Rand Easter Show 2018... And so it starts.
Article and Photographs by AB T.C. Atson
crack of dawn on Wednesday 28 March, members of the SA
Navy Gun Run team and precision drill squads started
practising during a Morning Live broadcast to show the
nation a taste of what to expect from this year’s SANDF
participation at the annual Rand Show held at NASREC,
Director Defence Corporate Communications, Brigadier
General Mafi Mgobozi, briefing the media on the SANDF’s
role during the Rand Show.
practice demonstration, a media briefing was held at the
Expo Centre auditorium where Johannesburg Expo Centres
CEO, Mr Craig Newman, welcomed and addressed the media
to the 124th Rand Show.
briefing he highlighted some of the new attractions to
the show, such as the flower and gardening exhibit and
something with a twist which should prove very popular,
the House of horrors experience.
of Mr Newman’s presentation, Director Defence Corporate
Communications, Brigadier General Mafi Mgobozi addressed
the media on the role of the SANDF for this year’s show
saying: “We will be giving you a glimpse of what a
soldier’s everyday working environment is like. Such as
the capability demonstrations, field surgery rooms,
water purification systems and advanced weapon systems
which are some of the exhibits on display.”
completion of the media briefing, invited media was
taken on a tour of the SANDF exhibits on display. During
this time they also interacted with SANDF members
present from the various formations and were also
briefly informed about what exactly each formation’s
role is during combat.
Morning Live up close and personal