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YAPS Action Soccer Tournament – June 2016 (PART 1)

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YAPS Action Soccer Tournament – June 2016 (PART 2)

A special thank you goes to Nuno Simoes for this album.

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YAPSnetwork event with our guest Cindy Poluta – May 2016

We hosted our bimonthly YAPSnetwork event last week at The Standard Bank Incubator in Rosebank with guest speaker Cindy Poluta from EWN (702 & 947). Cindy shared stories from her Portuguese upbringing and career path that had the crowd clapping and laughing all the way through with her fantastic sense of humour and impersonations of her Vovo.

After Cindy’s talk there were heated games of Bisca between our old YAPS members with some new members learning the game for the first time.

Thank you to everyone that attended and Standard Bank for the catering. We’ll see you at the next one!

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SAPCC Networking – March 2016

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There is the old adage: work hard; play hard. Well, YAPS and the South African Portuguese Chamber of Commerce (SAPCC) have managed to combine the two!

Yapsters, who are automatically affiliated with the SAPCC, enjoyed a bustling evening of networking with the leaders of Portuguese commerce. Entrepreneurs and corporate big guys were able to rub shoulders, mingle and forge new business alliances and relationships on the same playing field. This exchange of crucial details took place in 5 minute sessions of speed networking.

The evening was a huge success and was televised on RTP’s Hora dos Portugueses.
Click here to view

Obrigado to the SAPCC and Standard Bank for a prosperous evening!

YAPS AGM Meeting with guest speaker J’Something – Feb 2016

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Our first networking event of the year has started the social year off with a grande bang! 

Thanks to Standard Bank for their spectacular new professionals offering they put together for our yapsters – first world advanced banking now in reach of the youth – free data, personal banker, black cards and travel offers; need we say more?

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YAPS helping hands – Beinvenue Shelter Nov 2015

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‘Tis the season and giving is what you do best. We were able to fill our cars to the brim with groceries and Christmas gifts which you donated. We delivered these to the Lovely Bears Crèche and Bienvenu Shelter on Saturday morning. The Crèche held their pre-school graduation which we were privileged enough to attend. Your gifts and donations lit up the faces of the kids, giving desperately needed love and hope to children who have had to grow up far too soon. 

We wish you and your families a blessed Christmas and a Happy New Year!

YAPS Christmas Dinner 2015

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Merry Christmas to our wonderful YAPS members! We definitely ended this year on a high note. The merriment and goodwill of Christmas was tangible at our charity dinner. Café Duarte served up a mouth-watering three course menu and their ambiance, as always, was true to the Portuguese spirit. Once everyone arrived – Portuguese time is real! – we seated ourselves around generous mountains of food, glinting tinsel and the explosion of Christmas  crackers. In the spirit of Christmas we even gave Nicole the night off and had our own Carlos DJ!

YAPS social/networking event 15 October 2015

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Standard Bank graciously hosted one of our epic networking events on Thursday 15 October 2015. The Standard Bank Incubator in Rosebank was booked to capacity. We are thrilled to have met the new YAPsters!

Standard Bank gave a prodigious presentation of their products designed for our YAPS members. Congratulations to the lucky winners who won prizes in the lucky draw. After the prizes, DJ Nicole da Silva: who needs no introduction here, took to the floor. We learned that Nicole is brains, beauty and all about the music. The BSC wielding local celeb kept us enthralled with her story of her rise to fame (we were amazed at the lengths she went to, to achieve and live her dream – truly an inspiration. Nicole’s story is about hard work – lots of hard work – add that to sheer determination and you will reach your goals. PS Nicole is also our vice chair lady!

The talented barista was kept busy while we mingled and did what we know best: festa! Yet again, as is the Portuguese way, good food, drink and familia resulted in a winning night.

YAPS Festa 2015 (featuring Micasa)

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MiCasa na sua casa!

The freezing Saturday night was certainly heated up by the stellar line up of our home grown DJs who relentlessly pleased the crowd beat after beat.

Just when we thought the festa had reached its peak MiCasa blew it right out of the water!

Partying vibes played off from the decks of Nicole Da Silva [5fm], DJ Ricardo Da Costa, Mickey Pereira, DJ Rix and Irmões De Deus kept our 500+ festa-nistas begging for more!

Então, we have listened and rest assured there will be mais mais mais!

SAPCC Gala Dinner

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The elegant setting of the Wanderers set the tone for the sophisticated evening honouring those in our Portuguese community who are and are fast becoming commercial powerhouses and promoting our culture and business dynamics in South Africa.

Naturally YAPS were in the spotlight!

Our vice chair lady, Nicole da Silva all but stole the show as a phenomenal MC.

This was the second gala dinner and was an awards evening. There are already over 900 Portuguese businesses registered with the SAPCC. Needless to say, the competition is tough!

The networkers were made up of everyone from small business owners to the Portuguese Ambassador. Not only were awards handed out to the background of live music and classical instruments but also prizes were given away; including a Hyundai, Emirates flights and a Tag Heuer! 

Congratulations to everyone involved!  We look forward to the third gala dinner!

Bowling 2013

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Soccer Tournament

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SAVF – Painting Charity Event

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Abraham Kriel – Charity Event

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YAPS joins Wits at Osizweni

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