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Vaal Mall celebrates spring with another Book-Nation drop-off

Since launching over a year ago, Vaal Mall is continuing its campaign of ensuring hundreds of books, magazines, and other reading materials reach as many readers as possible through the mall’s ongoing Book-Nation campaign.

On 1 September, Vaal Mall celebrated spring and doubled the love by donating scores of children’s books and magazines to Ratasetjhaba Primary School in Riversdale, a small farming community outside Meyerton.

Vaal Mall’s Book-Nation drive aims to improve literacy and help young learners develop their imaginations and a life-long love of learning through reading.

Ratasetjhaba Primary School is a no-fee paying school with around 400 learners and is dependent on government funding and donations. The school’s library, the only facility of its kind in the area, opened a year ago with limited stock and resources. In addition to catering for youngsters, the library is also frequently used and enjoyed by adults in the community too.

Carla de Villiers, Marketing Manager at Vaal Mall says the centre is delighted to be able to lend a helping hand to local schools and institutions in need to promote the many positive benefits of increased literacy. “By picking up a book or magazine children not only have a better chance of improving their school marks but also numerous other vital life skills as well. Vaal Mall is very proud to be part of something that encourages reading and learning in communities for both young and old alike,” she says.


Vaal Designer of the Year 2015

Vaal Mall hosted the coveted Vaal Designer of the Year 2015. The theme for this year's event was Fashion Circus.

Vaal Mall teamed up with Models Unlimited, Jean Prieur du Plessis, SA Music Group, Soma Sense Academy and BSpoilt to make the evening a huge success.

Congratulations to the winners!
Category 1: Melissa Kotze
Category 2: Nobuhle Mhongo
Category 3: Marius de Jager
And over all winner: Marius de Jager


Vaal Fashion Week

The Vaal Fashion week to place from 9 - 16 August. The Fashion week was opened by South African Designer Michael Bezuidenhout and daily fashion shows showcased the latest spring and summer fashions available at the retailers.

We also hosted the Inner Goddess reveal as well as the auditions for Miss Petite Vaal, Miss Teen Vaal, Miss & Mr. Vaal. On Friday 15 August the coveted Vaal Designer of the Year took place, where Malinda McTyre received the award for Designer of the Year 2014.


Vaal Mall - Revamp


As part of our Human Rights Day celebration, Vaal Mall visited the Bophelong Children's Home on Friday 20 March

For the project we have partnered up with Dischem (sponsoring nappies and toiletries), King Pie (sponsoring freshly bakes pies for the day), BIDVest Bank (sponsoring non-perishable food) and Pick n Pay (sponsoring plastic kitchen ware).

Vaal Mall sponsored R3 000 worth of food (fresh vegetables, non-perishable food and cleaning detergents), re-filled their gas bottle, supplied each child with a plate, cup, bowl and spoons, and fixed some of their light fittings, assisted with plumbing issues and general maintenance.


The Vaal Mall Wedding Affair took place from 14 - 17 May

The Wedding Affair included exhibitors from across the wedding industry, from caterers, venues, photographers to top of the range designers.


Vaal Mall and Beauty Factory spoiled 500 lucky mom's with a hand cream on Sunday 10 May 2015


Mandela Day

Vaal Mall spent 18 July, National Mandela Day at Bophelong Primary School sprucing up their four Grade 1 classes, soup kitchen and deep cleaning their toilets. We also gave them a new name board and four trolley loads full of educational toys, books and activities. We would like to thank Miss Vaal and Mr Vaal for coming on board as well as Amigo Spur, Panarottis, John Dory's and Afri-Service Cleaning for helping us give back to our community.


The Vaal Designer of the Year 2014

The coveted Vaal Designer of the Year took place on 15 August as part of the Vaal Fashion Week. The evening was filled with glitz and glam and showcased exquisite designs and runway couture. Malinda McTyre won the title of Vaal Designer 2014.


School Shoes 4 Happy Feet

More than four thousand shoes were collected and distributed to primary and high schools in the Vaal 21 Region as part of the School Shoes for Happy Feet project.

Vaal Mall, ShowMe Vaal, Jenifer Jones Entertainment and SA Music Group joined forced in a quest to collect more than 3000 pairs of shoes to be distributed to underprivileged children in the bigger Vaal 21 Region. The region includes Heidelberg, Heilbron, Parys as well as Evaton, Sebokeng, Vandebijlpark, Vereeniging and Sasolburg.

On Saturday, 31 May a collection station was set-up on Vaal Mall where the public and local businesses could donate new school shoes. Riverside Rotary donated 3000 pairs of Toms and Vaal Mall, as part of their Mandela Day is Every Day initiative, sponsored ten thousand rand’s worth of school shoes towards the project and over 4000 shoes were collected in total. Local artists who also came on board in support of the project included Jennifer Jones, Adam Barnard, Byron Keno, Anthony Guillaume, Hannes van Tonder and Jan Botes.

