Baker’s Dozen officially opens in Cosmo City Giving you a piece of the pie

Situated at Cosmo Junction in extension 0, Baker’s Dozen is ready to offer its services to the community.

The retailer, which officially opened on 12 December 2020, offers customers  a chance to buy frozen products to heat and eat in the convenience of their homes, and the opportunity to buy products and on-sell, to make a profit.

“The COVID-19 pandemic has affected all our pockets,” reads a statement from the Baker’s Dozen management. “ we are all looking for means to stretch our Rands, good food to pack for the kids to take to school, and an opportunity to make money. “

Baker’s Dozen is the answer, through the sales of products for you to prepare when you need them for the kiddies’ lunch, an easy dinner after work, or to be able to make the products from home and sell them in your community-  giving you some much needed cash!

“Our aim is to sell you the quantities you need- from 6 items to 150, you choose from our pre packed range,” says the management.

“If you have an oven and the ENTREPRENEURIAL spirit of making your own money, you can purchase our products and prepare them at home, just follow our easy instructions on packs. “

Offered  products and pastries include pies, croissants, muffin batter, biscuits, doughnuts, rolls and breads. These are sold frozen and can be baked in any good oven for home use or selling.

Baker’s Dozen is also a coffee shop serving light meals for customers looking to sit down and enjoy our free customer Wi-Fi. Open every day, we are the ideal spot for meetings or just a smoothie after gym.

“We deliver platters (for functions and meetings) and bulk purchases to our customers around Cosmo City for free. Place your order online before 12h00 and see stipulated delivery times for different products and areas. “

Baker’s Dozen will be carrying own range products but will also stock some leading products that so far have only been available to caterers due to volume- now they are at your door step.

Baker’s Dozen, From the Oven with Love

Greater Lanseria Master Plan Draft out

The Greater Lanseria Master Plan is the first stage in the development of the new post-apartheid Smart City in Lanseria announced by President Ramaphosa in his 2020 State of the Nation Address and a draft of the master plan is now available for public comment.

 A Smart City in the South African context must use innovative technologies to provide smarter and more sustainable services to create a new normality that will change the apartheid spatial architecture and provide social and economic opportunity for all South Africans.

The Lanseria Smart City will not be a new, glitzy Dubai or Singapore but a true post-apartheid city based on the “TRAM” principles: a Transformative city structure for true social and economic inclusion; Re-industrialization of the city economy; Adaptive and resilient to change; Modernizing to be more internationally competitive. 

Lanseria will become a modern South African city in which people find normality, urban prospect and dignity in a place that subscribes to the fundamental principles of inclusion, sustainability and life-enhancing smartness for all. It will create significant economic opportunity, building on the influence of Lanseria International Airport, in the vicinity of marginalised communities like Diepsloot and Cosmo City on this north-western periphery of the Gauteng City Region and provide a basis for sustainable urban consolidation in this area.

Lanseria is one of the places that can absorb a lot of that growth in a structured way and although the private sector has been wanting to develop in the Lanseria area for the past 20 years, there has been no development because the area sits on the edge of four different municipalities – City of Johannesburg, Mogale City, City of Tshwane and Madibeng - and is not a priority for any of them. As a result, the required bulk infrastructure to enable development is inadequate.

The Gauteng Provincial Government appointed a professional team led by GAPP Architects and Urban Designers (GAPP) to draft a master plan for the Greater Lanseria area. The objective of the Greater Lanseria Master Plan is to determine the bulk infrastructure requirements to ensure the realisation of the smart city at the core of the wider development node. The master plan looks at transport, water, sanitation, stormwater management, electricity, solid waste, information and communication technologies, health, education, social and economic infrastructure, agriculture, environmental and heritage aspects and will also propose governance and institutional arrangements for the area. It covers the infrastructure programmes and projects of several stakeholders within the Gauteng City Region, including the National Government, State Owned Enterprises, the Gauteng Provincial Government and its agencies, municipal governments and entities and the private sector.

