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(South Africa, 12 April 2016) This weekend, several Absa Pride Riders who took part in the 2016 Absa Cape Epic committed their support to young Diepsloot Mountain Bike Academy (DMA) members. As part of Absa’s ongoing support for the DMA, the Absa Pride Riders donated much needed cycling gear and committed to taking the young riders under their wing through a mentorship programme aligned to the bank’s ReadytoWork initiative.

ReadytoWork is Barclays Africa’s pan-African initiative aimed at helping young people build the skills they need to make the critical transition from education into the world of work. Continue reading

SA Rugby has assembled a vastly experienced team management to assist the new Springbok head coach with the core duties in preparing the team for the next four years.

Former Springbok Sevens captain Mzwandile Stick will join Johann van Graan as assistant coach, with Ian Schwartz carrying on as team manager.

Van Graan is retained in his role as assistant, while Stick joins the coaching staff after a stellar playing with the Springbok Sevens, where he was the captain and also a member of the team that won the World Series title in the 2008/09 season. Last year Stick coached Eastern Province to the Provincial Under-19 title. Continue reading

12 April 2016
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The DA in the Western Cape Provincial Parliament welcomes the appointment of Allister Coetzee as the new coach for the South African Rugby Team and wishes him well.

In my capacity as Chairperson of the Standing Committee on Cultural Affairs and Sport in the Western Cape, I will write to the Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport in the Province, Anroux Marais, to inquire what support her Department is giving Western Cape rugby federations, to ensure that more Western Cape born rugby enthusiasts stand a chance to one day become Springboks. Continue reading

Circle your calendars for Saturday, 16 April 2016 for some live DIY action with a comic twist when Suzelle DIY, played by actress Julia Anastasopolous, takes to the stage for the first time at The Boardwalk Amphitheatre in Port Elizabeth.

Well-loved for her hilarious do-it-yourself advice on everything from how to create a vertical garden to advice on whipping up a boerewors bagel dog, Suzelle DIY is just as famous for her “O f*k!” phrase.

A firm favourite ever since she first appeared on the internet in May 2014 with practical tips that include personal upstyling to furniture renovations, Suzelle more recently teamed up with local politician Helen Zille to share water saving tips via her own special brand of YouTube videos.  Continue reading

The talented singer and songwriter releases her first EP

8 April 2016, Johannesburg – The gifted and alluring Cara Frew, is set to release her first EP, Come Close to Me, featuring tracks Dive, Closer, Skin Deep and Weightless, and will be available for download on iTunes on the 22nd of April 2016.

Cara worked on this four-track EP in Los Angeles with Daniel Heath. His writing and production credits include Blue Jeans and Young and Beautiful for Lana Del Rey, as well as music for Maleficent and 50 Shades of Grey soundtracks. All four tracks were co-written with Stefan Skarbek, who worked closely with the legendary Amy Winehouse until her passing.

The EP is one of Cara’s most personal as she incorporates her strong Lana Del Ray influence into deep grooves, electronic elements and her signature slow, atmospheric sound. It features darkly shaded synths that cascade into lush walls of sound and her clean vocals resonate a bruised beauty. The music video for Dive has been released and Weightless is set to follow in the next few weeks. Continue reading

South Africa’s multi-award winning gospel group, MTN Joyous Celebration kicked off its 20th anniversary festivities with a bang this Easter at Carnival City staging 3 sold out performances.

To hail this milestone, MTN Joyous Celebration has partnered with yet another proudly South African brand, Translux. The three-year-partnership will see the gospel group travel in their own dedicated Translux coach when on tour.

“It’s been four years since MTN Joyous Celebration graced the Mother city and in response to the overwhelming demand, our Cape Town fans can look forward to a spiritually exhilarating two day run on their doorstep on the 26th and 27th April,” says co-founder Mthunzi Namba.

The Boardwalk in Port Elizabeth will for the first time play host to SA’s uplifting gospel ensemble on the 30th April at 17h00. Continue reading

WeChat has joined forces with AgriSA to help the drought relief and ease the burden of the worst drought in South Africa’s history (since records began in 1904).

For every first R50 you donate, WeChat will give you R50 back into your wallet. WeChat hopes this will encourage people to jump onboard – and make subsequent donations.

You can download the WeChat app from or on the Play Store and Apple iStore.

Once downloaded, all you need to do is hit the “+” button and select Scan QR Code. Next, you simply hover over the code (above). From there, you’re taken to AgriSA’s Official WeChat account. Follow the prompts to earn your rebate. Continue reading

Laureus Ambassador David Coulthard, who won 13 Grand Prix in a distinguished career and is now a respected TV commentator and analyst, here assesses the Formula One Nominees for the 2016 Laureus World Sports Awards. He also gives his views about the current Formula One season.

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In the Laureus Awards this year, Lewis Hamilton has been nominated for the Sportsman of the Year Award. Is that a worthy nomination, would you say?
DAVID COULTHARD: Well, not to be disrespectful to the others that have been nominated, and clearly as a motorsports person, I think that Lewis has continued to show that he has all the qualities of an elite sportsman, certainly in motor racing, he’s delivered consistently since he first joined for McLaren in 2007 right through until today. He has been crashed, he’s been the man that you watch during qualifying to see what lap time he can deliver, and he races in a sort of Senna‑esque way. So there’s no question that out of a quality field of drivers, he deserves that nomination. Continue reading



Johannesburg, 8 April 2016: The “2016 MTV Movie Awards” promises to deliver an incredible night under the stars with an amazing line-up of Hollywood’s hottest actors, celebrities and musicians when it airs outside for the first time from the backlot of Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank, California on Monday 11 April on MTV (DStv channel 130). Continue reading

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