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JD Schickerling will start on the flank in the only change for DHL Western Province for their Currie Cup encounter with the Cell C Sharks in Durban on Saturday.

Schickerling comes into the starting line-up at blindside flank, with Ernst van Rhyn shifting to openside and Jaco Coetzee at No.8 in place of the injured Juarno Augustus.

David Meihuizen takes Schickerling’s place among the replacements for the coastal clash, which kicks off at 14h00 on Saturday.

DHL Western Province Head Coach John Dobson said that continuity in selection will give the different combinations a chance to settle in what will be a replay of last year’s Currie Cup Final.

“We would like to build on our performance last week and we know that we face a tough assignment against the defending champions.

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Tankiso Mamabolo brings her brand-new solo show, Tankiso Live: The Audacity to Be to the stage, from 6 to 17 August.

Women’s Day and Month at the Baxter will showcase the electrifying music talents of Tankiso Mamabolo, who brings her brand-new solo show, Tankiso Live: The Audacity to Be to the stage, from 6 to 17 August.

This year, Women’s Month will hit an electrifying note when the multi-award-winning Tankiso Mamabolo (from Aunty Merle, The Musical and The Fall-fame) brings her latest solo show, Tankiso Live: The Audacity to Be, to the Baxter Golden Arrow Studio, for two weeks only,- from 6 to 17 August at 8.30pm, nightly.

The 26-year-old performer received much acclaim for her sensational performances in two of the Baxter’s hugely successful productions in recent years, The Fall (which has toured to Scotland, the UK, the US, Australia, Ireland and France), garnering several top awards along the way. She also wowed audiences with her portrayal of Lydia Majola in Marc Lottering’s Aunty Merle, The Musical. The hit musical played to three sold-out seasons at the Baxter Theatre and she received a Fleur du Cap nomination for the role.

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On 17 July, the eve of the official opening of the Western Cape Provincial Parliament (WCPP) and the Premier’s State of the Province Address, Speaker Masizole Mnqasela and Deputy Speaker Beverley Schäfer hosted a cocktail function for the Cape Town Consular Corps.

This event, customary at the start of a new parliamentary term, saw the Members of the Western Cape Provincial Parliament engaging with representatives of the 54-member strong Cape Town Consular Corps, further enhancing the already healthy relationships established between the Western Cape and many of these states.

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Springbok captain Eben Etzebeth shrugged off any suggestion of a second string line-up for Saturday’s Castle Lager Rugby Championship match against Australia at Emirates Airline Park when he gave his captain’s media conference on Friday.

The big lock will lead a squad featuring a Springbok centurion, three half centurions and five more players with more than 35 caps, including players who have claimed the SA Rugby Player of the Year award in three of the last four years.

“We all have a responsibility when we pull on that jersey and that lies with the 23 in South Africa as much as anyone else,” said Etzebeth.

“There’s not much difference between the guys who are here and the ones on their way to New Zealand. I don’t think the team could have been picked much stronger. This is a very strong team we have picked, and I have a lot of confidence in them for tomorrow’s Test.”

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The Springboks’ pool matches at the Rugby World Cup will be handled exclusively by French and English referees, World Rugby’s appointment schedule revealed on Friday.

Two Frenchmen and two Englishmen will be in charge of South Africa’s four Pool B matches in Japan in September and October.

The officials appointed to the Springboks’ matches are:

Date Fixture Venue Referee AR 1 AR 2 TMO
Sat 21 Sept New Zealand v South Africa International Stadium, Yokohama Jerome Garces (FFR) Romain Poite (FFR) Karl Dickson (RFU) Graham Hughes (RFU)
Sat 28 Sept South Africa v Namibia City of Toyota Stadium Mathieu Raynal (FFR) Nic Berry (RA) Andrew Brace (IRFU) Graham Hughes (RFU)
Fri 4 Oct South Africa v Italy Shizuoka Stadium Ecopa Wayne Barnes (RFU) Romain Poite (FFR) Alex Ruiz (FFR) Rowan Kitt (RFU)
Tues 8 Oct South Africa v Canada Kobe Misaki Stadium Luke Pearce (RFU) Angus Gardner (RA) Andrew Brace (IRFU) Rowan Kitt (RFU)

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The City of Cape Town will commence with the extension of Belhar Main Road in August this year. The project will alleviate traffic congestion in Highbury and the surrounding areas, as well as support future developments planned for this region. Read more below:

The extension of Belhar Main Road is key to expanding the local economy in Kuils River, and will also allow for improved accessibility to and from the area. The City has met with community leaders on Tuesday, 16 July 2019, to discuss the details of the project and will soon host an open day where local residents will have the opportunity to get more information.

