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Congratulations to Arné and Gillian Nel

“Let there be spaces in your togetherness, And let the winds of the heavens dance between you. Love one another but make not a bond of love: Let it be rather a moving sea between the shores of your souls.”

– Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet

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Congratulations to Arné and Gillian Nel who promised true and everlasting love to each other on 5 May. We wish you much happiness!

Newtons sponsors Mangaung Metro Chess teams in the 2017 Southern African Junior Chess Championships

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Newtons was one of the sponsors to the 13 Mangaung Metro Chess teams who participated in the 2017 Southern African Junior Chess Championships (SAJCC) in Johannesburg from the 3rd to the 8th of January 2018. The SAJCC is one of the premier chess events in South Africa and hosts in excess of 2,500 junior chess players and officials. The team tournament features regional teams of between 6 and 10 players who compete in age categories ranging from u/8 to u/20.

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One of the greatest highlights of the tournament was Chess Grandmaster Hikaru Nakamura’s presence at the tournament. He officially opened the SAJCC, played in the public finals of the Speed Chess Championship against GM Magnus Carlsen, then later on gave a chess lecture. He rounded off his visit by holding an impressive 101-game-simul, one of the biggest ever of its kind on African soil and then decided to assist and sponsor two lucky chess players who impressed him with their talent.

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Not just a pretty face – Meet Sané van der Watt,

Not just a pretty face

Meet Sané van der Watt,

Third year SAICA trainee accountant at Newtons and resident fitness guru. Sané has been an inspiration to us all with the dedication and hard work she put into preparing for the NABBA Free State / Northern Cape Provincial Competition that took place on 16 September. Here she came 3rd and qualified for the SA’s in the Sportsmodel category which took place in Pretoria on 7 October where she placed 6th.

Well done Sané!

Congratulations to our Breast Cancer Awareness Fundraising winners!

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Congratulations to our “Toasted Sandwiches Making” team who raised the most money during our breast Cancer Awareness Month Fundraising Challenge!

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Thanks to their efforts they raised R800!

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In second place, we had the “Guess how many Marshmallows in the Jar” team.

Congratulations Lucha on wining a delicious Carrot Cake by guessing the closest number!

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In third place was the “Brownies and milkshake” team.

Thanks for all the initiative, effort and work that went into these weekly Friday events during October! In total, we raised R2129.00 for Breast Cancer Awareness!