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Steven Lee, previously part of the group FOUR that won X-factor SA back in December 2014, is back with his very first single as a solo artist, Only You. The song is set to be released to all major radio stations this month. Only You will showcase why Steven was not only a massive hit in the strenuous reality TV show, but also selected out of thousands of local and international entries as the ultimate winner of an online competition (“Motorokr Star”) back in 2009, with none other than Wyclef Jean and Fergie of the famed group The Black Eyed Peas mentoring this talented artist in New York City after he walked away with top honours.
As part of FOUR, Steven has performed in front of tens of thousands as the opening act for One Direction and Nicki Minaj, which he recalls as one of the highlights of his life as he fondly remembers “what can only be described like the sound of thunder when audiences went wild”.
Commenting on Only You, with lyrics written by Steven himself, he says: “The song is all about that one special person out there who you are almost addicted to and makes your heart pound whenever you are in the same room together. But it’s far more than just the typically ‘I only have eyes for you’ kind of love song. It’s that person who is also your best friend, who you can be romantic with, but at the same time also just be comfortably silly, funny and yourself with.”
Steven describes himself as a “believer” and says that others who know him will most likely say that he is funny, very friendly and honestly just an ordinary, down-to-earth guy.

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Cape Town-born singer and season 1 finalist of The Voice SA, Robin Pieters, drops his latest music single today – ahead of his much anticipated annual sold out musical celebration, It’s A Love Thing Vol. 2, this evening at GrandWest Casino and Entertainment World in Cape Town.

Pieters’ newest single, Fool, hits radio stations this week and this hot new musical release is a project that was co-written between Pieters and The Voice SA’s 2017 winner, Craig Lucas.

For Pieters, working with his fellow The Voice SA alumni on this song was “exciting”.

“Craig and I met way before he entered The Voice SA and I always believed in him as a singer. He is immensely talented as a singer and a writer and I knew I had to work with him. We have became great friends over the years and it was a joy to get into studio to work on this single with him.”

Adds Pieters: “The song speaks about a seven-year relationship gone wrong. It chronicles the end of one phase of my life and me moving on.”

Fool was written earlier this year after Lucas and Pieters decided to collaborate musically for this first time. The track was produced and recorded at Cosher Studios in Cape Town. Continue reading

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One of Africa’s most reputable spa brands has laid roots at The Boardwalk. The all new, beautifully appointed Camelot Spa offers a superlative spa experience, with a menu of sumptuous treatments by expert therapists.

“A luxurious sanctuary for relaxation, pampering and healing awaits guests and visitors The Boardwalk with the opening of the exquisite Camelot Spa. A world class spa, it offers a delicious escape from life’s frenetic pace in an elegant setting.

“We are delighted to welcome Camelot Spa to The Boardwalk where we are continually evolving our offering to deliver an encompassing selection of experiences for our guests. The Camelot Spa group has an excellent reputation for providing quality products and experiences, and we are excited that these are now available to our guests,” says Martin Lodewijks, Acting Marketing Manager of the Boardwalk.

Camelot’s practices and treatments are centered around the belief that wellness is the condition of being healthy and having a sound body, mind and soul.  Therapies offered at Camelot Spa at The Boardwalk have been chosen based on the knowledge of the pressures and demands placed on the body by the strain of city living. Continue reading

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Pro-skater Jean-marc Johannes is set to compete at the ProJam Festival International Open on the 24th of February following its postponement last November due to volcanic eruptions on Mount Agung in Bali.

After his success at the FISE World Series in Cheng Du, China last year, Guinness World record skateboarder, Jean-marc is aiming at taking the first prize as one of only three international riders invited to take part in the ProJams.

The ProJam International Open marks the final stop of the ProJam International Extreme Games Tournament – and will be the channel to bigger opportunities for Jean-marc in the near future.

Jean-marc is excited to once again represent South Africa the arena of extreme sports on an international level.

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To accommodate the State of the Nation Address and the opening of Parliament on Friday 16 February 2018, the National Government and the South African Police Service (SAPS) have requested that extended road closures be effected in the city.

Roads, mostly in the CBD, will be closed from 06:00 to midnight on Friday 16 February 2018 to accommodate the State of the Nation Address.

The road closures will affect the normal flow of traffic in and around the city bowl, Newlands, and the M3 and N2 city-bound lanes. As such, road users are asked to plan their routes accordingly.

