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TX: Monday, 10 April at 8PM’s primetime slot is about to get hotter with the addition of a riveting new daily drama, Broken Vows, this April. The show makes its debut on Monday, 10 April at 8PM on and eHD.

Broken Vows is set against the backdrop of a family-owned wedding planning company, ‘Yours Truly Wedding Concepts’ based in Midrand. The company was founded by well-known businesswoman and Moswane family matriarch, Mam Gertrude, and is run by her youngest daughter Azania and adopted daughter Thandi.

The dynamic duo are renowned for turning couple’s romantic dreams of their big day into a spectacular reality. They’ve mastered the art of dealing with bridezillas, the monster mothers in law, demanding family members – and even brides who get cold feet at the steps to the altar.

The show explores the various dynamics of love, family feuds, insatiable lusts and deep, dark secrets of the Moswane family. Viewers can look forward to gripping storylines with a lot of twists and turns when Gertrude’s estranged husband returns with a secret that could change everything for this close-knit family and threatens the future of the company.

The drama is produced by Clive Morris Productions, who previously produced two seasons of SAFTA nominated telenovela Ashes to Ashes.

Broken Vows Executive Producer Sipho Gogotya is excited about the show “We are currently shooting and it’s amazing to see the storyline brought to life by our talented cast. The show will capture the imagination and hearts of many viewers.”

“Clive Morris Productions, worked hand in hand with us to help us execute our 8PM strategy to launch the first telenovela for the channel, Ashes to Ashes. We have no doubt that viewers will be glued to their screens, “says Marlon Davids, Managing Director. “Some of the country’s best actors have signed up to be part of this exciting daily drama– and we know that audiences are going to love the characters they’re bringing to life on screen”.

Can the family and the business survive the big secret? Don’t miss Broken Vows weekdays from Monday, 10 April at 8PM on and eHD.

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At midday today a man in his early twenties sustained several gunshot wounds at Chestnut Place, in Chestnut Way, Belhar. He suffered injuries to his chest, arms and legs and was rushed to a nearby medical facility by Western Cape Government Health Emergency Medical Services in a critical condition.

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EW Viljoen will make his DHL Stormers Vodacom Super Rugby debut in the clash against the Vodacom Bulls at DHL Newlands on Saturday.

The 21-year-old will line up at outside centre for a DHL Stormers team that will be led by new captain Siya Kolisi in the final match of the opening round which kicks off at 19h30 on Saturday.

Fullback SP Marais will also be playing in his first Vodacom Super Rugby game for the DHL Stormers and forms part of a back three which includes Cheslin Kolbe and Dillyn Leyds out wide.

Viljoen will be partnered by Damian de Allende in midfield, with the experienced Jano Vermaak forming an exciting halfback combination with playmaker Jean-Luc du Plessis.

Kolisi is joined in the loose trio by Nizaam Carr and Rynhardt Elstadt, whilst vice-captain Eben Etzebeth and Pieter-Steph du Toit will be in the second row and up front props Wilco Louw and JC Janse van Rensburg will flank hooker Bongi Mbonambi.

There are also two DHL Stormers debutants on the replacements bench in the form of hooker Ramone Samuels and utility back Dan Kriel.

DHL Stormers Head Coach Robbie Fleck said that after a tough but rewarding pre-season, his players are excited to show what they are capable of at DHL Newlands and live up to the rallying call of ‘We Stand Together’.

“The start of a new season is always an exciting time and for us to play at DHL Newlands makes the occasion all the more special.

“We are determined to show our faithful fans what we can do in what should be a cracking game on Saturday,” he said.

A big crowd is expected at DHL Newlands on Saturday, so make sure you get your tickets early from either, any Computicket outlet or the stadium box office and get to the game early to ensure you don’t miss any of the action. Continue reading

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Springbok wing Lwazi Mvovo is set to earn his 100th Vodacom Super Rugby cap for the Cell C Sharks when they face the Reds on Friday morning (11h00, SA time) in Brisbane. The Durbanites will be the first local team to be in action in 2017, which started earlier on Thursday when the Blues outgunned the Rebels 56-18 in Melbourne.

Mvovo has played 17 Tests for the Springboks and the experienced flyer aims to celebrate his 100-cap milestone with a win at the Suncorp Stadium. His prolific try-scoring ability has seen him score an impressive 78 Vodacom Super Rugby tries so far in the black-and-white jersey of the Cell C Sharks.

Cell C Sharks head coach, Robert du Preez, is making his Vodacom Super Rugby coaching debut and praised Mvovo for reaching his personal milestone.

“Lwazi playing in his 100th Vodacom Super Rugby match for the Cell C Sharks is a massive achievement and I’m pleased for him,” said Du Preez.

