Channel: MTV (DStv channel 130)
Date: Monday 07 March
Contestants: Gabriel Iglesias vs Randy Couture
While funnyman Gabriel – known as ‘Fluffy’ – gets the crowds going with his rendition of “I Wanna Sex You Up” by Color Me Badd, muscleman Randy takes on Olivia Newton-John’s“Physical” while barely breaking a sweat in his 80s workout gear.
(South Africa, March 2016) Absa will once again be recognising and rewarding teamwork and perseverance at the 2016 Absa Cape Epic with the #ConquerAsOne campaign. At each stage of the race, an extraordinary #ConquerAsOne moment will be identified and recognised, where a team showed immense human spirit to overcome their own personal challenges to conquer that stage together.
During this year’s race, a panel of judges will select one #ConquerAsOne moment on each day of the race. The winning pair will be announced in the Absa Pride Hospitality area where they will receive a unique #ConquerAsOne jersey to wear proudly during the next day’s stage. At the end of the week, the judges will then select the overall #ConquerAsOne moment, with the winning team walking away with an Absa Pride entry for the 2017 Absa Cape Epic. Continue reading
True Movies 1
(DStv Channel 138)
Monday March 21 at 20h45
In this true story, Donna (Kirstie Alley) is a developmentally disabled woman growing up in Forest Haven, an institution for challenged individuals. She falls for fellow resident Ricardo (Delroy Lindo) and fights to remain strong amid the abusive staff. As the couple grow older, they must adjust to life outside the institution and learn basic life skills. But Donna and Ricardo face the biggest obstacles of their lives when they decide to start a family together.
Johannesburg, 14 March 2016: MTV’s hit reality series Geordie Shore has spawned Celebrity Big Brother winners, generated 11-million Twitter followers for its cast members and put Newcastle firmly on the tourist map- and, from 22 March 2016, the Geordies are back on our screens to tear up the ‘toon” once again.
Back for an incredible twelfth season, Geordie Shore, the wildly entertaining spin-off of Jersey Shore, sees the infamous Geordies make a heroic return to their home town after their big Greek adventure in Season 11. Continue reading
SA Rugby confirmed on Friday that they hoped to announce the identity of the new Springbok coach following the Annual General Meeting at the start of next month.
Oregan Hoskins, president of SA Rugby, confirmed that a preferred candidate had been identified and that the recommendation would now be considered by the General Council.
“The High Performance committee examined a list of potential coaches and identified their preferred candidate against a set of pre-determined criteria,” said Mr Hoskins.
“In broad terms we were looking for someone with a proven track record at an elite level; someone who would embrace the objectives of our Strategic Transformation Plan and someone who would understand the public demands of the job and what that entails.
“The Executive Council accepted the High Performance committee’s recommendation some time ago and the preferred candidate’s name will now be set before the General Council.”
Mr Hoskins said that the preferred candidate would not be in attendance of the Council meeting as his appointment would be dependent on their decision.
The AGM takes place on 1 April at the Southern Sun Hotel in Newlands, Cape Town. The meeting starts at 11am.
(March 2016) This Sunday sees the start of the Absa Cape Epic (ACE), one of the most grueling mountain biking events in the world, with riders competing over eight arduous stages from 13-20 March.
Despite the ACE totaling a distance of 651km and involving15 100m of climbing, for Absa it is more than just a race.
Some of the bank’s staff, including Arrie Rautenbach, Chief Risk Officer for Barclays Africa, and clients will sponsor and mentor young riders from the Diepsloot Mountain Bike Academy (DMA). One of these clients is Nigel Payne, Chairman of the Mr Price Group and a board member at a number of other leading institutions. Continue reading
LONDON, March 11, 2016 – Leading charities Laureus Sport for Good and Comic Relief have once again teamed up to work together to continue improving the lives of disadvantaged children in Africa.
Comic Relief, which already supports projects with Laureus Sport for Good in both Africa and Latin America, has committed more than £400,000 to two new grants – one with the Mathare Youth Sports Association (MYSA) in Kenya and one with Diepsloot Mountain Bike Academy in South Africa.
MYSA uses the power of sport, principally football, as a means to provide opportunities for young people in the area. The funds will provide young people with opportunities to develop skills to tackle problems that arise in their daily lives, gain work experience, career guidance and access to education. At the same time, the grant will assist the project with awareness around HIV/AIDS and hygiene and sanitation in the slums of Nairobi. Continue reading
South Africa is in the middle of its worst drought in recorded history, and reports suggest it could cost the economy as much as R20 billion. To assist struggling farmers, WeChat Africa has unveiled a mobile donation channel in partnership with Agri SA. For your first donation, WeChat will refund the money back into your mobile wallet, up to a maximum of R50.
“South Africa is currently experiencing the worst drought this decade, says Omri van Zyl, CEO of Agri SA. The Agri SA drought fund has been created to help farmers, farm workers and communities in need as the country battles severe food, fodder and water shortages. Every donation helps.
“We are pleased by the news that WeChat has joined the cause, and is using their platform to encourage people to get involved.
“WeChat has made the process of donating very simple, and we are fully behind the idea of technology being used to reach as many South Africans as possible.” Continue reading
Record-breaking South African hip-hop superstar Cassper Nyovest will join American rap heavyweight Nicki Minaj on her Pinkprint Tour that is set to enthrall Johannesburg 17, 18 and Durban on 20 March 2016, promoters AIREY SCOTT have confirmed.
On the first date of Minaj’s hotly awaited South African tour, 17 March, the Mafikeng-born Motswako rapper will return to the same stage where he made history last October: he was the first local act to sell out the 20 000-capacity Ticketpro Dome in Johannesburg as part of his successful #FiilUpTheDome campaign.
Nyovest, whose real name is Refiloe Phoolo, will also perform with Minaj at Durban’s Moses Mabhida Stadium on 20 March.
Since bursting onto the local music scene in 2013, Nyovest has racked up two hit albums, Tsholofelo and Refiloe, spawning hits such as Le Mpitse, Doc Shebeleza, Tsibip, Ghetto, Mama I Made It, Phumakim and Gusheshe – which fans can expect to hear during his appearances on Minaj’s Pinkprint Tour. Continue reading
Last weekend in Las Vegas, the South Africans lost their semi-final clash against Australia after conceding a penalty try after the sound of the final hooter. Powell now wants to see his squad improve their concentration and composure so that they are able to close out deciding matches successfully.
The two-day tournament will be staged in the state-of-the-art BC Place Stadium, which has a capacity of 54 500 and a gigantic retractable roof. Continue reading