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A museum centred on access for all

Cape Town, 24 February 2016 — This past Saturday, the 2016 Zeitz MOCAA Gala presented by Standard Bank Wealth and Investment, attracted a prestigious line-up of VIP and celebrity guests onto its red carpet.

Now in its second year, the gala is fundamental in raising funds to ensure Access for All, and programming for exhibitions and programming at the museum including at the museum’s Costume Institute. It was a night that honoured patrons for their generous support and contribution to the creation of what will be Africa’s most significant museum in over one hundred years.

The 2016 Zeitz MOCAA Gala was presented by Standard Bank Wealth and Investment with major supporters being Gucci, Elle, and Perrier-Jouët. Continue reading

· Mauls:

When a team forms a maul and the ball is taken from the ball-carrier, the new ball-carrier is not allowed to slip to the back, carrying the ball. That is obstruction. To get the ball to the back, the ball will have to be handed back.

· Penalty taken when time is up:

When time has elapsed in either the first half or second half of a match, but a team is penalised, the non-offending team will be allowed to kick the ball into touch and have the lineout. This makes the kick to touch and subsequent line-out part of the penalty. The same applies if non-infringing team opts for a scrum instead of penalty.

· Scrums:

When a scrum wheels through 90 degrees, the referee stops the scrum. If he is unsure of the cause of the wheel, he awards a new scrum with the same team to throw the ball in. (Previously the throw-in at the second scrum following the wheeled scrum always went to the team not in possession when the referee stopped the scrumming).

The scrumhalf of the team not winning a scrum is not allowed to step into the gap between the flank and the lock or No.8, the ball remains his offside line. That scrumhalf is also not allowed to touch players in the opposing scrum. (The law at present says he is not allowed to ‘grasp’. Now it is ‘touch’).

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Limitless freedom will be on display with the best local and international extreme athletes showcased at Africa’s premiere action sports festival,Ultimate X 2016 presented by Dark Custom™. The popular action-packed experience, which will take place at Grand Arena, GrandWest in Cape Town onSaturday, 27 February, is the only multi-disciplined action sports indoor fest globally, with Harley-Davidson® as title sponsor for the first time.

In another first for South Africa, bikes of the “Battle of the Kings” contest will be displayed at Ultimate X 2016 presented by Dark Custom™.

Harley-Davidson® dealers from South Africa (11 authorised dealerships across the country) compete for this title of top custom bike builder (with “Battle of the Kings”) in a winner-takes-all contest based on customising one of the latest Harley models, the all-new Sportster® Iron 883™. Provided with a blank canvas, these dealerships are finalising their sketches, receiving parts and accessorising the bikes throughout February to express the Harley® brand of self-expression, performance and freedom. Continue reading

Rare Diseases South Africa, a registered NPO and public benefit organisation, works to support individuals and families who are dealing with the everyday challenges brought upon by rare diseases. It is committed to raising funds for medical care while also raising awareness amongst the public and relevant bodies in order to affect policy changes that could affect the quality of life of patients.

The organisation was founded by Kelly du Plessis, CEO of Rare Diseases South Africa, whose son, Juan, was diagnosed with Pompe as a baby. Pompe is a rare disease that had only been diagnosed once before in SA. Continue reading

White Star Super Maize Meal recently treated some special celebrity friends to a four-night cruise to Mozambique and Portuguese Island. Thato Molamu, Motlatsi Mafatshe, Nolly Meje, Kiki Marli, and Mablerh, with his partner, Absalom Makhubu, enjoying a fun-filled, action-packed, getaway – all courtesy of White Star. The celebs were on top form, getting in on the action and getting the party started. Here’s a snapshot at what they got up to:

Day 1: Mon 15 Feb

The celebs boarded a plane from Johannesburg to Durban and made their way to the Durban harbor where the beautiful MSC Sinfonia ship awaited their arrival. Along the way, fans who were on the same cruise were amazed to see that the celebs will be joining them. Once safety training was done, the engines started and everyone was on their way. Continue reading

KAP Industrial Holdings Limited, a JSE listed company, is proud to announce a B-BBEE partnership with sani2c mountain bike event, and hereby introduces the KAP sani2c.

sani2c was started 12 years ago in order to raise funds for a school in the KwaZulu-Natal midlands, and is now rated as the largest staged mountain bike event in the world. The race is a premier event on the South African sporting calendar drawing 4 500 competitors annually from around the world and covers a route of 260km from the foothills of the Drakensberg to the sea.

KAP has had a longstanding involvement with sani2c through its PG Bison timber operations in the KwaZulu-Natal region. As sani2c has grown into a world class event, so too has KAP grown into a leading South African industrial company, thereby enabling it to increase its involvement in this event. Continue reading

Lip Sync Battle on January 15, 2015 with Julianna Hough and Derek Hough.

Lip Sync Battle on January 15, 2015 with Julianna Hough and Derek Hough.

Programme:           Lip Sync Battle USA
Channel:                 MTV (DStv channel 130)
Date:                       Monday 29 February
Episode:                4
Contestants:         Josh Gad vs Kaley Cuoco
Time:                       21:35

There’s never a dull moment on Lip Sync Battle US, especially when ‘The Wedding Ringer’ co-stars Josh Gad and Kaley Cuoco go head-to-head.  Expect a knockout battle when Josh takes on Donald Trump and Kaley gives her take on Britney Spears before channelling her inner rapper with a down and dirty version of “Move B****” by Ludacris. Continue reading

Johannesburg, 22 February: Pan-African reality series Top Actor Africa will have acting fans on their edge of their seats when Season 2 hits their TV screens (BET,19:30 CAT, Tuesday 1 March). Packed with nail-biting moments, and tense eliminations, the new series will keep the viewers guessing as 12 wannabe actors strive over 13 weeks to prove their acting chops and score a career-boosting prize!

Host and South African movie star Zikhona Sodlaka will be back to front the second season. Best known for her roles in “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom” and the national soapie “Generations”, Zikhona has played leading roles in many South African productions including “Tsha Tsha” and “Montana”, to name a few. Continue reading

SA Rugby has made significant changes to its concussion protocols in age-group rugby in an attempt to limit the potential risk of long-term effects sustained by players.

The changes are designed to allow players a greater opportunity to participate safely in the game of rugby for longer, and to reap the health, physical, and social benefits of playing the game.

The protocol changes involve distinguishing between only two age-group categories, players 18 years old or younger and those who are 19 years-old or older; having a stipulated stand-down period for players to rest; and mandatory visits to a medical doctor before taking to the field following a concussion diagnosis.

“The changes to the concussion protocols have been aligned with World Rugby’s procedures, and we believe it will play a significant role in preventing any potential long-term effects sustained as a result of concussion,” said SA Rugby CEO Jurie Roux.

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Note to media: To download the two rights-free sound clips featuring Neil Powell, commenting on Bryan Habana’s addition to the Springbok Sevens training squad, please click here.

Experienced Springbok wing Bryan Habana will join the Springbok Sevens squad in Stellenbosch on Tuesday following an agreement with his French club side, Toulon, SA Rugby confirmed on Monday.

Habana will be available for selection for the next two rounds of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series, in the USA and Canada. The popular Las Vegas tournament takes place from 4 to 6 March and will be followed by the inaugural event in Vancouver on 12 and 13 March.

The 2007 Rugby World Cup winner and most prolific South African Test try scorer made his only two Springbok Sevens appearances in 2004, in Wellington and Los Angeles, a couple of months before his Springbok Test debut. Continue reading

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