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Explore the museums of the V&A Waterfront in a new light, after dark.

After a successful pilot event in July 2016, Museum Night V&A Waterfront returns with two events scheduled for 2017, the first taking place on the night of Wednesday 28 June, with a spring edition on 25 October 2017. The event allows the public to access a diverse programme of museums until late, while also experiencing a curated programme of performances throughout the night.

About Museum Night

Museum Night is an initiative that aims to make the city’s cultural institutions more accessible, while developing local audiences for museums, and fostering higher engagement with art and culture. It is also a lively public experience that injects life into the city’s public spaces after hours. Museum Night V&A Waterfront is an initiative of Thursdays Projects, the team behind Cape Town’s popular First Thursdays, and the V&A Waterfront, with Iziko Museums of South Africa as a founding partner of the Museum Night project.

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DHL Western Province have been boosted by the inclusion of backline stars Dan du Plessis and Bjorn Basson for their SuperSport Rugby Challenge encounter with SWD Eagles in Oudtshoorn on Sunday.

Coach John Dobson’s team will be looking to end the league phase of the competition unbeaten when they run out at Bridgeton Sports Grounds in Oudtshoorn for the match, which kicks off at 15h00 on Sunday (broadcast live on SuperSport).

With the likes of Chad Solomon, Caylib Oosthuizen, Godlen Masimla, Michal Hazner and Khanyo Ngcukana sidelined through injury, Dobson has had to make a number of changes.

Basson comes in on the left wing, with Marcello Sampson on the right and Craig Barry at fullback, whilst a fit-again Du Plessis links up in the midfield with SA Sevens star Ruhan Nel.

There is also a new halfback pairing of Brandon Thomson and Justin Phillips to round off the new-look backline.

Flank Nyasha Tarusenga gets his first start of the campaign alongside skipper Eital Bredenkamp and No.8 Jaco Coetzee in the loose trio. Continue reading

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With a knack for getting the party started, Karly V, who has been performing live on the South African circuit for over 7 years and, secretly songwriting in the comfort of her home, has finally decided to release some original music. Her breathtaking debut single Sometimes makes its national debut today, and indicates a promising start in a burgeoning career for the artist at large. 
Growing up in a musical family, a career in the arts was inevitable for the Afrikaans speaking Karly. Placed in front of the piano before she could even walk, the songstress has been entertaining audiences from an early age and began songwriting when she was just 12 years old.
Asked why it’s taken her so long to release her original music, Karly explains, “Throughout the years I did a lot of recordings. A lot. I even recorded a proper album that was never released because of unfortunate circumstances. I guess one becomes discouraged after a few disappointments, but I’ve finally summoned up the courage to do this thing full on.”
With all her experiences culminated in this single, Sometimes is Karly’s finest work to date.

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

The squads for the Under-18 Coca-Cola Craven Week and Coca-Cola Academy Week teams that will be hosted at St Stithians College in Johannesburg from 17 to 22 July, the U16 Coca-Cola Grant Khomo Week and U13 Coca-Cola Craven Week sides which will play at Grey College in Bloemfontein from 10 to 14 July, as well as the team for the U18 LSEN Craven Week have been confirmed.

SACS captain and scrumhalf Vusile Dlepu will lead the DHL Western Province U18 Craven Week team, and is one of four players along with Quan Eyman, Muller du Plessis and Tristan Leitch who were part of the all-conquering 2016 team.

The DHL Western Province U18 Craven Week side will once again be coached by Elmo Wolfaardt, whilst the DHL Western Province U18 Academy Week side will be captained by Boland Landbou skipper Herman le Roux and coached by Clinton van Rensburg from Rondebosch Boys High.

The U18 Coca-Cola Craven Week, U18 Academy Week, U16 Coca-Cola Grant Khomo Week and U13 Coca-Cola Craven Week squads will attend a capping ceremony at the Cape Sun on Tuesday, June 27, whilst the capping ceremony for the U18 LSEN, U16 XV, U18 Girls and U16 Girls teams will be held on Wednesday, June 28. Continue reading

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Just over R20 million has been set aside to install three more synthetic pitches in the new financial year to help counter the impact of the drought on sports fields and affected sporting codes.