“He is a guy that sets high standards for himself and it’s great to have someone with his experience in our set-up. He sets a good example for the young players and hopefully, we can make it a memorable day for him this Friday.”

The other five South African teams are all in action on Saturday. Last year’s beaten finalists, the Emirates Lions, travel to Bloemfontein to face the Toyota Cheetahs in a 15h05 kick-off. Warren Whiteley leads an experienced Emirates Lions side with eight Springboks in their starting line-up.

Next up is the Southern Kings when they go into battle against the powerful Jaguares in the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth. The visiting side is loaded with Argentinean internationals, however, the younger Kings side will be motivated to start positively on home turf.

In Cape Town, the DHL Stormers and Vodacom Bulls round up the local action in what promises to be another full-blooded, exciting North/South derby in front of a packed DHL Newlands crowd.

Springbok flank Siya Kolisi is the new DHL Stormers captain and big Bok lock Eben Etzebeth his deputy. The Capetonians will seek out to extend their recent home dominance over their arch rivals, while the Pretoria side is looking to break a five-year losing streak in Cape Town. Continue reading

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Springbok Sevens backline player, Branco du Preez, will play in his 50th tournament when the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series commences in Las Vegas in the USA next weekend.

Du Preez was on Wednesday named in the 13-man squad for the North American leg of the series, where they will contest the HSBC Las Vegas Sevens (3-5 March) and the HSBC Vancouver Sevens in Canada (11/12 March). They depart on Saturday.

The 26-year-old Du Preez made his Blitzbok debut in 2010 in Wellington and has since established himself as one of the core players in the team.

Du Preez has scored 89 points for the Blitzboks so far this season. He already kicked 37 conversions in the current series, which places him fourth on the list for 2016/17, but more impressive, 296 overall, the most by any South African player ever and 10th on the all-time list.

He has scored 963 career points – second to only Cecil Afrika (1167) in the history of the World Series for the Blitzboks – and could become only the second South Africa to reach 1000 career points on this trip.

Du Preez will also become only the fourth Blitzbok to get to 50 tournaments, following in the footsteps of Frankie Horne (68), Kyle Brown (58) and Chris Dry (56). He has played in 242 matches for the Blitzboks this far.

“It is a massive honour to make it to 50 tournaments,” Du Preez said on Thursday.

“Last season I was battling a number of injuries. I only played in four tournaments all season and missed out on the squad for the Olympic Games and at times I was wondering if I will ever get to 50 tournaments.

“I am extremely humbled and honoured to make it this far and would like to thank everyone, family and management, who helped me get to this milestone.” Continue reading

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Montecasino – 7th and 8th April

The Real Concert Series brings you Prime Circle, Just Jinjer, Ard Matthews
& Tailor Together on one stage.

This April, two of South Africa’s most iconic bands will be performing a special show together at Montecasino. Joining them is Tailor, one of the hottest up-and-coming artists. Come and experience this epic line-up of unique and historic artists playing the music that has shaped the SA music industry. An original presentation, the performance will feature a full string section and once-in-a-lifetime collaborations between all the artists.

Friday, 7th April @ 8pm – Prime Circle, Just Jinjer & Tailor
Saturday, 8th April @ 8pm – Prime Circle, Ard Matthews & Tailor Continue reading

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Tears in the Rain – the locally shot short film – has picked up one of the major awards from the SciFi Underground Film Fest which took place in Munich recently. The 11-minute film – a stylistic homage to the1982 Ridley Scott classic film Blade Runner – received the Best Acting Award for the two cast members – Sean Cameron Michael and Russel Savadier.

Commenting on the win, Cameron Michael (Black Sails, Shooter) says: ” I am truly honoured to share an award with the legendary Russel Savadier. Actors are driven by passion and good storytelling, not winning awards, so all kudos must go to Chris Harvey and his team for their relentless dedication. I could not be prouder to represent South African filmmaking on a global scale.”

Adds Savadier (The Bang Bang Club): “”I’m absolutely thrilled. What a wonderful honour – and a real tribute to the extraordinary passion of director Chris Harvey who has worked tirelessly to make sure that the film saw the light of day.”

Produced on a minuscule budget of only R20,000 and filmed in South Africa in just two days, Tears in the Rain has been a five year labour of love and hard work for writer/director Christopher Grant Harvey.

Says Harvey: ” The Tears team is very proud of the ambassadors for the film – Sean Cameron Michael and  Russel Savadier. Without their heart and soul, the film would not stand out as well as it has.”

Harvey, along with producer Andrew Eric Macdonald, has entered Tears in the Rain in a number of film festivals, including the Jozi Film Fest, the London Independent Film Awards,the Boston Sci-Fi Film Fest, the Philip K Dick Science Fiction Film Festival and the LA Film Festival.

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