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A video clip was recently circulated on social media depicting alleged neglect of small children. The community member who raised the alarm, and brought the case to the Department’s attention, feared for the safety and wellbeing of the children.

A social worker from the Metro South region has been dispatched and a home visit conducted, safety and risk assessments conducted, and the children have been temporarily placed in a place of safety while the investigation continues.

Over the 2018/2019 financial year, 23 054 families in the Western cape were recorded accessing ‘developmental social welfare services’ that strengthens families and communities. Furthermore, 10 580 is the number of children and families in the Province who accessed ‘care and protection services’ over the same period.

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In 72 days, South Africa will raise the curtain on the new Guinness PRO14 campaign when the Toyota Cheetahs host 2015 champions Glasgow Warriors in Bloemfontein on Friday, 27 September.

All five unions within the Guinness PRO14 will host a game in Round 1, with Ulster and Ospreys also playing on opening night in Belfast as Benetton Rugby, Scarlets and Edinburgh complete the slate of home fixtures with all the action screened live across DAZN, eir Sport, FreeSports UK, Premier Sports, SuperSport, S4C and TG4.

For the first time ever, fans can plan their weekends right up until Round 20, with all kick-off times and dates laid out right to the penultimate weekend of the regular season.

The Toyota Cheetahs and Glasgow Warriors fixture will kick-off a mammoth 152 games schedule that will culminate in the toughest run-in yet, as local and international rivals set their sights on lifting the Guinness PRO14 trophy, won by Leinster in May.

From Round 14 to 21 there will be only two weekend breaks in play as teams compete for precious placings in the Guinness PRO14 Final Series with seedings and Champions Cup qualification will all be up for grabs in a nine-week stretch. Details on the knock-out stages will be confirmed in due course.

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Multi Grammy nominated Tevin Campbell returns to South Africa to celebrate Marmalade Productions 10th Anniversary Jam

Grand Arena, GrandWest, Cape Town 27th July 2019

Marmalade Productions are proud to bring Tevin Campbell back to South Africa after sold out performances in 2013 and 2016. Marmalade are celebrating 10 years in the entertainment industry and want to thank their loyal supporters by hosting another superb concert.

Joining Tevin on the lineup include: The Black Ties, Claire Phillips, James Bhemgee, Jody Williams, Mujahid George, Robin Pieters, Salome, Sasha Lee Davids, Vuvu Kumalo and the PJ Twins.

All these amazing artists have performed in Marmalade concerts over the last ten years and will be backed by music maestro, Camillo Lombard and his band.

Marmalade Productions have hosted sold out shows for 10 years including over 50 events, 19 concerts at GrandWest, events in all 9 provinces with over 250 000 thousand fans entertained. “We want to celebrate our 10 years in style” said Godfrey Vollenhoven CEO of Marmalade Productions. “The show will be celebration of our hard work a commitment to great events which we intend doing for a long time to come!” 10 Entertainers on stage backed by 10 of the best musicians for 1 night in Cape Town. Tevin will also be performing at Emerald Casino in Vanderbijlpark on 26th July and on 2nd August in Pretoria at Sun Arena Time Square Casino.

Tevin’s achievements include appearing on Quincy Jones’ LP “Back on the Block” and featuring on “Tomorrow (A Better You, A Better Me),” which hit No.1 on the R&B charts in June 1990. Later that year, he appeared in Prince’s Graffiti Bridge film singing “Round and Round,” which Prince wrote for him. He also appeared on the soundtrack to Boyz in the Hood singing “Just Ask Me To,” a Top 10 R&B hit in 1991. All of this set the stage for his debut album, 1991’s “T.E.V.I.N.”, which went platinum and spawned two R&B chart-toppers, “Tell Me What You Want Me to Do” and “Alone with You,” as well as the R&B Top 5 hit “Goodbye.” “I’m Ready,” released two years later, achieved double platinum status and featured three R&B chart hits: the No. 1 “Can We Talk?;” “I’m Ready,” which went Top 5; and “Always in My Heart,” which reached the Top 10. Campbell’s compilation album “The Best of Campbell” was a huge International commercial success, reaching multi-platinum status in Africa, Japan and London. Campbell has worked with some of the industry’s top writers and producers including Prince, Babyface, Al B. Sure, Narada Michael Walden, Wyclef and Sean “Diddy” Combs.


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