GET YOUR PUBLIC SERVICE ESSENTIALS AT THE RAND SHOW
And other useful gems at Joburg’s best day out
For as long as most of us can remember, The Rand Show has been a mecca for fun, entertainment, great retail and tasty treats. While this is still true of the 2022 show, there is a more practical side to the event that will make everyone’s lives a little easier too. Great news after the hill we’ve all had to climb in the past two years.
The Public Service Hall will see public service departments and government agencies servicing visitors by answering pressing labour-related enquiries, Government Employees’ Medical Scheme enquiries, service delivery queries and more.
In addition, visitors can find out about careers in public service. Have you ever wondered how to sign up for the SA Air Force or what it takes to become a scientist in our SA Forensics agencies? Then this is the place for you!
The departments exhibiting at the show in Hall 9 are: the SAPS (South African Police Services), the JMPD (Johannesburg Metropolitan Police Department), the Competition Commission, the CRL (Cultural, Religious and Linguistic) Rights Commission, Lifeline SA, the Mopani District Municipality, Rand Water, the South West Gauteng Office, the National Treasury, GEMS (the Government Employees’ Medical Scheme), the Department of Employment & Labour, the Vhembe District Municipality, the CIPC (Companies and Intellectual Property Commission) and the Department of Agriculture, Land Reform & Rural Development.
The Public Service Hall will have something for everyone – even the kids. The JMPD will be setting up the Kiddies’ mini track, which will teach children the rules of the road and road safety in a fun and entertaining way. For the grown-ups, there is a chance to engage with Police Services professionals on serious topics like driver fitness, road safety, crime prevention, bullying, child abuse, human trafficking and substance abuse. And if you ever wondered exactly how speed cameras work, members of the JMPD will be on-hand to give you the inside story.
With venues allowed up to 50% capacity – and taking into account the sheer size of the venue, plus the fact that the show runs across multiple days – the Rand Show is not only geared for catering to enthusiastic visitors out for a day of fun, people can also conveniently make use of public service outlets – many of which were restricted during lockdown. The Rand Show is an opportunity to boost the local economy as businesses get back to what they do best – supply products and services to the consumer.
EXPERIENCE THE DURBAN HOUR AT THE RAND SHOW 2022
powered by Durban Tourism
After two years of not operating, the Rand Show has returned to Nasrec and is taking place during this week, 13 – 18 April 2022. Powered by Durban Tourism, Rand Show 2022 brings you the Durban Hour, from Friday 15 April to Monday 18 April 2022.
The all-new exciting Durban Hour will feature some of Durban’s born and bred headline artists and DJs, with one act performing daily in the Main Arena – where the music festival will be taking place. The music festival tickets are sold separately from the general admission tickets but will grant patrons free access to the Rand Show.
Friday, 15 April at 11h30 – 12h30: DJ Tira.
Saturday, 16 April at 11h30 – 12h30: DJ Tukzin.
Sunday, 17 April at 11h30 – 12h30: DJ Lesoul.
Monday, 18 April at 11h30 – 12h300: Professor.
LESOTHO – PROVIDING WATER AND GREAT TRAVEL
visit The Rand Show 2022 and get the Lesotho experience
Rand Show 2022 (13 to 18 April) is bringing ‘South Africa’s best day out’ back with a vengeance. Exhibitors include a wide variety of retailers, performers, food and drink vendors, entertainment exhibits and government departments. One of the key exhibitors is the Lesotho Highlands Water Project (LHWP), showcasing the progress it has made in supplying new water sources to Gauteng, as well as presenting the incredible attractions of the “Kingdom in the Sky”, Lesotho, one of Southern Africa’s most sought after travel destinations.
The LHWP is a key scheme that aims to address the ongoing water crisis in Gauteng, providing the Province with much-needed water for domestic and industrial use, with the welfare of many affected communities hanging in the balance.
In addition to the educational aspect of the display, visitors will be able to sample the famous Maluti beer at a daily beer tasting on the stand. This will run from 13h00 to 15h00 daily. Some lucky visitors will also receive gifts of Basotho hats, face masks and Lesotho brand -Makhaleng cosmetic products.
Water is a finite resource, and proper management of shared water sources for sustainable economic growth is the LHWP’s ultimate goal. Mr Ilembu Mwakalumbwa from the LHWP says, “A model on the stand will help people visualize how water is transferred from Katse to South Africa (The Journey of Water to RSA), which is great to see.
“Environmental conservation is the key to water security and is a shared responsibility. Our project aims to make water more accessible to all South Africans, as it can be a vital tool for regional integration.
“In addition, as a tourist destination, Lesotho is unparalleled in its diverse beauty and one of very few ski resort destinations in Africa. Lesotho has the perfect mix of natural, cultural and historical destinations that are the envy of many other countries. We are bringing visitors to the Rand Show a taste of what they can experience in the Mountain Kingdom, and we are sure they will be captivated by what the country has to offer.”
The Rand Show is the largest consumer exhibition in Southern Africa. The ultimate family-friendly destination allows South Africans to experience a wide range of exhibitors and attractions.
These include the West Rand’s biggest food and music festival, hundreds of stalls, children’s entertainment, corporate and SMME (Small, Medium and Micro-Enterprise) exhibitions, fashion, VIP experiences and the truly South African vibe that has become a national institution over the Show’s years as an established mainstay in Johannesburg culture.
Rand Show 2022 is proudly sponsored by Kaya 95.9, MTN, Coca Cola, Jacaranda FM, Beacon, AB InBev and the SANDF; and supported by Mahindra, the SAPS, Masterdrive, Volkswagen Soweto, Toyota Soweto, Legends Barber and the Gauteng Tourism Authority.
DATE: 13 – 18 April 2022
TIME: 09h00 -19h00
VENUE: Johannesburg Expo Centre, Nasrec
ADDRESS: Corner Nasrec & Randshow Roads, Johannesburg, 2091
Adult = R95.00
Children 3 to 12 = R60.00
Pensioners = R60.00
Music festival = R170.00 (You get access to the Rand Show as well as the Music Festival).