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Lock Chris van Zyl will captain the DHL Stormers in their encounter with the Sunwolves in Hong Kong on Saturday.

Regular captain Siya Kolisi’s workload is being managed, which will see him play off the replacements bench for the first-ever Vodacom Super Rugby match to be played in Hong Kong, which kicks off at 07h15 SA time at the Mong Kok Stadium on Saturday.

As a result Cobus Wiese comes into the starting line-up on the flank, along with No.8 Nizaam Carr and loosehead prop JC Janse van Rensburg, who replaces the injured Steven Kitshoff.

This will see prop Carlu Sadie come onto the replacements bench alongside lock Jan de Klerk and loose forwards Sikhumbuzo Notshe and Kolisi as forward cover.

There are two changes to the backline, with Jean-Luc du Plessis making his first start of the campaign at flyhalf and Seabelo Senatla coming in on the wing, with EW Viljoen amongst the replacements.

DHL Stormers Head Coach Robbie Fleck said that his team are looking forward to what will be the first-ever Vodacom Super Rugby game to be played in Hong Kong.

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Kathu and Montagu are best known for mining and muskadel, but this weekend these towns will witness mauls, tries and tackles when the SuperSport Rugby Challenge rolls through. The action will also return to Oudtshoorn on Sunday, when the third Rugby Festival – a double-header of provincial matches and a Gold Cup qualifier – takes place at the Bridgton Sportsground.

And two of the frontrunners, the iCOLLEGE Pumas and Toyota Free State XV, will be returning to their big stadium home bases in Nelspruit and Bloemfontein respectively, confirming the tournament’s versatility when it comes to bigger or smaller venues.

Action kicks off on Friday already, with a mouth-watering clash in Bloemfontein, where the undefeated Toyota Free State XV host the Cell C Sharks XV in a Central Section clash. Both sides scored impressive wins in Rustenburg last weekend and this match will kick-off what should be another try-fest.

Both teams have scored an average of six tries per match so far. In fact, no less than 232 tries have been scored in the 24 SuperSport Rugby Challenge matches played so far, averaging almost 10 tries per match.

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As Britain prepares for the nuptials of one of its most well-known families, a lot of hotels in the UK are offering packages for travellers who want to join the celebrations. The UK offers a massive variety of accommodation and there are also plenty of bolt-holes for loving couples looking for an intimate getaway of their own. Sue Petrie, British Airways’ Commercial Manager for Southern Africa, offers some quirky, luxurious and achingly romantic spots:

Supernova is a converted chapel on the Isle of Skye in Scottish Highlands overlooking Loch Harport, with the majestic Cullin Mountains as a backdrop. The self-catering cottage has its living-room upstairs to capitalise on the views and there’s a telescope for stargazing. Petrie suggests a day out that includes exploring 80kms of serene water, walking to the Rubh’ an Dùnain outcrop in the primal, snow-capped, 60-million-year-old mountains where you can see fossils and dinosaur footprints, and a visit to the famous Talisker Distillery. Then return to Supernova with Scotch and some of the famous Isle of Skye fudge, and warm up in the sauna and the double-ended bath for two. See www.uniquehomestays.com/self-catering/uk/scotland/isle-of-skye/supernova/

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From Saturday 26 May 2018, two new shows, The Modise Network and The Fix, promise to bring energy, interaction, and vibrancy to your weekend television viewing. The new offerings on the channel are part of an ongoing drive to provide fresh and exciting content for eNCA’s weekend audiences.

THE MODISE NETWORK
Tim Modise is a household name in South Africa. The world-class broadcaster has been witness to the changes in our country over the last 30 years, interviewing the people who have shaped South Africa. Now he brings that unique experience to eNCA screens from 26 May.

Tim has a strong vision for the show, “I want to use The Modise Network to engage with the people who are taking our country forward. Politicians, musicians and sports heroes all have a role to play in how we shape our future. I am very excited about bringing them into our network and onto my couch.” says Modise.

