Big expo for Groot Aub

Over the long weekend at the end of August, the community located 49 km south of Windhoek presents sport, entertainment and business opportunities.

11 August 2019 | Events

Groot Aub plays host to a business expo later this month.

The event takes place at the Eiland soccer field from 23 to 26 August and features business, music, good food, drinks and entertainment for the kids.

According to Hedwig Samuel of the Blessings on Blessings Foundation that is responsible for organising the event, they would like to ensure that residents of Groot Aub are equipped with business skills and knowledge to help them implement initiatives that fight unemployment and lack of resources in the constituency. Along with this, they hope to transform the lives of the community, create employment opportunities and in so doing, create an income.

The expo itself gives SMEs, businesses and individuals an opportunity to sell and showcase their products, while serving as a platform for entrepreneurs to exchange information and business ideas and to boost the morale of upcoming entrepreneurs.

Hedwig says that according to their research, there are three major challenges the community faces, firstly that people on ARV treatment need food to continue their treatment; that children are in desperate need of school uniforms; and finally, that orphans and the elderly don't have enough food.

“We feel that hosting the expo can help address these issues. However, to make a success of the event, we are calling on support of any kind. Not only will you be assisting us in making this event a success, but you will also be contributing to the community,” she says.


One of the highlights on the programme is 7-a-side soccer competition in which the winners will go home with N$2 000, while the second placed team gets N$1 000 and the third and fourth placed teams win N$500 each. Registration for the soccer cost N$500 per team. Call Maggy on 081 400 1514 to register before 21 August.

Along with the soccer, there is a ­netball competition, also with cash up for grabs. Registration costs N$100 per group. Contact Celeste on 081 220 5888 for more info and to register.

In terms of entertainment, guests can look forward to performances by Sunny Boy, TBoss and Staika, Swartbaster and Gysie.

So all in all, there is something for everyone.


Sponsors on board so far include FNB Namibia, NamiGreen, New Era, Target Farming, Justine, Virgo Real Estates, Windhoek Security Services, Get Designs Namibia, Premier Print Solutions, Osh-Med International, The Trophy Palace and Rent-a-Drum.

Expo times are from 09:00 to 22:00 daily. Entrance before 17:00 costs N$10 for adults and N$5 for kids, whereafter it will cost N$20 for adults, N$10 for kids and N$10 for cars.

Stall space is still available for corporates (N$1 000), food and drinks (N$500), N$250 for the kiddies corner and N$250 for SMEs. Application forms for the Miss Groot Aub Expo pageant cost N$50, as do application forms for entertainment.

Groot Aub is located 49 km south of Windhoek.

For more information, call Hedwig on 081 720 0505.

Similar News


Have your say at #Fashiontribes

2 days ago - 18 August 2019 | Events

“People want to be in their own fashion tribes, so they want to wear the same clothes to be connected to everyone else in that...

You gotta lead to succeed

2 days ago - 18 August 2019 | Events

Well, everyone knows that people­ management is downright difficult. So, Future Females Namibia created an event specifically for you!“Lead and manage your business to success”...

Hoopskepper Elsabe kom kuier

1 week ago - 11 August 2019 | Events

Die Kankervereniging van Namibië bied volgende maand verskeie vertonings van Elsabe Aldrich aan, wat bekend is as pretprater en hoopskepper van formaat.Elsabe is 'n motiveringspreker...

Gathering Mighty Men

2 weeks ago - 04 August 2019 | Events

The Mighty Men Namibia Conference – an annual gathering of Christian men and boys – takes place on Farm Vredelus next weekend.Themed Encounter with God,...

Small beginnings end big

2 weeks ago - 04 August 2019 | Events

Local pageant goes nationalRehoboth is the place to be on 24 August, because that is when the crowning of Mr and Miss Face of Namibia...

A closer look at our water

2 weeks ago - 04 August 2019 | Events

Innovative Water Management in a Water-Scarce Environment is the theme of a talk hosted by Piet Heyns at the Namibia Scientific Society on Tuesday (6...

Calling on the Kalahari

2 weeks ago - 04 August 2019 | Events

With 16 entries of Land Rover brands and other vehicle makes, an extended weekend from 19 to 21 July saw Land Rover Owners Namibia (LRON)...

'Boekklub' se Armand kuier in Windhoek

3 weeks ago - 28 July 2019 | Events

Die bekende Suid-Afrikaanse akteur en kosskrywer Armand Aucamp kuier volgende week in Windhoek by die Vintage Coffee Shop waar hy versnaperings uit sy jongste boek...

Elkeen is beeldskoon in eie reg

3 weeks ago - 28 July 2019 | Events

Windhoek • Barry de Klerk Oor twee weke word die heel eerste “Miss Plus Size”-skoonheidskompetisie in Windhoek gehou, en die organiseerders beloof dit gaan 'n...

Scouts heading to America

1 month - 21 July 2019 | Events

Yolanda NelThirty scouts from across the country left today (Sunday) to attend the 24th World Scouts Jamboree that starts this week.The Namibian scouts attending this...

Latest News

City of angels

2 days ago - 18 August 2019 | Society

Tanja Bause “More and more kids in Namibia are being orphaned daily and fewer people are taking care of them,” says Bettie Hoakhaos (52) of...

Ongos on the go

2 days ago - 18 August 2019 | Infrastructure

The groundbreaking ceremony for the N$ 4.3 billion housing project of the Ongos Valley took place in the capital this earlier this week. A total...

Residents and |Gôagoses at loggerheads

2 days ago - 18 August 2019 | Infrastructure

Residents of Duneside informal settlement in Rehoboth’s Block E said they want their Town Council and the Rehoboth Urban East Constituency office to bring basic...

Good possibility for rain

2 days ago - 18 August 2019 | Disasters

Swakopmund • Erwin LeuschnerFor many Namibians, especially farmers, there may be a small glimmer of hope. The strong El Niño phenomenon, which is one of...

Giving hope to the destitute

2 days ago - 18 August 2019 | Social Issues

Walvis Bay • Leandrea Louw The Promiseland Trust, established in Walvis Bay in 2009, feeds more than 2 500 children across the town every day.Founded...

Vlinders vlieg hoog

2 days ago - 18 August 2019 | People

Windhoek • Yolanda Nel Oulike babaklere het 'n manier om enige mamma-hart te laat smelt en ander broeis te laat. Juis daarom het 'n mamma...

Agriculture in harmony with nature

2 days ago - 18 August 2019 | Environment

“Sustainability so often has negative connotations,” says Fabian von Hase. He finds the term “ecological health” more fitting.“Sustainable means that we do less harm to...

Prickly intruders

2 days ago - 18 August 2019 | Environment

Windhoek • Theresa Lang Gunhild Voigts carries gardening tools with her wherever she goes. Peek in her car and you will find rakes, saws and...

Computers for Omaheke library

2 days ago - 18 August 2019 | Education

The Omaheke regional library in Gobabis last week received a donation of laptops from Bank Windhoek. At the handing over, the director of education in...

Load More