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There are two changes to the DHL Western Province starting line-up for the SuperSport Rugby Challenge encounter against Cell C Sharks XV in Durban on Friday.

There is one change in the forward pack and one in the backline for the clash, which kicks off at 15h00 on Friday at KP2 on the outer grounds at Jonsson Kings Park.

Hooker Daniel Jooste is back from injury to take his place in the starting line-up, while David Brits makes his first start of the season at outside centre.

There are a number of changes to the replacements bench with prop Michael Kumbirai and scrumhalf Godlen Masimla making their first appearances of the campaign and outside back Tristan Leyds back from injury.

DHL Western Province Head Coach Jerome Paarwater said that his side are determined to make it three consecutive wins on the road.

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Some of the biggest names in Afrikaans music will be taking to the Grand Arena stage at GrandWest on 11 May 2019 for the fantastic Super Sokkie show. Join Kurt Darren, Karlien van Jaarsveld, Die Campbells, Theuns Jordaan and Jan Bloukaas as they get the audience dancing and singing to their best hits.

“This is going to be a great show for anyone who enjoys good Afrikaans music,” says Elouise Matthys, the PR and Promotions Manager at GrandWest. “This is an amazing lineup of talent and we are so excited to host these big names at GrandWest.”

Tickets to Super Sokkie are available from Computicket at R150 or R250 for a VIP ticket, which allows for access to chairs and tables and a private bar. Doors open at 19h30 and the show starts at 20h00.

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The City of Cape Town advises residents to familiarise themselves with the features and contents of a City employee identity card, as well as other indicators which authenticates City officials. Also, posing as a City official, or making use of the City’s name is a criminal offence. Read more below:

The City would like to remind residents that fraudsters often pose as City employees and target unsuspecting Capetonians as part of their scams.

It was recently brought to the City’s attention that a member of the public approached a resident and offered to tar the owner’s driveway. The fraudster alleged to be a City employee by using the name of an actual City official and offered to do the work for a fee of R3 500 which the resident paid. The fraudsters used a printout of a City staff member’s details to identify themselves as ‘officials’.

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With the South African Conference in the 2019 Vodacom Super Rugby tournament the tightest in years, four of the five teams involved will be chasing crucial wins in Round 13 of the competition on Friday and Saturday.

The Vodacom Bulls play the Crusaders in a vital Vodacom Super Rugby clash on Friday evening in Pretoria. The big match at Loftus Versfeld starts at 19h10 and will be televised live on SuperSport1.

That game is followed by two fixtures on Saturday involving local sides. The Cell C Sharks complete their Australian tour with a visit to Waikato, Hamilton, where they will face the Chiefs from 09h35.

The only local fixture of the weekend sees the Emirates Lions in action against the Waratahs at the Emirates Airline Park in Johannesburg, where the kick-off is scheduled for 15h05. The DHL Stormers have a bye this weekend, while the Jaguares – the other team in the South African conference – face the Highlanders in Dunedin on Saturday (07h15), looking to increase their recent unbeaten run.

Brits, Jenkins back for Vodacom Bulls’ Crusaders test

Springboks Schalk Brits and Jason Jenkins are back in the Vodacom Bulls pack for their Vodacom Super Rugby clash against the Crusaders at Loftus Versfeld on Friday evening, when the Pretoria outfit will be eager to put in another good performance following their 28-21 home win over the Waratahs last weekend.

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The Springbok Women’s Sevens team on Thursday won the Centrale Sevens tournament in Paris, starting their short tour of France in the best possible way as they were unbeaten in their six matches.

The tournament culminated with a 24-7 win over the Ukraine in the final at Stade de la Peupleraie in the French capital and afterwards, Springbok Women’s Sevens coach Paul Delport was full of praise for the effort put in by the squad.

“I am very pleased and proud on how the team responded today. We had tough conditions, with rain yesterday and today, but the ladies really played well,” Delport said.

“We came here to be tested and to see where we are as a squad and I am pleased on both fronts. We are pretty lucky in not picking up any injuries and especially in our matches against Ukraine, the squad had to dig deep.

“We tried to spread the workload amongst the squad as well and everyone got good game time, which was another objective of the trip.”

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A 25-man DHL Stormers squad will travel to Argentina on Tuesday ahead of their Vodacom Super Rugby encounter with the Jaguares in Buenos Aires this weekend.

The DHL Stormers will be looking for their second win against the Jaguares this season when they run out at the Estadio Jose Amalfitani at 21h40 SA time on Saturday.

Utility forwards Pieter-Steph du Toit (shoulder) and Ernst van Rhyn (elbow) were ruled out of the touring group through injury, while flank Siya Kolisi and prop Frans Malherbe will be rested as part of the Springbok management plan.

Loose forwards Jaco Coetzee and Sikhumbuzo Notshe have both recovered from injuries and will make the trip.

DHL Stormers Head Coach Robbie Fleck said that the players going to Argentina will be giving it everything to secure another win.

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Dams that supply Cape Town have declined by 1% over the past week to 46,6% (2018: 20,9%) of storage capacity. Read more below:

Cape Town’s collective water consumption for the past week increased by 22 million litres to 607 million litres per day of collective usage.

According to the City’s records dams were at 20,9% of storage capacity at the same time in 2018 and at 22,8% of storage capacity in 2017.

Although we are in a much improved position due to higher dam levels and reduced demand when compared to the same period in previous years, we encourage residents to continue using water wisely.

Level 3 restrictions remain in place to aid dam recovery.

Please see the following links for information on:

Please visit for all water-related information and Frequently Asked Questions.

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Jo Black’s second album, VOEL JY DIE GENADE, was released on 8 February 2019 and achieved gold status within only 10 days after release. The first single from the album, which is also the title track, also still features on the charts of many radio stations nationwide whilst the music video has already had almost 860 000 hits on YouTube.

Now he is back with a brand new emotional rock ballad that not only promises to dominate music charts for the next few months, but will also appeal to audiences of all ages and he dedicates this new single to his wife, Debbie.

“You only realise how much you need someone when there is a chance that you might lose that person,” Jo reveals the message behind his latest single, which he wrote with Johan Vorster. “BITTER is one of the most descriptive words in Afrikaans. This song was written to tell my wife how much I need her.”

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In a bid to promote the sexual well-being of Cape Town communities, the Embassy of Japan in South Africa handed over a mobile clinic to the Partners in Sexual Health (PSH).

“Initiatives such as this one have a direct effect on the community. The mobile clinic will ensure that all community members, even those that are far from the district and municipal clinics, have access to HIV testing, pregnancy testing and family planning resources. Partners in Sexual Health will also be better equipped in fighting against the HIV epidemic,” says Mr Yasushi Naito, Counsellor of the Consul of Japan in Cape Town.

The mobile clinic is the latest in the series of funding initiatives by the Government of Japan, through the Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP) funding scheme, which has been funding development projects in South Africa since 1990.

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