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City departments and companies will have stands at the Rand Show, where residents can get information and help, and win prizes.
THERE will be more on offer than fun fairs, extreme zones and talent shows at this year’s Rand Show – Joburg residents will have the opportunity to interact with City officials, and win some prizes while they are at it.

Visitors to the JMPD stand try out the super bikesVisitors to the JMPD stand try out the super bikesNumerous departments and municipal-owned entities (MOEs) will be on site at the Nasrec Expo Centre from 22 April to 2 May. These include emergency management services, Joburg Water, Pikitup, City Parks, City Power, transportation department, Johannesburg Roads Agency, Johannesburg Zoo, Joburg Tourism, Johannesburg Social Housing Company, department of environmental planning and management, Metrobus and Joburg Market.

“The City and its participating departments and MOEs will use the Rand Show as a platform to showcase service delivery successes, projects and campaigns that have made a difference to the City’s customers and have enhanced service delivery levels,” said spokesperson, Thembelihle Radebe.

“This is one of the exhibitions that offers a platform for engaging with local, national and continental visitors,” she said. “This year is no different as the City plans to have a bigger, more interactive, entertaining and informative exhibition than ever.”

This will incorporate educational sessions and displays. The educational sessions will take place every day and last two hours, covering greening, recycling, road safety, vehicle and pedestrian safety, and maintaining a healthy lifestyle, as well as energy- and water-saving tips.

There will also be facilities where visitors will be able to log and address water-related customer service problems, vehicle fines verification and street address verification.

Displays will consist of a recycling station, a mobile BeSafe unit and a general crowd-pleaser, the K9 unit.

As added incentive, there will be prizes. Trees that can be planted at home, goodie bags for the kids and City of Joburg merchandise are all up for grabs. The City’s stand will be in Hall 7, which is the government hall, and will be open from 10am to 7pm daily.

Tickets for the Rand Show are R75 for adults, R25 for children between the ages of six and 16, and free for kids under the age of six; they are available from Computicket.

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