Road users are also alerted to the closure of the M3 and N2 at 17:45 on Friday. The M5 will be the best option as an alternative route.

A detailed breakdown of the closures/restrictions and deviations is available on the City’s website:

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I am subject to an order of the High Court which requires me to exercise my discretion on whether or not a secret ballot should be held on the motion of no confidence and removal of the Executive Mayor.

I therefore wish to read my decision and the reasons into the record.

I have carefully considered representations made to me on behalf of the Executive Mayor motivating a secret ballot.

I have also considered representations submitted on behalf of the Democratic Alliance (DA).

I have considered the factors which the court requires me to consider.

I have taken into account the remarks of the judge that the DA caucus was divided on whether to support a motion of no confidence, and also that the parties in the litigation do not object to a secret ballot. Continue reading

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Aanbod in feesterrein bied uitstekende waarde vir geld

“Die KKNK se splinternuwe Kuierbuurt bied hope familievermaak vir oud en jonk en feesgangers kan daagliks hier saam met ou bekendes, familie en vriende kuier,” sê Hugo Theart, waarnemende uitvoerende hoof van die KKNK.

Feesgangers kan tussen Donderdag, 29 Maart en Woensdag, 4 April dié Kuierbuurt vind op die Oudtshoorn Sportgronde (REC), asook die Vredestraat Sportterrein. Die fees word in die nasionale skoolvakansie en oor Paasnaweek aangebied.

Volgens Theart bied kaartjies tot die Kuierbuurt uitstekende waarde vir geld, veral met die baie gewilde weekkaartjies. “Hierdie weekkaartjies kos slegs R255 en bied nie net toegang tot die Kuierbuurt met sy stalletjies, rusareas, kroeë en ander doendinge nie, maar ook tot die ses aandkonserte op die Huisgenoot-verhoog,” sê Theart.

“Die Huisgenoot-verhoog se ses aandvertonings, word in die vorm van piekniek-konserte aangebied. Ons moedig almal aan om ‘n stoel of kombers te bring, die kosstalletjies en kroeë te ondersteun en musiek deur van ons land se topkunstenaars te geniet,” sê Theart. Continue reading

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Warwick has been confirmed as a new sponsor of both the DHL Stormers and DHL Western Province teams, as Associate Sponsor and Wealth Partner.

Warwick is a local and international investment house, with products that span asset, estate, wealth and credit management. Warwick operates across South Africa, with offices in Cape Town, Johannesburg, Durban, Port Elizabeth, East London and Knysna.

With over 18 years’ experience within South Africa alone, Warwick provide clients with ‘financial maturity’ via their products, high service levels and the ability to assist any person with their wealth needs and financial planning.

Western Province Rugby Group CEO, Paul Zacks, welcomed Warwick as the latest high-profile brand to get behind the DHL Stormers and DHL Western Province.

“It is our pleasure to welcome Warwick to the fold here at DHL Newlands, we are very excited to be associated with another top brand.

“Warwick are leaders in their field, which makes them a good fit with our teams and the rest of our valued sponsors and partners,” he said.

President of the Western Province Rugby Football Union, Mr Thelo Wakefield, said that Warwick’s sponsorship is another important step forward for the WPRFU. Continue reading

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Four players are set to make their DHL Stormers debut in the Vodacom Super Rugby season-opener against the Jaguares at DHL Newlands on Saturday.

The 2018 Vodacom Super Rugby season will get kick off at 15h05 on Saturday, when the DHL Stormers take on the Jaguares at DHL Newlands.

Raymond Rhule, Carlu Sadie, George Whitehead and JJ Engelbrecht are all set to make their first appearance for the DHL Stormers, with Rhule starting on the left wing and prop Sadie, flyhalf Whitehead and utility back Engelbrecht among the replacements.

Rhule forms part of a dynamic back three with Seabelo Senatla and Dillyn Leyds, while Damian de Allende and EW Viljoen link up in midfield outside the halfback pairing of Dewaldt Duvenage and Damian Willemse.

Captain Siya Kolisi is joined by Nizaam Carr and Cobus Wiese in the loose trio, with lock pairing JD Schickerling and Chris van Zyl starting behind an all-Springbok front row of Wilco Louw, Bongi Mbonambi and Steven Kitshoff. Continue reading

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