Amid controversy over the Boks not passing by certain areas in Port Elizabeth such as the Northern Areas and certain spots in Uitenhage, the tour was seen by what could’ve been hundreds of thousands. The Bok trophy tour started in Pretoria and Jozi where after they moved to Durban, East London and Port Elizabeth. The final leg of the tour continues today in Cape Town. There were reports of tyres being set alight in the Northern Areas after residents were upset because the tour did not include them after waiting for hours. SA Rugby has apologised on its Facebook page reasoning the high traffic volumes and running way behind schedule. According to my watch they were probably running around 3 hours late, which is unavoidable with congestion and what looked like a logistical nightmare for the team on the ground literally running alongside the 4 or so buses. I also noted that the players were notably burnt out and looked extremely exhausted and they probably cannot wait to finally be with their families and sleep in their own beds after more than two months.
We were on the media bus and had a birds eye view of what was transpiring and it blew my mind how many people came out on a fairly ominous day with 50% chance of rain, to see their heroes. Unbelievable scenes as roads were blocked and thousands upon thousands lining the streets to see the Rugby World Cup winners!
All in all a lovely day and experiencing such euphoria was unbelievable.
Here’s to the 2023 trophy tour!
Apple Music has launched its Summertime Sounds campaign featuring playlists from some of South Africa and the world’s biggest celebrities and influencers.
It includes a broad selection of playlists curated by top celebrities and musicians from South Africa and around the globe including; Boity, Pearl Thusi, Rich Mnisi, Kendall Jenner, DJ Zinhle, Jeannie D, Nadia Jaftha, Nakhane, Kim Jayde, Nandi Madida, Khalid, Shawn Mendes, Celeste Ntuli, the Sobekwa Twins, Karen Zoid, Terry Pheto and many more.
Says DJ Zinhle: “African music is on the rise so my playlist comprises mostly African music. This makes me so proud because we are producing quality music that is also appreciated by the rest of the world. We are producing sounds that are true to us.”
Of her selection Pearl Thusi explains: “These are songs that either lift my soul or help me go through certain emotions whether comfortable or uncomfortable. Music marks time and sometimes takes me back to a beautiful moment.” Her eclectic pick ranges from Brenda Fassie’s Weekend Special and Coldplay’s Fix It to Rihanna’s Love on the Brain and Tracy Chapman’s She’s Got Her Ticket.
Boity – whose tracks include some of her own hits as well as Sho Madjozi’s John Cena track and music by Samthing Soweto, Beyonce, Chris Brown and Drake – says she picked the songs “because I feel that it is the perfect playlist to not only motivate me to go hard in the gym and be about my business but to also create the perfect vibes for a great summer.” Continue reading
– Uniforia is created to reflect the Pan-European spirit of next year’s tournament –
– adidas fused art and football to create a ball that speaks to the power of coming together –
– Uniforia ball marks the 60th anniversary of the tournament, to be held across 12 host cities for the first time –
Herzogenaurach, November 6, 2019: adidas today reveals Uniforia – the Official Match Ball for UEFA EURO2020TM. Named in honour of the unity and the euphoria that football can bring, the ball is designed to celebrate the togetherness that next year’s tournament will inspire across the continent as part of its new look for 2020.
Drawing inspiration from the tournament’s revamped format which will see it played out across 12 different European countries for the first time ever, Uniforia’s design commemorates the notion of crossing bridges, blending borders and diversity of fan and athlete through a unique collision of art and football. These elements were the starting point for the design process of the ball which began in 2018.
Anika Marie Kennaugh, Product Designer at adidas, commented: “When designing an Official Match Ball, we always look to reflect culture; what is the spirit of the street that we can proudly showcase in the stadium. What we saw in our cities – all our key cities – is the need to come together and unite for change. As one of the major sporting events in the world, UEFA EURO2020TM is a great opportunity to proudly showcase the power of unity and to celebrate sport as a connector of people, ideas and creativity.”
Uniforia’s design features bold, black brush-stroke style lines running across the ball, symbolising the blurring of boundaries and crossing of borders as reflective of the competition’s new transcontinental format. These broad strokes are interjected with flashes of bright, light colours throughout, as a celebration of the tournament’s diversity and bringing together of different cultures. Continue reading
SOMER IS OM DIE DRAAI MET DIE MEES ONVERWAGSTE SAMEWERKING WAT BELOOF OM ’N MASSIEWE EN OPWINDENDE VERRASSING TE WEES
AL KLINK DIT ONWERKLIK, STEL ELVIS BLUE & SNOTKOP SAAM LANGPAD ALLEEN PAD BEKEND
Die tweetalige hartedief van Suid-Afrika, die SAMA-bekroonde Elvis Blue, het omtrent nou die bal aan die rol gekry deur ’n nuwe vlak van opwinding vir die somer wat net om die draai is te skep, met ‘n prettige en splinternuwe enkelsnit saam met…raai net wie? Niemand anders as die Afrikaanse pop-, klitsrym- en sokkiesensasie, Snotkop, homself nie! Korrek, die mees onverwagste samewerking van die jaar.
Join Western Cape on Wellness (WOW) and the Chrysalis Youth Academy tomorrow in their walk against gender-based violence. White ribbons will be handed out on the walk.
