Programme: Lip Sync Battle USA
Channel: MTV (DStv channel 130)
Contestants: Josh Gad vs Kaley Cuoco
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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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
Johannesburg, 19 February 2016: Global box-office powerhouses and stars of the upcoming action comedy “Central Intelligence”, Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart today announced that they will host the “2016 MTV Movie Awards”.
This year’s show will tape at Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank, California on Saturday 9 April and broadcast on MTV across Africa on MTV on Monday 11 April at 21:30 CAT (Red Carpet Show) and 22:00 CAT (MTV Movie Awards). For the first time ever, MTV will take the telecast entirely outdoors and onto the backlot to capture the essence of movie making magic against a dramatic nighttime backdrop.
Performers and presenters will be announced at a later date.
Absa, in partnership with the Diepsloot Mountain Bike Academy (DMA), will provide internships to 14 young riders as part of this year’s Absa Cape Epic, a gruelling eight day mountain-bike stage race which commences on 13 March 2016.
This year’s internship programme is aligned to the bank’s ReadytoWork initiative. Launched in 2015, ReadytoWork is a 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. It provides young people with access to a digital and face-to-face blended learning journey that helps develop their work, people, money and entrepreneurial skills, better equipping them to find a job or start their own business.
Absa has been a proud supporter of the DMA since 2004. Besides providing a safe platform for youngsters from disadvantaged communities to learn about the sport of cycling, the DMA also endeavours to foster strong educational support for its members. Continue reading
It is not unusual, today, to meet a woman who balances a challenging career with a plethora of household responsibilities, the intricacies of modern childcare and a fulfilling social life. She is certainly no longer lauded for her super-human abilities – it is simply expected of her.
The Working Mothers Expo, in partnership with MiWayLife, takes place at the Sandton Convention Centre on 4-5 November this year. This is the first time that an expo in South Africa will be directly geared to meet the needs of working mothers.
Craig Baker, CEO of MiWayLife, says: “We are very excited to be involved in this event as it offers a fantastic platform for an essential but unique group of people – the working mothers of South Africa. We certainly value the opportunity of engaging with and learning more about the unique challenges faced by working mothers as this will allow for the development of unique solutions. We hope to see the Working Mothers Expo become a permanent fixture on the expo calendar as a forum for working mothers to share with us and learn from others how best to achieve sustainable work-life balance.” Continue reading
The City of Cape Town’s Integrated Roadblock Unit is clocking up hundreds of arrests just a month since its launch.
The 18-member unit, comprising Metro Police, Law Enforcement and Traffic Services, was set up to increase the City’s visible policing efforts and clamp down specifically on drunk driving, motorists with outstanding warrants and those wanted by the South African Police Service, stolen vehicles, the detection and seizure of illegal firearms and drugs, and illegal street racing, as outlined in the statement released when the unit launched on 21 January 2016: http://tinyurl.com/hunlto5
The roadblock locations are chosen based on complaints received in a particular area, whether traffic- or crime-related; high accident locations; and areas that are not saturated enough during general day-to-day enforcement. Continue reading
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Global expansion moves closer with new teams, a new format and exciting new players entering the fray of the new bigger and bolder version of Vodacom Super Rugby, which was officially launched at Supersport’s studios in Johannesburg on Thursday.
Coaches, captains, senior players and administrators from all six South African teams attended the event in Randburg, where the excitement was palpable, a mere eight days before kick-off.
The decision to expand Vodacom Super Rugby from 15 to 18 teams was taken in November 2014 in London and this exciting new format of the competition will officially kick off next Friday, on 26 February, at the iconic Eden Park in Auckland. Continue reading
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