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With the help of the communities of Woodstock and District Six, an Integrated Management Framework (IMF) for Trafalgar Park has been developed which will help to drive the vision for the beautification, landscaping and heritage upgrades of the entire park. Read more below:

Trafalgar Park was formally established in 1905 for the residents of District Six and was then known as the East End Plantation.

During the early decades of the 20th century, this 3 ha park consisted of a garden with flower beds and a rose garden, similar to the Company’s Garden during the same period. The southern extension of the park was covered in pine trees, which extended across the lower slopes of Table Mountain. The park also contains the French Central Redoubt (fort) which was declared a National Monument in 1968 and which has been upgraded. Continue reading

Programme:           MTV Lip Sync Battle USA
Channel:                 MTV (DStv channel 130)
Date:                       Monday 22 February
Episode:                3
Contestants:         Anthony Anderson vs Tracee Ellis Ross
Time:                       21:35

No strangers to our television screens, “Black-ish” co-stars Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross are set to battle it out in the next episode of Lip Sync Battle USA.

All suited up, with shades on to seal off the look, Anthony delivers his performance to Ceelo Green’s “Forget You” with style. He’s got the looks, he’s got the moves and he’s got the attire… but does he have what it takes to beat Tracee?  Daughter of the legendary Diana Ross, she is no stranger to performing and soon gets the audiences’ hearts fluttering with her epic rendition of Nicki Minaj’s “Super Bass”Continue reading

KFC Mini-Cricket kids looking to secure series win in final KFC Mini-Cricket Kids vs Proteas Tour match at PPC Newlands

16 February 2015. The KFC Mini-Cricket Kids vs Proteas Tour reaches its climax on Thursday, 18 February, at PPC Newlands, with the KFC Mini-Cricket kids taking on the Proteas in the final game of the season.

The KFC Mini-Cricket kids, who will be represented by St Andrews Primary School from Saldanha Bay, will be looking to claim a historical series victory over one of the best limited overs sides in the world. The Proteas, who will be represented by ICC T20 World Cup squad memebers Kagiso Rabada, David Miller, Imran Tahir and Rilee Rossouw, will be looking to level-up the series after their Duckworth-Lewis victory over the kids in Gauteng. Continue reading



Springbok Sevens player Francois Hougaard will join Aviva Premiership side Worcester Warriors in England on a short term contract, SA Rugby confirmed on Monday.

The Springbok scrumhalf is currently on a one-year contract with the Springbok Sevens side. He will return to the squad in May, in time to be considered for selection for the last two World Series tournaments of the season, in Paris (14 and 15 May) and a week later at Twickenham in London.

Since joining the Springbok Sevens, Hougaard has played in four HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series tournaments, helping South Africa to joint first place on the log as well as the inaugural HSBC Cape Town Sevens title.

Springbok Sevens coach, Neil Powell, said Hougaard has made a big impact since joining the squad before the start of the season. According to Powell, the player has always played open cards with him regarding his desire to undertake a short spell overseas. Continue reading

Following the disruptive events of the 2016 Presidential State of the Nation, the School of Etiquette’s government protocol expert, Fraser Carey, offers insight into how leaders might make use of Conversational Intelligence to ensure respectful and productive debates during this next week’s parliamentary debate, when members of parliament will be allowed to weigh in on and pose questions regarding the President’s speech.

According to Carey, the conflict displayed during the State of the Nation address could be remedied through an understanding of the art of getting along. “When one engages with an enemy, the brain releases the stress hormone cortisol as well as adrenaline, which shut down one’s ability to think rationally and analytically; it counters any sense of trust and prevents the parties from being able to listen to one another effectively,” he explains. Continue reading

Johannesburg, 15 February 2016: All it took was five determined young girls, whose common goal was to jump on stage and sing, to birth the global phenomenon the world has come to know as Fifth Harmony.

The Ride: Fifth Harmony premieres on Friday 26 February at 21:05 CAT on MTV (DStv Channel 130).

Known for hits like Worth It, Sledgehammer, Like Mariah and Boss, not to mention their sexy dance moves and quirky style, Fifth Harmony is made up of Ally Brooke Hernandez, the ‘big sister’ of the group, Normani Kordei from Atlanta, blue-eyed Lauren Jauregui, feisty Cuban Camilla Cabello and the sultry Dina Jane Henson. The girls found fame after finishing in third place on the second season of X Factor USA in 2012. Having auditioned for the show individually, the girls were formed into a group and soon repaid their trust by proving a force to be reckoned with in the music industry.
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New and exclusive docu-series premieres on CI (DStv 170) on April 2 at 21:00

On Saturday, April 2 at 21:00, Crime + Investigation® (CI) (DStv 170) will premiere The Jail: 60 Days In – an unprecedented new, original 11-part docu-series following seven innocent participants who enter the dangerous world of incarceration at the Clark County Jail in Jeffersonville, Indiana, in an effort to expose internal issues and what really happens behind bars. As a result of the facility’s recent corrupt history, Sheriff Jamey Noel has devised a programme where the seven participants will live among the facility’s general population for 60 days without officers, fellow inmates, or staff knowing their secret.

Around-the-clock cameras captured this unparalleled access in an effort to bring problems to light and give viewers a first-hand look as the participants adapt to unfamiliar and terrifying surroundings. The Jail: 60 Days In is a candid view of what life is like behind bars, through the eyes of people who have never been charged with a crime or done time. Continue reading

Sony Pictures Television Networks’ Sony Channel (DStv Channel 127) has commissioned its first local South African television series, factual format Gogglebox.

Gogglebox South Africa is based on the award-winning UK show and observes some of the country’s most opinionated and avid TV viewers as they comment freely on the best and worst television shows of the past week from the comfort of their own sofas. It captured the imagination of households around the globe when it first launched and now Gogglebox is coming to the Sony Channel (DStv Channel 127) early 2016.

On its debut in the UK Gogglebox, which went on to win a number of awards including a BAFTA, soon became a word-of-mouth hit that had the Twittersphere buzzing and has resulted in numerous spin-offs in countries around the world.  Continue reading


Johannesburg, 12 February 2016: Africa’s #1 urban lifestyle festival filled up the TicketPro Dome in December, setting a new bar for music and lifestyle events on the continent.  Now you can catch all the magic, glamour and behind-the-scenes excitement of BET Experience Africa in a series of themed BETX programmes premiering on BET (DStv channel 129) from Saturday 13 February.

The celebration of the BET Experience kicks off with BETX Africa 2015 Live!, a concert special showcasing the musical artistry of Mary J. Blige, Maxwell, Raphael Saadiq and Young Thug, as they appeared on the same stage as African superstarsAKA, Flavour and Diamond Platnumz. Continue reading

Former referee Mzwamadoda “Banks” Yantolo has been appointed as SA Rugby’s new Referees Manager as a slight restructure will see the Referees Department henceforth operate within the Rugby Department based at SA Rugby’s offices in Cape Town.

Yantolo became a referee in 2003, but he switched his focus to being a Referee Selector after a knee injury ended his refereeing career. One of the highlights of his career was being appointed as a World Rugby Sevens Selector and Referee Reviewer at the Rugby World Cup Sevens in Moscow in 2013.

To ensure a swift transition to the new structure, the Referees Department has been relocated from Johannesburg to Cape Town. Yantolo, who started in his new position last month, reports to Rassie Erasmus, General Manager of the Rugby Department.

“We strive to be the best in every aspect of the game and our referees department certainly forms one of the key elements of the game,” said SA Rugby CEO Jurie Roux. Continue reading

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