The draft master plan can be viewed online or downloaded from the following website: or the following link

Videos of detailed presentations on different aspects of the draft master plan are available on YouTube at the following link:

A Facebook page and Twitter account have also been set up for the master plan as follows:   and  @LanseriaSCity

Written comments on the draft master plan can be sent to the following email address: until the close of the comment period. For further information on the draft master plan please contact Nomi Muthialu or Julian Drew of the GAPP professional team at 011 209 2698. ��

MMC visits Kya Sands Industrial Park

 The City of Johannesburg MMC for Economic Development, Cllr. Lawrence Khoza conducted an oversight to assess the service offerings and effectiveness at Kya Sands Industrial Park on Tuesday 8 December 2020.

 The MMC also visited other Economic Development Projects sites at Devland Industrial Park and Klipspruit Industrial Park.

Kya Sands Industrial Park serves as a job opportunity industrial area for residents from Kyasands, Cosmo City and its surrounding areas. With COVID-19 pandemic hindering several economic opportunities, MMC Khoza undertook the site visits to ensure that service offerings at the various Opportunity Centres are fully operational and arising challenges that hinder operations will be addressed.

“We came here to engage with the leadership of business in this area,” Councilor Khoza said. “Power supply is very problematic in Kya Sands Industrial Park. Our aim is to intervene as the City of Johannesburg to ensure that business communities survive. We want to make sure that the climate is conducive so that these businesses can operate smoothly.”

The Opportunity Centres are an integral part of the City’s response to empowering Small Medium Micro Enterprises (SMMEs) with the right tools and training to run sustainable businesses. Established and emerging small businesses across all sectors are further provided with multiple relevant service offerings such as business development, marketing strategy development, supply chain training and advice on entrepreneurship.

The City Of Johannesburg recently launched the youth cooperatives, and MMC Khoza said its aim is to reduce crime, which is mainly perpetrated by the youth. “These cooperatives are aimed at creating opportunities for the young people. We want to see at least 500 cooperatives per region. These cooperatives will not focus on one sector, but they will be multi-sectorial.”

He concluded that he is very happy to see progress about the interventions the City is making to help resuscitate the economy amid coronavirus pandemic.

World AIDS Day commemorated in style

Motivational speakers excited and inspired children at Honeydew Toyota Halfway when Nosipho Signoria Hashe (NSH) Youth Development hosted its Skip a Meal event, 1 December 2020, to commemorate World AIDS Day with the orphans.

Every year on 1 December, the world commemorates World AIDS Day. People around the world unite to show support for those living with and affected by HIV and to remember the millions who lost their lives to AIDS.

“It is necessary to teach children about a healthy lifestyle,” said NSH Founder Nosipho Hashe, “because they should know how to protect themselves from HIV and AIDS. There are many children without parents, and this year we decided to spend a day with them and show some love. From the little that we get from our sponsors, we saw it important to include Thandanani House of Refuge orphanage in this year’s World AIDS Day commemorations.”

During the day, local artists including Rjay, Tito Khoza Jackson, Kufuff Director, Kaymow and Stesh2million entertained the children.

“I was so happy to see the children so excited,” said Jabulile Mlanjana of Thandanani House of Refuge. “The commemorations were successful and we are grateful to be included this year. 2020 has been so tough, but we are thankful for NSH, Toyota and other sponsors who managed to inspire our children on this day.”

Hashe, who also does beauty pageantry, said a lot of events are being planned to uplift the community next year.

“We are planning to do a Johannesburg brands exposure and cultural festival in April,” she said. “We will also do a Johannesburg North pageant in September. We will do all the events at Halfway Toyota Honeydew. The aim is to uplift the community and expose talent.

 “We have been doing Mr and Miss Cosmo City for the past eight years, but we have been facing some challenges, Hashe said. “One big challenge is that there are different organisations that are now doing the same concept. The disappointing thing is that those organisers were crowned by NSH. We do not like it because it has brought so much confusion in the community.”

She added that her organisation is in need of transport and equipment like video camera, sound, and T-shirt printers.

Hashe thanked the sponsors who made the event successful:Halfway Toyota Honeydew, B2P Funeral Services, Hartes Boat Company, Romans Pizza, DM Creationz, Game Twisters, New North TV and Azania Digital Radio. 8����� �

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