“As we walk, we remember those who have been injured and those who have died. We raise our voices not so that we can shout but so that those without a voice can be heard”
Where: Green Point Lighthouse, 100 Beach Road, Mouille Point, Cape Town.
When: Saturday, 9th November 2019, 09h00 until 11h00
Dress: Wear comfortable clothing, a black T-shirt, walking shoes & bring your water
Thank you for helping us to Create a Culture of Wellness Together!
Following their impressive win over England at the Rugby World Cup final last week, South Africa’s national rugby team, the Springboks, have embarked on a national trophy tour to celebrate with the country.
Cape Town is the final leg of the Victory Tour, where the team will celebrate with thousands of supporters in some parts of the metro.
The City of Cape Town, in conjunction with the South African Rugby Union (SARU), has been working hard over the last week to put together a celebration to honour the team as well as the millions of fans who have been cheering for them during the tournament.
‘As the City of Cape Town and citizens of this beautiful country, we are proud of the hard work this team has put in and which has culminated in them being crowned World Champions.
‘We are ready to welcome them to Cape Town for a gees-filled victory parade and I want to call on all of Cape Town to come out and show their support for our Bokke. We want to show our gratitude to them for bringing home the cup and making all of South Africa so proud of them. We are also thrilled that, as a cherry on top, Cape Town will be the home of the Webb Ellis Cup for the next four years,’ said Executive Mayor Dan Plato.
The victory parade will kick off with a mini concert at City Hall and Grand Parade on Monday 11 November 2019 at 11:00 before the team takes the Webb Ellis Cup on a tour of the CBD, Langa, Belhar and Elsies River.
While waiting for their heroes, fans gathering on the Grand Parade will be entertained by special performances from Early B, Fancy Galada, the SA Navy Band and other local entertainers.
The fifth and final leg of the Springboks’ RWC Trophy Tour will take place in Cape Town on Monday.
The route plan for Cape Town is as follows (all time approximate):
10h30: Tour starts at City Hall and bus departs along Darling Street
Left onto Adderley Street
Right onto Wale Street
Left onto Long Street
Right onto Buitensingel
Right onto Loop Street
Right onto Strand Street
Left onto Adderley Street
Right onto Hertzog Boulevard onto Nelson Mandela Boulevard
13h00: Second leg via N2 to Langa, Belhar and Elsies River
13h30: Take Bhunga Avenue offramp
Right onto Washington Drive towards Jakes Gerwel and right towards N2
14h30: Depart for Belhar via N2 and R300 onto Stellenbosch Arterial
Right onto Symphony Way into Robert Sobukwe
15h15: Left onto De la Rey Street through Ravensmead
Left onto Francie van Zijl Drive towards Uitsig and Elsies River
Left onto Jakes Gerwel onto the N2 and back to the hotel (arrival approximately 17h00)
The third and fourth legs of the Springboks’ RWC Trophy Tour will take place in East London on Saturday and Port Elizabeth on Sunday, with the final leg scheduled for Cape Town on Monday. The first two legs were in Gauteng and Durban.
The actual bus trips are for filming purposes only and that no media will be allowed on the bus, however, you are free to position yourself along the route for footage.
The route plan for East London on Saturday, 9 November (all times approximate):
09h30: Parade starts at East London City Hall
Proceed along Oxford Street
Left into Park Avenue
Right onto the North West Expressway
Left into Douglas Smith Highway
Right into Windyridge Road
Right into Parkside Road
Right into Greenpoint Road
Left into Dunoon Road
Left onto Mdantsane Access Road
Right onto link road towards Woolwash Road
Left into Woolwash Road
Along Scenery Park Main Road
Left onto Mdantsane Access Road
Right into Masaule Road
Right towards Kakaza
Left into Billie Road
Along Spine Road
Left into Link Road
Right onto Voortrekker Road R102
Into Mayfair Avenue
Into Devereaux Avenue past Vincent Park Shopping Mall
Right into Old Transkei Road
Left into Galway Road
Right into John Bailie Road
Left into Link Road
End at Moore Street
The route plan for Port Elizabeth on Sunday, 10 November (all times approximate):
Today, the Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, hosted a safety engagement with the Executive Mayors of District Municipalities (DMs) at Houw Hoek Inn, Botrivier. Today’s engagement provided an overview of what safety plans are and of funding spent to date. Feedback was also given on the progress made in implementing safety plans by the DMs and of the Premier’s safety plan announced on 19 September 2019.
This safety engagement followed a workshop held at Houw Hoek Inn on 2 August 2019, where the Department determined the DM’s needs to align them with funding and strategy. Amongst those in attendance today were Executive Mayors, Municipal Managers and Mayoral Committee members from each DM and the City of Cape Town, as well as SALGA.
Well, here’s some good news for your Friday afternoon.
Just hours after KFC started a manhunt for a couple who got engaged in one of its restaurants, the fast food outlet confirmed that they had been found.
“South Africa, you guys are amazing! We’ve found the beautiful couple … We’re meeting Bhut’ Hector and his lovely bride Nonhlanhla. We’ll keep you posted,” they wrote.
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