Gauteng News

Rand Easter Show kicks off on a good note

Rofhiwa Marubini

The annual Rand Easter show kicked off on a good note on Friday 19 April, at the Nasrec Expo Center. The show which is one of the main attractions in Gauteng during the Easter holidays, is a good way to keep the entire family entertained.

The Show was established by the Witwatersrand Agricultural Society 125 years ago and initially attracted 3000 visitors.  

It quickly became part of South African heritage attracting industries and dignitaries from around the globe and was a firm favourite with the public, with a record 848,332 visitors attending in 1989.

Mokgadi Mokoena, 46, and her two kids aged 14 and 6, spent their Easter Monday at the Rand Easter Show.

Mokgadi who works at a retail store in South Gate mall said it’s her first time visiting the Easter show, apart from the entertainment and the good food she had, she has learnt a lot from the stalls.

“Apart from being entertained with the games and the food that we had I have learnt a lot from the government stalls at the show, I now have information about the Tshepo 1 million, I’m going to share the information to my unemployed family members”, said an excited Mokgadi.

As for her 14 year old daughter, Disebo who is in Grade 9 at the Meredale Secondary School, she said the Expo has opened her career eyes as she has learnt that there are many careers that the she can pursue when she passes Grade 12.

“It has always been my dream to become a pilot, but today I’ve learned a lot about other opportunities that are waiting for me as I complete my Grade 12, today’s tour was an eye opener as I’m now going to choose my career wisely,” said Disebo

This years’ celebration is one of the best shows ever with the introduction of fantastic on trend, content such as Africa’s biggest celebration of the global sensation game, Fortnite, a new reality cooking and talent show, a beautifully presented flower and décor show, international Fitness Expo, world class military displays, drum majorette Gold Cup.

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