The majority of shoes were distributed on Thursday, 12 and Friday, 13 June and the following schools already benefitted from the project and more shoes are still to be distributed:

Jet Nteo Secondary School | Boiphatong

Oliver Lodge Primary | Vanderbijlpark

Laerskool Oospark | Vanderbijlpark

Botlaung Primary | Sebokeng

Evaton Primary | Evaton

Lindisa Primary | Evaton

Jordan Secondary School | Evaton

Bophelong Primary | Bophelong

A.J. Jacobs Primary | Sasolburg

Leeuwspruit Primary | Sasolburg

Bafula Tshepe Primary | Zamdela

Taaibos Laerskool | Kragbron

Sandersville Primary | Heilbron

Dipkraal Laerskool | Heilbron

HF Verwoerd Secondary | Parys

Seeiso Primary | Sebokeng

Thaba Buyo Primary | Sebokeng

Aha Thato | Evaton

Laerskool Heidelberg | Heidelberg

Laerskool Parksig | Vanderbijlpark

Laerskool Meyerton | Meyerton

Laerskool Voorwaarts | Meyerton

Laerskool Midvaal | Meyerton

Laerskool Japie Greyling | Vereeniging

We would like to thank all the businesses and individuals who contributed towards the project.

(Photos courtesy of Vaal Function Photographers)


Car Carnival: 20 - 23 March 2014


Vaal Mall joins local businesses to recycle for learning with the Rec-E Bag Project

At Vaal Mall, ‘Mandela Day is Every Day’. Vaal Mall and its partners have launched an exciting and inspiring community project to encourage community building and spread goodwill on a regular basis - not only once a year.

Working with Vaal Compu Signs, Models and Dance Unlimited, Canvas Clinic, Early Childhood Development and Miss & Mr Vaal 2013, Vaal Mall started a long-term project that manufactures school bags from old PVC used for its billboards.

On Thursday 16 January 2014, a total of 220 handmade, recycled school bags was presented to the children of four local primary schools. Each bag was furnished with basic stationery needed by primary school children.

“We’re really excited to be part of the home-grown initiative with local businesses and our community and to help make a positive difference to our world and our children. We encourage everyone to join us,” says Carla de Villiers of Vaal Mall Marketing.

She explains that the project has two important goals. By recycling it benefits the environment and focuses on sustainability, creating a platform to educate youngsters about the importance of caring for the environment. Secondly, the bags will help children in their daily school activities.

The team has set themselves a challenging goal. “We aimed to complete 220 bags before 16 January 2014 and we are proud to have achieved the goal and hand out all the bags to four schools in our community,” says de Villiers.

For more information, you are welcome to contact Carla de Villiers on 016 910 0100 or via email on marketing@vaalmall.co.za


Mandela Day is Every Day 11 October 2013

Vaal Mall visited the Itsoseng Bophelong Service Centre for the elderly. The centre cares for up to 30 people on a daily basis, providing them with breakfast and lunch and assists them with social interaction as well as daily activities. The woman make blankets and clothing from sponsored material and the men maintain a garden patch, which is used to feed the people. Vaal Mall sponsored a fridge, microwave oven, pots and a first aid kit to assist with their daily needs and the finalists for Miss & Mr Vaal 2013 contributed non perishable foods and garden supplies.


Vaal Mall joins local businesses and community to recycle for learning with the Rec-E Bag Project

At Vaal Mall, ‘Mandela Day is Every Day’. Vaal Mall and its partners have launched an exciting and inspiring community project to encourage community building and spread goodwill on a regular basis - not only once a year.

Working with Vaal Compu Signs, Models and Dance Unlimited, Canvas Clinic, Early Childhood Development and Miss & Mr Vaal 2013, Vaal Mall started a long-term project that manufactures school bags from old PVC used for its billboards.

The school bags will be given to disadvantaged children in the community.

And the team has set themselves a challenging goal. “We aim to complete 220 bags before 16 January 2014,” says Carla de Villiers of Vaal Mall Marketing.

She explains that the project has two important goals. By recycling it benefits the environment and focuses on sustainability, creating a platform to educate youngsters about the importance of caring for the environment. Secondly, the bags will help children in their daily school activities.

The first phase of this initiative launched on Wednesday, 20 November at the mall. Over 100sqm of PVC was cut out for bags. The community was invited to join in and meet local artists Juan Boucher and Chrizaan, who performed in the Vaal Mall Food Court to add to the feel-good fun of the occasion.

The next step is stitching the bags together on the weekend of 23 and 24 November in the Vaal Mall Food Court. Here, Canvas Clinic will have three teams stitching the bags for shoppers to see, enjoy and share their encouragement.

To start 2014 off on a positive note, everyone has the opportunity to get involved by donating stationery to help children in need at three schools in the area. This stationery drive will take place from 2 to 13 January 2014 at Vaal Mall.

Finally, Thursday 16 January 2014 is the ‘big day’ when the handmade, recycled school bags will be presented to children.

“We’re really excited to be part of the home-grown initiative with local businesses and our community and to help make a positive difference to our world and our children. We encourage everyone to join us,” says de Villiers.

For more information, you are welcome to contact Carla de Villiers on 016 910 0100 or via email on marketing@vaalmall.co.za


The Wedding Affair 4 - 7 July


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