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Laureus Ambassador David Coulthard, who won 13 Grand Prix in a distinguished career and is now a respected TV commentator and analyst, here assesses the Formula One Nominees for the 2016 Laureus World Sports Awards. He also gives his views about the current Formula One season.

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In the Laureus Awards this year, Lewis Hamilton has been nominated for the Sportsman of the Year Award. Is that a worthy nomination, would you say?
DAVID COULTHARD: Well, not to be disrespectful to the others that have been nominated, and clearly as a motorsports person, I think that Lewis has continued to show that he has all the qualities of an elite sportsman, certainly in motor racing, he’s delivered consistently since he first joined for McLaren in 2007 right through until today. He has been crashed, he’s been the man that you watch during qualifying to see what lap time he can deliver, and he races in a sort of Senna‑esque way. So there’s no question that out of a quality field of drivers, he deserves that nomination. Continue reading



Johannesburg, 8 April 2016: The “2016 MTV Movie Awards” promises to deliver an incredible night under the stars with an amazing line-up of Hollywood’s hottest actors, celebrities and musicians when it airs outside for the first time from the backlot of Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank, California on Monday 11 April on MTV (DStv channel 130). Continue reading

The Cell C Sharks and the Emirates Lions clash in Durban on Saturday in what promises to be thrilling local Vodacom Super Rugby derby. These two teams are currently occupying the top two spots on the Africa Conference 2 log standings.

The visitors will be hoping to return to winning ways after losing to the Crusaders last weekend, while the home side returns to action following their bye. The match kick off at 17h05. In another Saturday clash, the Southern Kings face the Vodacom Bulls at home in Port Elizabeth. Their match at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium starts at 19h15 and is the second successive home game for the Kings after their morale-boosting win over the Sunwolves last weekend.

The Sunwolves continue their South African tour on Friday when they will be in action at DHL Newlands in Cape Town against the DHL Stormers. This evening fixture gets underway at 19h00. Elsewhere, the in-form Chiefs entertain fellow New Zealand side, the Blues, in the early morning kick-off on Friday. This match will be followed by the Force versus Crusaders clash in Perth. The Hurricanes will be hosting the Jaguares on Saturday morning, to be followed by the Reds encounter against the Highlanders later on in the Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane.


DHL Stormers vs Sunwolves Continue reading

Melrose Arch, one of the country’s most luxurious and high-end shopping and business centres, has donated one hundred running metres of sheets of vinyl in the form of billboards to DeskBags, a NPC dedicated to creating mobile desk solutions for underprivileged children around South Africa.

DeskBags is an innovative concept that provides school satchels that double as desks when folded open as the bag flap is reinforced with ABS plastic, providing a hard and stable surface for children to write on to do their lessons and homework.

Many schools around the country are not furnished with the most basic of amenities, such as school desks or chairs. According to Angie Motshekga, Minister of Basic Education 3.1 million children do not have school desks and are forced to learn while seated or kneeling on dusty floors, and using the ground as a writing surface. Continue reading

Johannesburg, 6 April 2016 – Qhubeka and loveLife have signed an MOU for a new programme that will see loveLife youth volunteers mobilised with Qhubeka Buffalo Bicycles. The programme, which will see the first bicycles distributed in July 2016, is aimed at helping the loveLife volunteers, known as groundBREAKERs and mpintshis, to implement community programmes more effectively and efficiently through the use of bicycles.

Qhubeka is an Nguni word that means to “to carry on”, “to progress”, “to move forward”. Qhubeka is part of World Bicycle Relief. World Bicycle Relief is a global non-profit organisation transforming individuals and communities through The Power of Bicycles. Since World Bicycle Relief’s founding in 2005, it has delivered more than 275 000 specially designed, locally assembled Buffalo bicycles to people in need. Continue reading

Dance Cultures National Holiday, the Ekurhuleni Spring Fiesta returns for its 6th annual installment and the date has finally been announced!

Saturday, 1st October 2016 sees Wild Waters Complex, Ekurhuleni’s most prestigious party playground, once again playing host to over 10 000 party goers to create only their best dance floor memories.

International Guests, Stages, Lineups and Ticketing info to be revealed over the next few months and we can’t wait!

Spring Fiesta 2016…HERE WE GO!!

The Venue @ Hemingways is set to stage “Firmament!” by Chris Chameleon, one of South Africa’s most prolific award-winning artists and masterful performers, on Friday, 30 April 2016.

Chris Chameleon’s new solo album release, “Firmament” is celebrated in a theatrical production featuring 12 brand new songs. Chameleon takes the audience on a journey and narrates the stories behind the songs, this eponymous show is seasoned with his subtle humour, physical comedy and truly honest renditions on every track. This intimate musical illustration is the stuff of dreams and is set to captivate audiences from the get go.

Endlessly creative and true to his name, Chameleon changes colour often with his many different shades of artistry and inspiration. He is not just the frontman and bassist for Boo! an eclectic band with a worldwide cult following, Chameleon is known in South Africa and abroad as a musical phenomenon as well as a talented actor and popular television personality. Continue reading

Programme:        About The Business
Channel:                BET (DStv channel 129)
Date:                       Wednesday 13 April 

Episode:                1
Time:                      19:30

Rally up on an hour journey docu-series taking you into the business lives of a tight-knit group.

Follow the friends and frenemies as they grapple their big dream into the elite world of urban Hollywood, as they juggle between the high-stakes world of entertainment with careers and family – all while navigating Los Angeles’ African-American celebrity circles.

Look out for guest appearances by Ne-Yo and Nick Cannon.

Watch About The Business on BET (DStv channel 129)Wednesday 13 April at 19:30 CAT.

Programme:          MTV Movie Awards
Channel:                 MTV (DStv channel 130)
Date:                         Monday 11 April 2016
Time:                        20:30 CAT


Hosted by Kevin Hart and Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson Continue reading

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