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CAPE TOWN. – The Western Province Cricket Association (WPCA) is committed to the promotion of non-sexism as part of the advancements of human rights and freedoms and the achievement of equality in South African society.

“The WPCA proudly subscribes to the values in the consistution of South Africa, including values such as human dignity, non-racialism and non-sexism,” said Nabeal Dien, chief executive officer of the Cape Cobras.

“Therefore we won’t tolerate sexism, sexual predjudice, sexist remarks of sexist language of any nature at grounds under the auspices of the WPCA,” he added.

“Our stance against sexism is as firm as is the case against any form of racism and racial prejudice,” he said. Continue reading

Hidden in Silence

True Movies (DStv Channel 138)
Friday March 18 (repeated Wednesday March 23) at 7pm.

The remarkable Hidden in Silence is based on the true life events of the 13 member Diamant family who were hid in the attic of two Polish orphans during the Holocaust and has been described as heart-breaking and inspiring as Schindler’s List.

It is the winner of the Writers Guild of America Award for Best Original Long Form – Television and tells of the orphaned Catholic sisters Stefania and Helena Podgorska, ages 16 and 9, who hid the Diamant family in the attic of their home during World War 2. Stefania had worked in the Diamant family’s grocery store before the Nazi invasion of Poland.

While some stand silent, Stefania (portrayed by ER’s Kellie Martin) chooses the role of a saviour and sneaks 13 Jews into her attic. Every day, she risks detection – and immediate execution – by smuggling food and water to the silent group living above her. And when two German nurses are assigned to her living quarters, the chances of discovery become dangerously high. This is the true story of a young woman’s selfless commitment and unwavering resolve in the face of war. The Diamants remained in the attic for two-and-a-half years and survived the Holocaust. Continue reading

This from iol.co.za:

Durban – The SAPS has to pay more than R1.2 million to compensate an Umhlanga car dealership after an out-of-the-box Jaguar was written off in an accident caused by a policeman.

The black Jaguar F type, V8 SC was the launch vehicle of the model which was being introduced in South Africa at the time. It was valued at more than R1.3 million, but, after the accident – which occurred on the N3 near the Spaghetti Junction a Sunday afternoon in July 2013 – it was sold for scrap for R112 000 and Jaguar Umhlanga sued the minister of police and the policeman for the balance.

In the recent trial before Durban High Court Judge Themba Sishi, the driver, Trevor Clack, employed as the dealership’s brand manager, said he was taking the car on a test drive before the launch in the coming week.

“The sky was blue and the visibility was clear,” he said.

As he passed The Pavilion Shopping Centre, he changed lanes from the extreme right-hand one to the middle one.

Full story here:

http://www.iol.co.za/news/crime-courts/pics-jaguar-smash-costs-police-r12m-1994149

Pretoria, 03 March 2016- The South African Broadcasting Corporation’s (SABC) public service radio station, IKwekwezi FM meaning ‘The Star’ has been shining for 33 years. During this time, the station used the tagline; ‘Lapho Sikhona Kunokukhanya’.

In celebrating this incredible milestone, the radio station has embarked on a new, brand campaign tagged: ‘Kukhanya Bha’ meaning ‘wherever we are, it shines bright’. The new slogan highlights not only the presence of light but also the ability to shine.

This brand campaign further entrenches the heritage of IKwekwezi FM, as a progressive brand showcasing the Ndebele culture. The campaign celebrates the history of the station and captures the imagination of the ever-evolving listener, who is exposed to the world of technology, trends and other culture, who desires to remain, rooted in their heritage. Continue reading

R&B star Fantasia seems to have it all. The winner of American Idol has a Grammy to her name, wowed audiences in the hit Broadway production of The Color Purple and topped the best-selling lists with her memoir.

But life was often a struggle for this once unemployed single mother.

“My life looks like a fairy tale in many ways, but you have to remember that life is not a fairy tale. I was the American Idol but at the time I couldn’t even read a fairy tale to my four-year-old daughter,” she revealed in her biography Life is Not a Fairytale.

Her book has been turned into a movie of the same title which airs on True Movies (DStv Channel 138) on both Monday March 7 &14 at 20h45.

“But was my past, and where I am now is my future. We all go through things and the things I went through made me who I am today,” she says. Continue reading

The City of Cape Town’s Hout Bay Gateway Precinct Project is well under way and is expected to be completed by the end of June 2016. The upgrade of the Imizamo Yethu entrance, in particular, forms part of the City’s broader commitment to this community.

The R5 million Hout Bay Gateway Precinct Project comprises the upgrading of the pedestrian environment along Hout Bay Main Road and Victoria/NR Mandela Roads to provide the community with safer paved walkways to schools, taxis, the MyCiTi stations and the clinic.

The upgrading of the intersection is part of a series of interventions in this area such as the construction of the MyCiTi station and the upgrading of the sports complex.

Further improvements to the area include: paving walkways and larger public spaces; creating retaining walls to stabilise soil embankments; providing low seating walls, lighting and playground equipment; and planting trees. Continue reading

The Olympic Games is without a doubt the pinnacle of world sport and the peak of any athlete’s career. Powerade, as the official sports drink of the 2016 Olympic Games, will be giving everyday sportsmen and women a taste of what it takes to train like a professional in 2016 through the Powerade Train Like an Olympian campaign. The campaign kicks off at the 2016 Cape Town Cycle Tour and will move onto the new Cape Argus Sport Show and the Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon. Powerade will be giving all race participants and expo goers at each event the opportunity to experience elements of an Olympic style training assessment from some of the country’s top training specialists.

Just like Olympians, all sportsmen and women have the desire to continually improve their performance and to achieve their personal goals. However, average sportsmen and sportswomen only have limited access to professional training information and the exercise science which could take their performance to the next level. Continue reading

Johannesburg/Lagos, 3 March 2016: Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) Africa today announced the hosts for Lip Sync Battle Africa, the first localised format of the multi-platform, pop-culture phenomenon to air on the continent.

South African entertainment superstar Pearl Thusi and Nigerian music legendD’Banj will host Lip Sync Battle Africa. Pearl Thusi will serve as all around host and “master of ceremonies”, while “Koko Master” and “Oliver Twist” starD’Banj will step up as the “colour commentator”, adding his lively observations to the proceedings.

Lip Sync Battle Africa will premiere in April 2016 on MTV (DStv channel 130), MTV Base (DStv channel 322) and e.tv.
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The South African Vodacom Super Rugby franchises will look to build momentum this weekend as round two of the competition kicks off and the rust begins to wear off.

Three local franchises, the DHL Stormers, Emirates Lions and Cell C Sharks, started the competition with a bang last week as they registered morale-boosting bonus-point victories. They will undoubtedly look to continue this form as most of the teams begin to find their feet in the competition.

The Toyota Cheetahs and Vodacom Bulls, meanwhile, will be determined to improve on their form in the opening round and register their first victories of the season to avoid slipping further behind the pace-setters early in the competition.

SA’s sixth franchise, the Southern Kings, have a bye.

The Emirates Lions will be the first South African franchise to take to the field on Saturday morning as they go up against the Chiefs in Hamilton in their second tour game at 06h15. Continue reading

BERLIN, March 3, 2016 – Boris Becker and Novak Djokovic are celebrating after the world tennis No.1 was nominated for the Laureus World Sportsman of the Year Award for the second straight time. In an exclusive, in-depth interview on Laureus.com, Becker, who has coached Djokovic since January 2014, said: “Very few players, if any, had a year like that.” Continue reading

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