My East Rand Blog

The Devil Wears Prada

The Devil Wears Prada

The Devil Wears Prada The Devil Wears Prada: Andrea Sachs, a recent graduate of Brown University has a degree in English. She moves to New York City with her best friend, Lily, a graduate...

Clematis Dr Ruppel

Clematis Dr Ruppel

Clematis Dr Ruppel Clematis Dr Ruppel:  These are magnificent flowers, which are produced in abundance in early summer. They have a pink blush along the length of each petal.   Clematis Dr Ruppel is a...

Bacon and sweet potato quiche

Bacon and sweet potato quiche

Bacon and sweet potato quiche Ingredients 1 piece of refrigerated pie dough for 9″ pie 8 slices of bacon, cut into fine strips 1 large onion, diced 2 medium-sized sweet potato, peeled and sliced...

The Moon and More

The Moon and More

The Moon and More The Moon and More:  Luke is the perfect boyfriend.  He is handsome, kind and fun. He and Emaline have been together all through high school in Colby, the beach town where...

Clivia plants thrive in shade

Clivia plants thrive in shade

Clivia plants thrive in shade Clivia plants thrive in shade:  Species of Clivia are found only in South Africa and Swaziland.  They are typically forest undergrowth plants, adapted to low light, with the exception...

French toast with cinnamon and nutmeg

French toast with cinnamon and nutmeg

French toast with cinnamon and nutmeg French toast with cinnamon and nutmeg:  An all time, breakfast, lunch or supper favourite, for kids and adults from all over.   In addition,  using low fat yogurt instead of...

Rhodesfield High Tech Building

Rhodesfield High Tech Building

Rhodesfield High Tech Building: THE president of the Institute of Municipal Finance Officers (IMFO), Jane Masite, officially unveiled the institute’s new state of the art building on Fortress Street in Rhodesfield. At the same time the...

New Public Holiday For SA

New Public Holiday For SA

New Public Holiday For SA: Public holidays some of us love them mostly the workers not so much the business owners and now a new public holiday has been instated. President Jacob Zuma has declared...

Rosberg Takes Singapore

Rosberg Takes Singapore

Rosberg Takes Singapore: In the end, it was another race led from start to finish for Nico Rosberg, who converted his majestic qualifying lap on Saturday into a third straight victory since the summer break. It seemed...

Petrol Price Soon To Go Up

Petrol Price Soon To Go Up

Petrol Price Soon To Go Up: South Africa’s recent period of fuel price reductions is set for a reversal as the weakening rand and stronger international petroleum prices combine at the pumps. “The rand’s slow, steady...

Where do I go

Where do I go

Where do I go Where do I go:  Gabrielle Fairbanks has nearly lost touch with the carefree,  spirited young woman she was. Then she married her husband sixteen years ago. But when the couple...

How To Be Frugal

How To Be Frugal

How To Be Frugal: Some of you read this and wonder what does the word frugal mean. Well in short a person who lives simply and economically can be called frugal. Being frugal doesn’t mean...

Birch Acres Flares Up With Protest Action

Birch Acres Flares Up With Protest Action

Birch Acres Flares Up With Protest Action: Yesterdays protest at Birch Acres Mall follows on from 2014 inquiries from residents regarding the use of open spaces. Residents blocked roads off with burning tyres and rocks since...

Colour your garden with spoon daisies and others

Colour your garden with spoon daisies and others

Colour your garden with spoon daisies and others Colour your garden with spoon daisies and others:  Quick fix your garden with daisies. These flowering annuals are perfect.  But for those of us who want something...

Cold Weekend Ahead

Cold Weekend Ahead

Cold Weekend Ahead: The South African Weather Service has warned Johannesburg residents to prepare for a significant drop in temperatures this weekend as a cold front prepares to sweeps in. It is reported that temperatures will drop...

