It will be the first Test of 2016 for the Springboks under new coach and former DHL Stormers and DHL Western Province mentor Allister Coetzee.
They will be up against a strong Irish team that has won two of the last three RBS Six Nations titles under their coach Joe Schmidt.
Tickets for the game start at just R100 for standing room, and go up to R595 for Category One seats which are between the two 22 metre lines on either side of the pitch. Continue reading
The following speech was delivered by City of Cape Town Executive Mayor, Patricia de Lille, at a briefing session on the community-based vendors standard operating procedure held at the Subcouncil 11 chambers in Gugulethu today, 11 May 2016
Mayoral Committee Members; Subcouncil 11 Chairperson, Councillor Mzuvukile Nikelo; councillors; Director: Supply Chain Management, Basil Chinasamy; Subcouncil 11 Manager, Kayise Nombakuse; City of Cape Town staff; community vendors; ladies and gentlemen.
Good morning, goeiedag, molweni, as-salaam alaikum, shalom.
Our Supply Chain Management Policy states that: ‘The Director: Supply Chain Management may request quotations directly from community-based vendors in a specific area or from a specific community for the procurement of goods and services for amounts less than R30 000 (including construction works)’. Continue reading
This from fin24.com:
Johannesburg – Public broadcaster the SABC says it will play 90% local music across its 18 radio stations from Thursday, May 12.
The move follows what the state-owned company says has been “extensive” engagements with music representatives.
In choosing to play 90% local music, the SABC is also going beyond what is required of it by the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa).
In March this year, Icasa announced that holders of public sound-broadcasting service licences must play at least 60% South African music. Meanwhile, commercial stations are required to play a minimum of 35% South African music, according to Icasa.
“Our respective radio stations will not be confined to playing local music which is language specific,” said SABC chief operations officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng in a news report on the broadcaster’s website.
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This from uk.reuters.com:
Prosecutors said they would consider whether singer Cliff Richard, one of Britain’s best-known entertainers, should face charges over alleged historical sex crimes after being handed a file of evidence by police on Tuesday.
Richard, 75, has twice voluntarily met officers from South Yorkshire Police after it launched an inquiry in 2014 into allegations against him that date back to the 1980s and involve an under-age boy.
The singer has never been arrested and has always said the allegations against him are false.
The Crown Prosecution Service said it had received a “full file of evidence” from the police.
“We will now carefully consider its contents … in order to establish whether there is sufficient evidence to provide a realistic prospect of conviction, and whether it is in the public interest to do so,” it added in a statement.
Richard was first interviewed by detectives after police raided his home in August last year when he was on holiday. The search was filmed by the BBC after the broadcaster was given advance warning.
That raid led to criticism from lawmakers who described the co-operation between the police and the BBC as “inept” and causing “irreparable damage” to the singer’s reputation.
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City Health is counting the cost of yet more burglaries and vandalism at its clinics – a seemingly never-ending cycle. Read more below:
The City of Cape Town’s Health Directorate has submitted insurance claims valued at more than R750 000 over a nine-month period for losses incurred as a result of theft and burglary.
In two of the most recent incidents last week, criminals damaged the roof and stole pipes and taps at the Newfields Satellite Clinic in Hanover Park, leaving the facility without water and electricity.
In Khayelitsha, criminals made off with three computers from the Zakhele Clinic on Monday 2 May 2016. The following night, thieves stole 50 white plastic chairs from the clinic and damaged the front door and burglar gate. Other clinics in Khayelitsha have also been targeted in recent weeks, including two incidents at the Town 2, Nolungile and Kuyasa clinics. Continue reading
Street Parking Solutions manages on-street parking in the CBD on behalf of the City of Cape Town. Since the beginning of this month, the parking marshals employed by Street Parking Solutions have been equipped with handheld point-of-sale (POS) devices which now make it possible for motorists to pay for parking with their bank cards.
‘The marshals with the handheld POS devices are wearing badges indicating that they can accept card payments. The POS devices make it easier and more convenient to pay for parking as motorists do not always have cash on hand and then have to search for an ATM to withdraw money,’ said the City’s Mayoral Committee Member: Transport for Cape Town, Councillor Brett Herron.
In October 2014 Street Parking Solutions also adopted SnapScan technology – an alternative payment option allowing motorists to pay for parking using a smartphone application. Continue reading
The City of Cape Town’s Traffic Service arrested 18 motorists for reckless and negligent driving during weekend operations.
In one incident on Friday 6 May 2016, an officer attached to the Ghost Squad chased down a VW Citi Golf and eventually got the driver to pull over along old Strandfontein Road near Pelican Park. The officer was shocked to find 10 people squeezed into the vehicle. When the driver’s blood alcohol level was taken, he was found to be four times over the legal limit.
‘This is the type of idiotic behaviour that our officers have to deal with on an all too regular basis. What’s even more astounding is how the nine passengers in the car allowed themselves to be in this situation at all. It’s a pity the law doesn’t allow us to arrest them for being party to a clearly drunk driver getting behind the wheel,’ said the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Safety and Security, Alderman JP Smith. Continue reading
This from iol.co.za:
Pretoria – Rugby legend Naas Botha’s estate was provisionally sequestrated by the high court in Pretoria on Thursday, after a bank claimed he owed it more than R1.1 million on a mortgage bond for a property in Mooikloof, east of the city.
Hendrik Egnatius Botha – popularly known as Naas – was not at court, nor did he oppose the provisional sequestration application, although the papers were served on him by the sheriff.
He also did not submit an affidavit to the court setting out his possible defence.
Judge Peter Mabuse gave the retired Springbok fly-half until June 15, to oppose the application and give reasons as to why he should not be finally sequestrated.
Botha, a four-time Rugby Player of the Year winner, has been involved in a six-year financial battle with Nedbank.
In December 2009, the bank turned to court for the first time to demand that Botha and his wife, Karen, pay back the money they owed in terms of the mortgage.
His wife had obtained a bond from Nedbank in January 2006 to buy the property, and Botha signed surety for it.
As the couple defended the bank’s action, Nedbank decided to settle after the Bothas undertook to make certain payments.
Dana van Zyl, a legal adviser for Nedbank, said in court documents, that shortly after the settlement, Karen sold the property for an amount which was not enough to repay the full loan amount.
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This from timeslive.co.za:
A R50 donation that snowballed into a social media fundraising campaign for a Cape Town waitress has delivered R44,777 to the woman who was humiliated by #RhodesMustFall activist Ntokozo Qwabe.
Sihle Ngobese handed R50 to Ashleigh Schultz‚ 23‚ when he tracked her down at Obz Cafe in Observatory‚ after hearing how Qwabe and a friend‚ Wandile Dlamini‚ had reduced her to tears last week.
Instead of leaving her a tip‚ Dlamini wrote on their bill:”We will give tip when you return the land.”
Ngobese‚ who is the spokesperson for Western Cape Social Development MEC Albert Fritz but made the gesture in his personal capacity‚ and a friend Roman Cabanac‚ who hosts a CliffCentral podcast‚ launched a Twitter fundraising campaign for Schultz.
He confirmed on Tuesday that the funds were on their way to Schultz‚ whose mother has cancer.
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