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Junior Super Chef Competition

Little Cooks Club Competition
In collaboration with Little Cooks Club, Hirsch and Defy are looking for the top Junior Super Chef in KZN, Gauteng and Cape Town.

If you are aged between 8 and 13 and love cooking, then this is for you!

It could be you!

The Hirsch’s Defy Junior Super Chef competition will run from May to July 2015 in all Hirsch branches.


To enter the competition, click here to download the entry form.

If you have any trouble downloading the entry form, please contact us: headoffice(at)littlecooksclub(dot)co(dot)za


•    Competitors must be between the ages of 8 and 13 years.
•    Competitors need to be available to take part in an evening cook-o? event between 17.30 and 18.45 at their closest Hirsch Branch. (Details of the dates are available from the Branch PR and Marketing Officer)
•    If they are selected, competitors will be using a Defy Microwave Air Oven to cook on. A brief lesson will be given on the ovens at Hirsch’s
•    If they win the Branch Level competition, contestants will be entered into the finals and must be prepared to take part in the cook-off at one of the following venues:

  • KZN Contestants – East Coast Radio House and Garden Show – 5.30 p.m. on July 3
  • Gauteng Contestants – Hirsch’s Fourways Branch 5.30 p.m. on July 10
  • Cape Town Contestants – Hirsch’s Milnerton Branch – 5:30 on July 16


If you are interested in taking a course CLICK HERE


Walmart-Massmart merger permitted along with conditions

Walmart Stores can now trade in South Africa, with the Competition Tribunal having approved its merger with Massmart subject to conditions, said the tribunal.

“The Competition Tribunal has at this time approved the merger between Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of the united states (“Walmart”) and South African retailer Massmart Holdings Limited (“Massmart”), subject to conditions,” the tribunal reported.

The final decision comes after hearings recently held on the merger. The hearings came into being at the recommendation of the Competition Commission in February that the merger be authorized without the need of conditions. This subsequent to shareholders voting to accept the US company’s bid to acquire 51 percent of Massmart in a offer worth somewhere around R16.5 billion.


As outlined by Walmart, its rationale for entering into the deal can be described as a plan to be in emerging markets, in particular South Africa and the sub-Saharan region.

The Departments of Economic Development, Trade and Industry and Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries have been opposed to an unconditional approval of the merger, suggesting as an alternative that the merger be approved with conditions in order to safeguard the public interest.

Labour unions, specifically the South African Commercial, Catering and Allied Workers’ Union (Saccawu), the South African Clothing & Textile Workers’ Union (Sactwu), Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) and other unions in industries that sell products directly into the retail sector intervened in the matter, suggesting the fact that the merger really should have conditions and that if this was not possible, that the merger be blocked.

The tribunal suggested it was common cause that the merger creates absolutely no competition concerns, that Walmart does not compete with Massmart, consisting of stores such as Game, Dion Wired and Makro in its chain.

The commission had at first proposed that the merger go ahead without the need of conditions, however , subsequently altered its position as it obtained evidence at the same time also recommending the reinstatement of more than 500 workers that were retrenched by Massmart.

The merged company is going to be forced to honour already existing agreements with unions for a period of three-years.

Walmart (which operates in numerous countries globally, including Mexico and Japan) stated it was ready to commit to no retrenchments for two years.


“This merger will also likely have a number of losers. Walmart’s proposed entry into areas presently underserved by large retailers may possibly displace a number of small businesses and in others, decrease the market share of several major retailers. That is an unavoidable result of the competitive process,” said the tribunal.

“We are, however, mandated by the [Competition] Act not to be indifferent to certain public interest concerns caused by a merger, if they are substantial. The purpose of public interest concerns is not to protect firms from losing out to market forces, but to protect a substantial public interest.”

The tribunal said it would give reasons for the decision on or before 29 June 2011.

Source: BuaNews


Sunrae International Academy Competition

So you wanna be famous?

Sunrae Hair & Beauty Academy presents…

The Moulin Rouge Hair Competition for Apprentices

1st prize valued at up to R24,000

Judging will be on colour and style

Sponsored by: Goldwell, Honey Jewellers & Sunrae Hairdressing & Beauty Academy

Entrants will battle through until the top 12 finalists are chosen

Prelims to take place 20 August 2009

Entry deadline – 14 August 2009

Photo entries only

Please email or deliver your photographic entries along with all contact details to:

Email: sosprojects@mweb.co.za
Delivery Address: Sunrae Academy, 516 Pretoria Rd, Benoni

Judges: Mr SA S Segal, Ilona Nicholson, Chantel Van Zyl

Finals: 28 August 2009

For selection of the overall winner of the 12 finalists
All Models to be dressed in Moulin Rouge fashion

Venue: Chicago’s Night Club, Boksburg

Ticket price: R75.00

Time of main event: 18:30 to 19h30

Get your entries in NOW!