The City of Cape Town’s Recreation and Parks Department will kick off construction of three more synthetic soccer pitches in the coming months. The facilities will be installed in Ocean View, Seawinds, and NY116 in Gugulethu at an overall cost of just over R20 million.

To date, the City has already invested more than R100 million in 29 synthetic pitches across Cape Town. There are 19 full-sized pitches and 10 five-a-side facilities in the following areas:

Full-sized: Hout Bay, Lwandle, Site C Sports Complex, Manenberg, Blue Downs, Nomzamo, Imizamo Yethu, Westridge, Nyanga, Scottsdene, Gugulethu, Langa, Valhalla Park Recreation Hub, Kewtown, Steenberg, Heideveld, Crossroads, Atlantis, and Hanover Park.

Five-a-side: Portlands Indoor Centre, Langa Sports Complex, Witsand Sports Complex, Ocean View Sports Complex, Grassy Park Sport and Recreation Centre,
Elukhanisweni Sport and Recreation Centre, Lwandle sports field, Bishop Lavis sports grounds, Uitsig sports grounds, and the Valhalla Park Recreation Hub.

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The Springboks will head to Bloemfontein for the first time since 2010 and New Zealand will be in action at DHL Newlands in Cape Town as SA Rugby confirmed the home venues for the 2017 Castle Lager Rugby Championships on Friday.

The Springboks will play the Pumas in Port Elizabeth, the Wallabies in Bloemfontein and the All Blacks in Cape Town.

Tickets are available as follows:

· SA v Argentina (Port Elizabeth): Tickets from R75 to R500 will go on sale online from early next week

· SA v Australia (Bloemfontein): Online at or from the stadium ticket office (from R300 to R500).

· SA v New Zealand (Cape Town): Host union, Western Province, will make an announcement on the ticket sales process shortly

The first match of the Castle Lager Rugby Championship will take place on Saturday 19 August at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth, when Argentina clash with the Boks.

The following week, the Springboks will be in action in Argentina against Los Pumas (Saturday 26 August, in Salta), whereafter it’s the first bye weekend.

The Boks’ traditional tour to Australasia is in early September for matches against the Wallabies (Saturday, 9 September, NIB Stadium in Perth) and All Blacks (Saturday 16 September, QBE Stadium in Albany).

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Opening event: Saturday 8 July at 11h00.

We are all entwined by our desires. It’s part of being human, of being a physical being.

In this body of work Floris van Zyl focuses on untwining, on taking known shapes apart by painting outside of the lines we draw for ourselves and those drawn by society. To let go and detach from outcomes, to allow paint to happen rather than trying to control it.

Van Zyl explains: “I feel that when thoughts, feelings, and actions are untied and translated into art, it has the power to affect the spiritual climate of society and in this way, make a positive impact. My work ranges through stages of abstraction, letting the paint and material guide the process along with my heart and eye. I don’t think about the marks I’m making, I let the marks happen. The mind becomes a tool in the bigger process and has to stand back for heart and eye to flow. I let the eye look at it and the hand just does what the eye and heart wants, and I simply respond to it because I feel I want to do it. Continue reading

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It is with shock and great sorrow that we mourn Philippi East councillor, Xolile Gwangxu, who was shot and killed while leaving his office last night.

It is understood that a lone man walked up to Councillor Gwangxu and shot him. He died on the scene.

I am devastated by this tragedy as Councillor Gwangxu was a dedicated, hard-working servant to his community. He served with distinction, with the matters of the community always close to his heart. This is a tremendous loss to the City of Cape Town. We have been robbed of a great community leader.

He served as a councillor for eight years.

We will do all we can and work with the authorities to ensure that the perpetrator is brought to book and faces the full might of the law.

The City is offering a reward of R50 000 for any information that leads to the arrest and successful conviction of the person responsible for this horrific crime.

Last night we also received the news of Ward 37 (Nyanga) councillor, Templeton Mgxekeni, who passed away in hospital after being critically ill for the past few months.

Councillor Templeton served as a councillor for 13 years in various terms of office. We extend our condolences to the ANC for their loss.

These are two great losses for the City and the communities they served.

We extend our deepest condolences to their families and friends. They are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time of bereavement.

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