial arts as well. To the uninformed like me, it all seems like karate, but I am probably insulting the martial arts purists when I make statements like that.
However one looks at the sport of karate and martial arts you have to agree on one thing. You don't mess with those guys because you are going to get your butt kicked go…

SAFETY WORKWEAR THAT PROTECTS YOU

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Workmaster Safety Workwear is vital when it comes to safety on the job.

My first job after school was at the Iron and Steel Corporation, ISCOR, in Vanderbijlpark. My brother-in-law, Arnold, was the motivating factor behind that move.

At the plant, I was issued with a hard hat, overalls, safety boots with steel toecaps, thick leather safety gloves and protective eyewear. Heck, what was I letting myself in for? I was instructed to wear those items because they were necessary for protection.

When I clocked in I was shown my first station and I saw massive slabs of white-hot steel moving along conveyors with rollers. This was inside a gigantic corrugated iron structure that seemed to stretch for miles.

One day I was ordered to remove some slag from a roller on the conveyor. Even with my full protection on I made a mistake and my exposed fore-arm above the glove touched the hot metal and I got burned. I misjudged the heat of the guide rail and suffered the consequences. After that, I had g…

Goodies Restaurant - More Than You'd Expect.

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Goodies Restaurant is a delightful family-friendly restaurant in Glen Marais, Kempton Park, in South Africa. This article serves as an introduction to you if you haven’t had the pleasure of visiting there yet. If you have been to Goodies Restaurant, they now have a brand-new website where you can peruse their menu.

The huge restaurant is situated on the grounds of Goodies 4 Gardens – they also have a new website.
Goodies Restaurant has been around for a long time and has always been a favourite venue for families because they have a thrilling playground for kids. There are a sandpit and a big jumping castle for the little ones to enjoy.

Nestled among a canopy of trees and manicured lawns there are neat sets of tables and chairs for functions. To one side they also have a mini-golf course – a good way to keep the kids occupied when they get restless.

For the thirsty, they have an engaging sports bar with TV screens on the walls for those who want to watch a sports channel while downin…