Tim is a consummate professional and will bring his unique blend of sharp intelligence and relaxed interviewing style to our screens from Saturday 26 May. The Modise Network will air weekly from 6 to 7pm on Saturdays and Sundays. Continue reading

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The City of Cape Town’s Water and Sanitation Department will be completing work on a part of the water supply network feeding parts of Brackenfell this evening, 17 May 2018. It is expected that the water supply to the area will be disrupted between 20:00 on 17 May and 05:00 on 18 May 2018 to facilitate the work.

The affected area is bordered by Frans Conradie Drive (M25) to the south, Brackenfell Boulevard (M100) to the west, Okavango Road (M137) to the east, and the N1 to the north.

Careful consideration has been given to the planning of this work to ensure minimal disruption to the water supply in the affected area.

The water supply network across the City is divided into reticulation zones which are smaller and much more manageable sections of the large network for purposes of maintenance and upgrades. This work forms part of the City’s Water Demand Management Plan and will significantly reduce the occurrence of pipe bursts and subsequent water losses.

Residents are advised to store water in clean sealed containers for domestic use during this period. Please also ensure taps remain in the off position to prevent damage to property and water wastage if supply is restored ahead of schedule.

The City regrets any inconvenience caused.

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The City’s Recreation and Parks Department is spending more than R3 million in a bid to secure alternative water sources for some of its sports fields and parks. The interventions include the installation of boreholes, well-points and storage tanks and the initiative forms part of the Recreation and Parks Department’s efforts to build resilience amid the persistent drought. Read more below:

Recreational facilities have gone from green to brown amid the persistent drought and resultant water restrictions. Currently, in terms of Level 6B restrictions, no irrigation is permissible using drinking water and even irrigation using alternative water sources like boreholes and well-points is limited to an hour on Tuesdays and Saturdays.

As a result, many of the City’s 610 sports fields have been rendered unusable and access has been restricted to prevent irreversible damage.

‘We have had to advise many sporting codes to curtail their activities because many of our fields would simply not be able to handle the wear and tear of regular use without proper irrigation. We can also not say with any level of certainty what winter will be like and whether the rainfall will be significant enough to help rehabilitate fields and parks, and also to fill the dams to the point where water restrictions can be revised to allow for more regular irrigation come summer,’ said the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Safety and Security; and Social Services, Alderman JP Smith.

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Award-winning soulful dance trio, Mi Casa, signed a publishing deal with Sony/ ATV Music Publishing today, that will see their music taken to the global market.

The deal is set to raise Mi Casa’s songwriting and composer profile to the same revered status that they enjoy as performing artists. The partnership will ensure that Mi Casa is represented by a publisher that has a worldwide presence, which gives them an opportunity to connect with other esteemed songwriters from Sony/ATV’s roster.

Furthermore the reach commanded by Sony/ATV Music Publishing will open up new opportunities to pitch and license Mi Casa’s much-loved hit songs.
Music is increasingly consumed on digital platforms making a publishing partner like Sony/ATV even more crucial to the protection of copyright and collection of royalties.

Guy Henderson, President International, Sony ATV Music Publishing said, “I am thrilled that Mi Casa has agreed to join us at Sony/ATV. Having enjoyed such huge success in South Africa over a number of years, we are really excited that it is the global Sony/ATV family that Mi Casa has chosen to work with for the next phase of their career.”

Rowlin Naicker, Managing Director, Sony/ATV Music Publishing SA said, “We are really excited to work with three of the country’s most gifted and creative songwriters and we believe in the strength and power of their music. It’s an honour and privilege to be part of both their legacy and future musical journey”

“We were looking for a publisher that has the same vision and passion for local music and Sony/ATV was the only Publisher that understood our strategy and we believe that they will form an essential role in assisting us to reach our dreams,” said, Sergio Botelho, Manager of Mi Casa.

