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The 10 different DHL Western Province teams for the upcoming Coca-Cola national Youth Weeks have been named.

This year there will be two DHL Western Province teams in both the Coca-Cola U18 Craven Week and the Coca-Cola U18 Academy Week respectively at Paarl Boys High.

Adrian Alberts from Paarl Boys High will captain the DHL Western Province U18 team at the Coca-Cola U18 Craven Week, with Faizel Adam from Florida High the Head Coach.

The DHL Western Province U16 team to play in the Coca-Cola U16 Grant Khomo Week at Hoerskool Diamantveld in Kimberley will be captained by Armand Maritz from Paul Roos, while Juan Loots will captain DHL Western Province U13 at the Coca-Cola U13 Craven Week at the same venue.

Anelisiwe Mxabo from Iqhayiya High will captain the DHL Western Province U18 girls team at Jeppe Boys High, while DHL Western Province U16 A girls will be led by Joy Klaase from Elsies River High.

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The Democratic Alliance in the Western Cape welcomes the sentencing of Mr J Hamid and Mr D Diedricks who were found guilty for the murder of train driver, Pieter “Piet” Botha on 11 July 2016, at the Netreg train station.

This hefty sentence of 25 years imprisonment sends a clear message, and will deter future offenders from targeting other train drivers, commuters, the rail network, or any infrastructure.

I wish to extend my deepest and sincerest condolences to the Botha family who lost their father and husband, and have since had to sit through a difficult and emotional court process. Furthermore, I call on the SAPS and their intelligence unit to continue in their efforts to stop and apprehend further attacks and attackers, respectively.

The Western Cape Government, City of Cape Town’s Transport and Urban Development Authority and the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa have worked together to create and subsequently sign a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA).

This MoA, will among others ensure that effective law enforcement services are delivered, by deploying 100 law enforcement officers and using technology including drones, across the rail network.

The DA in the WC is committed to ensuring that our residents have access to a safe and reliable rail service.

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The DA in the Western Cape is pleased to note that the Provincial Department of Environmental Affairs and Development Planning climate change response plans, have been allocated R22.8 million over the Medium Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF) period.

By investing in improved climate resilience, the Western Cape economy could be 33% better-off in 2040 than if the province does not adapt to the impacts of climate change. Failure to invest adequately in adapting to climate change could result in the Western Cape’s GDP contracting by more than 17% by 2040.

I will invite the Minister of Environmental Affairs and Development Planning, Anton Bredell to the Standing Committee, to inform the Committee about the cost-effective climate change responses that are being implemented across Western Cape Government departments. Furthermore, to inform us how the messaging around the reduction of climate change risks is a province-wide and multi-sectoral responsibility.

Proactive planning and adaptive measures, rather than reactive measures that are needed.

The Western Cape is prone to the effects of climate-related hazards. Between 2003 and 2008 alone, direct damage costs associated with climate related extreme events in the Western Cape amounted to approximately R3.161 billion.

Our built environment has increasingly been exposed to the impacts of climate change. This is worsened by the fact historical land use planning did not take account of changing climates and weather patterns.

Furthermore, increased intensity of precipitation events already overwhelm stormwater and sewerage networks, and higher peak flows during storm events will threaten flood defences and drainage-systems, causing flooding in both urban and rural areas.

The DA in the WC remains committed promoting a resilient, sustainable, quality and inclusive living environment in support of human well-being.

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The Springbok team for the third and final Test in the Castle Lager Incoming Series against England in Cape Town on Saturday, shows five changes from the starting team that beat the English last week in Bloemfontein.

Rassie Erasmus, the SA Rugby Director of Rugby, has picked Warrick Gelant at fullback, Jesse Kriel and Andre Esterhuizen in midfield, Elton Jantjies at flyhalf and Chiliboy Ralepelle at hooker for the match at DHL Newlands, which kicks off at 17h05.

The 37-year-old Schalk Brits (hooker) is on the replacements bench and is set to make his first Springbok appearance since the 2015 Rugby World Cup. The promising young scrumhalf Embrose Papier, who made his Springbok debut off the bench against Wales in Washington, was also named amongst the substitutions.

The Springboks have already clinched the three-match series between the two countries following last Saturday’s 23-12 victory in Bloemfontein, where front rower Tendai Mtawarira made his 100th Springbok Test appearance.

Mtawarira will again anchor the Bok scrum, this time with Ralepelle doing duty in the No 2 jersey, while Frans Malherbe gets a second successive start following last week’s return to the Bok tight five.

Erasmus has resisted the temptation of make wholesale changes and has instead opted for a couple of tweaks in areas where he wants to try different combinations.

“The series might be won but we still have an important Test match on Saturday, against a very determined English side who will be looking to end the series on a high,” explained Erasmus.

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Johannesburg – Carnival City Casino, Big Top Arena 27th July 2018

Cape Town – GrandWest, Grand Arena 28th July 2018   

Port Elizabeth – Boardwalk, ICC 4th August 2018 

Marmalade Productions is proud to present Divas 2018 featuring international award-winning superwoman, Karyn White. Karyn will be supported by the cream of South African Divas soon to be announced.

