Annual Deutsche Internationale Schule Johannesburg Schulbasar on 29th May

From : JT Communication Solutions

German School Bazaar heats the winter chill

05/03/2010 13:35:48

The annual Deutsche Internationale Schule Johannesburg Schulbasar will provide a fun-filled day of entertainment on Saturday 29 May 2010. Since 1893, the Deutsche Schule zu Johannesburg has hosted this event, nurturing it to become a “must see” on the Johannesburg lifestyle calendar. On several occasions, up to 30 000 people filled the school grounds in Parktown to experience German culture at the food and drink stalls in the carnival-like atmosphere. The Schulbasar initiative has also assisted the school to raise funds for its various social programmes. In 2005, the school decided to separate the Basar into two functions, namely the Deutsche Schule BierfestTM and the Schulfest/School Basar, in an effort to establish better security for festival goers at the school premises. The Bierfest was moved to an external venue, and the Basar was transformed once again into a family event for the German and local community in South Africa. As a part of its reincarnation the School Basar now offers a limited number of tickets for patrons of the Basar in an effort to offer better security and to create an authentic family fun experience for the young and old, re-enforcing the school’s image which focuses on family. Deutsche Internationale Schule Johannesburg Marketing Manager Gaby Ullmann says it is good for the festival to focus on family because it is hosted at a school. “The Basar offers a lot of entertainment for every age group. The Regenbogen Kindergarten will look after and entertain the little ones; we have games, carousels, jumping castles, magicians, stilt walkers, clowns, balloon sculptors and so many more exciting things. All our classes have organised at least one activity or attraction for young and old.” For teenagers, the school has organised go-karts, bunjee jumping, a disco, soccer activities and foofy slides. For the older festival goers, there will be two beer tents with local and imported beer, the Beer Mug Band and other music entertainment, lots of German and local food like Eisbein, Fleischkase und ‘Wurst mit Kartoffelsalat’. For more information and ticket sales go to or call Gaby Ullman 011 482 3033 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 011 482 3033 end_of_the_skype_highlighting or e-mail Notes for the Editor: – Entrance tickets are available from the DSJ: Advance ticket sale R 80, Pensioners R50. – At the gate tickets cost R100 (no reduction for anybody), children under the age of 12 are free. – Alcohol will not be sold to persons under the age of 18; ID has to be produced on demand – Free park-and-ride at John Orr Technical High School, Owl Street, Milpark, off Empire Road – Free Parking at Milpark Hospital, Guild Road – Parking at the Boy Scouts – on entrance fee For media related queries interviews, photos etc. call Rami or Zama on 011 788-7632/1 or e-mail: /

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  1. Posted September 21, 2010 at 10:42 am | Permalink

    I would like to bring to your attention that the magazine, which is very educational for school children, namely ”German Life”, is available on the ”Google” website. The magazine covers the German community in the U.S.A. as well as Europe and Namibia, which can be subscribed for. I as a non-German national have had already one article on Namibia published.The website is
    My personal articles regarding for instance the discovery of the Sterkfontein Caves by my grandfather Guglielmo Martinaglia, as well as other historic interesting stories regarding the Italian Community in South Africa can be viewed on ”Google” – insert ”Andre Martinaglia” only.
    Yours Sincerely,
    Cav. Andre E. Martinaglia

  2. Posted October 2, 2010 at 3:28 pm | Permalink

    Thank you for publishing my letter to you. I certainly hope that the teachers as well as students at your wonderful school will gain much knowledge as a result.
    With Kind Regards,
    Cav. Andre E. Martinaglia

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