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Springbok flyhalf Elton Jantjies will reach a special milestone when he runs out for his 100th Vodacom Super Rugby match in the colours of the Emirates Lions, when they take on the Brumbies at Emirates Airline Park in Johannesburg on Saturday afternoon.

Jantjies reached his century at this level in last year’s Vodacom Super Rugby final, but he also has 13 caps for the DHL Stormers to his name. At 17h15 on Saturday, he will become the first player to represent the Emirates Lions in 100 matches.

Only 23 South African players have achieved the milestone of playing 100 matches for only one team.

The match on the Highveld is one of only two in South Africa in Round 14. The other local match kicks off at 15h05 in Durban, where the Cell C Sharks will host the Chiefs.

The two other SA teams, the DHL Stormers and the Vodacom Bulls, both have away assignments on Saturday. The Capetonians face the Sunwolves in the first Vodacom Super Rugby match in Hong Kong (07h15, SA time), while in the last fixture of the weekend, the Vodacom Bulls will take on the much-improved Jaguares in Buenos Aires (23h40, SA time).

Jantjies will be hoping to steer a reshuffled Emirates Lions team back to winning ways after they suffered three losses on the bounce in Australasia. The Highvelders’ pivot made his tournament debut in 2011 and has scored 906 points to date, in 112 Vodacom Super Rugby matches.

The Cell C Sharks have performed well against Kiwi opposition this year, winning two of three against the New Zealanders, and their supporters will be hoping that Robert du Preez’s side can rediscover that good form when they entertain the Chiefs in Durban.

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Kathu and Montagu are best known for mining and muskadel, but this weekend these towns will witness mauls, tries and tackles when the SuperSport Rugby Challenge rolls through. The action will also return to Oudtshoorn on Sunday, when the third Rugby Festival – a double-header of provincial matches and a Gold Cup qualifier – takes place at the Bridgton Sportsground.

And two of the frontrunners, the iCOLLEGE Pumas and Toyota Free State XV, will be returning to their big stadium home bases in Nelspruit and Bloemfontein respectively, confirming the tournament’s versatility when it comes to bigger or smaller venues.

Action kicks off on Friday already, with a mouth-watering clash in Bloemfontein, where the undefeated Toyota Free State XV host the Cell C Sharks XV in a Central Section clash. Both sides scored impressive wins in Rustenburg last weekend and this match will kick-off what should be another try-fest.

Both teams have scored an average of six tries per match so far. In fact, no less than 232 tries have been scored in the 24 SuperSport Rugby Challenge matches played so far, averaging almost 10 tries per match.

Tafel Lager Griquas are leading the try-scoring stakes, with 24 tries in three matches, and they will be looking to add to that in Kathu, where they host the Down Touch Griffons at the Sivos Stadium on Saturday afternoon in the other Central Section match (the Leopards have a bye) this weekend.

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Alan Committie, the star of Defending the Caveman, comes to the Baxter Flipside from 29 May to 16 June at 8pm nightly, with a brand-new, hilarious exploration of the battle of the sexes (and the exes) called Love Factually.

After 963 performances of Defending the Caveman, Committie decided it was time to take a fresh look at relationships, so he wrote and performed Love Factually to critical and commercial acclaim. The show has had three sold out seasons in Johannesburg, a successful season in the UK where it debuted at the Rhoda McGaw Theatre in Woking, England in 2016 and was last seen in a sold out run at Theatre on the Bay.

Committie now brings his hit show to the Baxter Flipside in 2018 with a fresh look at relationships. For a short season, he will wow audiences with his family-friendly, high energy antics and delight people who are in relationships, leaving relationships or once read about relationships.

Recognized as one of South Africa’s leading stand-up comedians and renowned master of ceremonies (having hosted six Fleur Du Cap Theatre Awards, nine Jive Cape Town Funny Festivals and seven Sunday Times Top 100 companies awards evenings amongst many others), Committie is a multiple award-winning actor. His accolades include a Fleur du Cap Best Actor award for Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead and a South African Film and TV Best Supporting Actor award winner for Laugh Out Loud.

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