Cheddar and mushroom tart

Cheddar and mushroom tart

Cheddar and mushroom tart Ingredients: Cheddar Pastry 3/4 cup all-purpose flour 1/4 teaspoon salt 6 tablespoons cold unsalted butter 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese 2-3 tablespoons cold full cream milk In a spacious bowl,...

The Girl from Penny Lane

The Girl from Penny Lane

The Girl from Penny Lane The Girl from Penny Lane:  Kitty Drinkwater, is young.  She lives in Paradise Court, just off Burlington Street. Kitty is always hungry and dressed in rags, as life is tough...

SARS Goes Mobile

SARS Goes Mobile

SARS Goes Mobile: THE 2016 individual tax filing season has begun and the SARS Mobile Tax Truck (MTT) will be at Kempton Park Civic Centre on September 26 from 9am to 3pm. The MTT will assist...

Fraudsters Arrested

Fraudsters Arrested

Fraudsters Arrested: Five suspects, aged 24 to 42, have been arrested for fraud and possession of a stolen motor vehicle on Friday. The five attempted to fraudulently collect transformers worth R70 000 from a company in...

Growing ivy plants indoors

Growing ivy plants indoors

Growing ivy plants indoors Growing ivy plants indoors:   Hedera is commonly called ivy.   It is a genus of 12 to15 species of evergreen climbing or ground-creeping woody plants. In the family Araliaceae, it is...

Ekurhuleni Restricts Water Use By 15%

Ekurhuleni Restricts Water Use By 15%

Ekurhuleni Restricts Water Use By 15%: In response to a call by the National Department of Water and Sanitation, the metro has announced it will implement measures to curb water consumption by 15% with additional...

Factory Fire In Kempton

Factory Fire In Kempton

Factory Fire In Kempton: Ekurhuleni Disaster and Emergency Management Services spokesman, William Ntladi, said Kempton’s fire-fighters swiftly responded to the call which was received at about 8pm Sunday night. “The Kempton crew was backed up...

Vegetable casserole

Vegetable casserole

Vegetable casserole Ingredients 1 large onion, diced 3 cups mixed vegetables cut into small pieces (Use carrots,  parsnips, brussel sprouts,  broccoli and cauliflower. Also use mushrooms and potatoes) 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 cup low...

Big Things On The Cards For Metro

Big Things On The Cards For Metro

Big Things On The Cards For Metro: Ekurhuleni Mayor, Mzwandile Masina, wants his administration to be remembered for the quick resolution of community issues and accelerated service delivery. And to achieve maximum results, the metro...

Springboks No Match For Australia

Springboks No Match For Australia

Springboks No Match For Australia: Heavy rain earlier in the day made for slippery conditions at Lang Park but South Africa, looking to make amends for a loss to Argentina in their last game, made...

Pipes That Go Bust

Pipes That Go Bust

Pipes That Go Bust: Two water pipe bursts around central Kempton Park within hours of each other, have left many residents without water yesterday morning. According to Clr Jaco Terblanche a pipe on Du Plessis Street...

Join OUTA To Avoid E-Toll States DA

Join OUTA To Avoid E-Toll States DA

Join OUTA To Avoid E-Toll States DA: The DA has called on Gauteng residents who refuse to pay e-tolls to join the defence umbrella of the Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (OUTA). This comes after SANRAL agreed...

The Eye Collector

The Eye Collector

The Eye Collector The Eye Collector: When the story starts with an epilogue and the first chapter is the end,  one can’t help asking if this is just a gimmick or it serves a...

Vodacom And Gautrain Partners Up

Vodacom And Gautrain Partners Up

Vodacom And Gautrain Partners Up: Vodacom has successfully extended its 4G coverage along most Gautrain routes to include 4G+ in the underground tunnels which is a first in South Africa. The move will ensure that Vodacom...

Water Shortage For Kemptonians

Water Shortage For Kemptonians

Water Shortage For Kemptonians: Rand Water has started to cut water supply to the municipality as no water restrictions are in place in the metro. The DA has expressed its concern regarding the random water outages...