Johannesburg and PE dates just announced… Johannesburg at Carnival City Casino, Big Top Arena 27th July, Cape Town at GrandWest, Grand Arena 28th July and Port Elizabeth at the Boardwalk, ICC 4th August 2018.

She possesses one of the most memorable, distinctive voices ever heard in popular music. She’s an accomplished singer/songwriter who etched herself into music history with her smash hit song, the female anthem, “Superwoman”. That song made international waves, selling over a million units, being certified Gold and named the Billboard R&B Song of the Year in 1989. She IS a super woman. She’s Karyn White.

Established in 2011, Karyn opened the doors with Karyn White Enterprises Inc. (KWE) a dynamic multi-platform media company offering diverse and uplifting entertainment across the broad media landscapes of music, television and film. White released her long-awaited album “Carpe Diem” on her own label and distributed through Light Year/EMI.

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Edgar Mfaba (Edsoul) and Hlalefang Nomganga (Fang DaRhythm) of The Rhythm Sessions are proud to announce the release of their new single titled “Love Is The Way” featuring NuTown Soul which is already available on all digital platforms.

The duo released their Debut Album ‘Music Is Life’ in August 2017 and are well pleased with the response and reception it received from public, radio and media; describing one of their highlights as being “touring the album launch and seeing how people knew the lyrics to the songs and sang it back to us”.

About ‘Love Is The Way’…

“We met NuTown Soul on Facebook, did a bit of research on him, discovered that he had worked with some local producers in the house music scene, we loved the way he sounded on those songs, we sent him a couple of beats which he loved as well and “Love is The Way” was born” says the duo. “The message of the song is that love has no boundaries, everyone deserves to give and receive love freely. It’s never out of fashion, and without love we would be truly lost. Because love is the way.” says NuTown Soul.

The Rhythm Sessions are working towards releasing another album in 2019 so the duration of 2018 will consist of releasing a couple of singles, and remixes from their previous album “Music is Love”

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Talent is often discovered in places where one least expects to find it and each year the TOPstars singing competition discovers amazing talent among ordinary retail workers. TOPstars is a singing performance contest run by the Shoprite Group of Companies for their over 148 000 employees across Africa and islands in the Indian Ocean.

As the largest private sector employer on the continent, the Group needs innovative ways to expand and grow. TOPstars empowers our employees to be the best they can be in the workplace and unites people to support the company’s growth plans.

Since its inception 12 years ago, TOPstars continues to progress in its application of purpose and value both in people and their role in the workplace. “The project highlights the ethos that a strong individual makes a stronger team, encouraging pride and effort to achieve quality. These are principles which become the motivation to work towards excellence”, says Callie Burger, Shoprite Group’s Human Resources General Manager.

The TOPstars judges will be travelling across Africa to countries where the Shoprite Group has a footprint, during an annual road show kicking off on 11 June this year, in the friendly city of Port Elizabeth. It’s clear that the contest keeps growing bigger each year with entries received from as far as Ghana, Uganda and Madagascar.

This year’s judging panel is again led by well-known music artist and TOPstars producer Mynie Grové and the very charming SABC 3 morning Expresso Show presenter, Katlego Maboe, who 3will be the roadshow MC and is also part of the judging panel.  Three of South Africa’s best vocal and performance coaches, Amanda Luyt, Shawn George and Heinrich Frans joins the team this year and will be guiding semi-finalists for a chance to reach the Finals in October.

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Entries for the 2018 Cape Union Mart Adventure Film Challenge are officially open! Great news for South African adventure-loving filmmakers hoping to make it to the big-screen.

To enter, submit a YouTube link to your five-minute film, showcasing your passion for outdoor adventure, on The winning submission will be screened alongside international adventure films at the Banff Mountain Film Festival to be shown in Ster-Kinekor cinemas countrywide. Thousands of adventure enthusiasts gather to watch the BANFF, featuring an exhilarating collection of films that explore the mountain world, highlighting new landscapes and remote cultures, and exposes audiences to exciting adventures and adrenaline-packed sports!

This year’s Adventure Film Challenge winner will also receive a R10,000 cash prize and K-Way gear to the value of R5,000.

This year marks the fifth instalment of the annual competition that provides aspiring filmmakers with a platform to “get stoked, film it and be recognised”.

Submissions in this year’s Challenge will be judged on storyline, creativity, originality, visual composition and technical execution, along with editing, sound, music and overall impression. Films must be no longer than five minutes (300 seconds), including titles and credits. Entries close at 12:00 on 30 June 2018 and the winner will be selected by an external panel of judges who are involved in South Africa’s outdoor film scene.

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Today Mayco recommended an important amendment to the City’s Cash Management and Investment Policy sending a strong message that the City of Cape Town is serious about the sustainability of our city in every aspect.

Mayco approved an amendment to the policy in line with the City’s decision to divest from fossil fuel assets and companies in favour of greener and cleaner investments to further our vision of a sustainable future.

The amendment states that the City is not permitted to invest in instruments which consist of assets and activities whose value is realised through the release of unmitigated high levels of carbon dioxide.

On 27 July 2017, Council resolved that the Climate Change Policy be adopted and that policies be amended to support this initiative.

In keeping with legislative and operational requirements, the investment committee has the responsibility to ensure that the City’s Cash Management and Investment Policy is compliant with latest statutes and operational developments.

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