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Great specials to start the year……

  • HALF PRICE SUNDAYS is back from 14 January 2018, on selected shows only.
  • MID WEEK MADNESS is back from 1 February 2018 with limited R50 early bird tickets (available at Computicket only) to our Wednesday & Thursday night shows, on selected shows only.

January – A NIGHT OF HEADLINERS on Friday 19 January 2018. Prepare yourself for a real treat as FOUR top comedians perform on our stage for ONE night only! Matthew McAloone (IRE), Kurt Schoonraad, Brent Palmer and Martin Evans as the MC. As usual, the line-up is subject to change. There will also be LIVE video mixing performances by SA Hip Hop DJ, DJ Azuhl! Tickets are R190 (includes a free Savanna for all and a video mix tape CD on arrival for the first 100 guests). Continue reading

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British Airways is today announcing a multi-million pound investment in its World Traveller (long-haul economy cabin) catering, introducing an exciting and expanded new menu, which provides more quantity and quality to both meals and great snacking options throughout the flight.

Options now include:

Pretzels with the welcome drink
Four-course meal with starter, entrée, dessert, cheese and biscuits, accompanied by a bread roll and bottle of water
Second meal or substantial snack depending on the length of the flight
Regional meal options served according to destination
Magnum ice-creams
Tuck box with chocolates and crisps
Hot breakfast on longer overnight flights
Graze movie-snack box on longer* flights
Complimentary drinks from the bar Continue reading

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Life Below Zero

From Sunday 21 January at 17:00 on BBC Earth (DStv channel 184)

Series 5 (8 Episodes)

The struggle for survival continues for Sue Aikens, Jessie Holmes, Glenn Villaneuve and the Hailstone family as the onslaught of winter looms once again in Alaska in series five of this awe-inspiring series. With the last of the longer days coming to an end, the Alaskans must travel through unfamiliar territories and stockpile resources before the waterways freeze and winter’s dark, brutal conditions overtake the land. But as the nights draw in, the inhabitants have fewer daylight hours to build vital tools, hunt for food and sharpen their survival skills.

They work hard, but life is tough when you live off the grid, miles from the nearest road – and those who dwell on the frontier of the Arctic must do whatever is in their power to secure their homesteads for the cold, dark winter that lies ahead.

Where the Wild Men Are with Ben Fogle Continue reading

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SA Rugby confirmed on Monday that it had received notification from Steinhoff International that the company was withdrawing from all sponsorship activities. It means the Springbok Men’s and Women’s, and SA Rugby Sevens Academy teams will no longer carry the company’s logo.

“We have been kept informed by Steinhoff of their thinking and they have confirmed their intention to withdraw from their sponsorship of Sevens rugby with immediate effect,” said Jurie Roux, CEO of SA Rugby.

“It has been completed amicably and by agreement. We’d like to thank Steinhoff for their commitment and support over the past two seasons.” 

Roux said that the process had already begun to identify an alternative partner.

“We believe all our national teams have characteristics, values and a unique South African DNA that makes them highly attractive to commercial partners,” said Roux.

“The Springbok Sevens team has added to that with consistently high standards of performance as the current holders of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series title and we believe they will be an attractive proposition for potential partners.”

During 2018 , the Springbok Sevens team will defend their Commonwealth Games title on Australia’s Gold Coast between 13 and 15 April and then challenge for the Sevens Rugby World Cup title in San Francisco between 20 and 22 July.

The Springbok Women’s Sevens team will also contest both events. The Blitzboks are next in action in the HSBC World Sevens Series in Sydney, Australia, on 26-28 January.

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It is with a great sense of sadness that we have learnt of the passing of one of our city’s stalwarts, former Cape Town Mayor and Western Cape Premier, Gerald Morkel.

During his long career in politics, Morkel served as the Western Cape Premier between 1998 and 2001 and later as the Mayor of the City of Cape Town between 2001 and 2002.

The City of Cape Town extends its deepest sympathies to the Morkel family and friends of the former Mayor.

They are in our thoughts and prayers during this time of bereavement.

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The SA Rugby Sevens Academy showed great determination and character in Uruguay on Sunday to claim the Punta del Este tournament on the Sudamericarugby Sevens series, beating Ireland, France and Chile en route to the title, despite only having nine players available for the final.

“It was a great start to the year for us and the guys really had to dig deep for this one,” SA Rugby Sevens Academy coach, Marius Schoeman said after they defeated Chile 21-5 in the final.

“We only had nine fit players left for the final match and given the fact that Chile beat us on Day One, it was a remarkable effort by the squad. They really stepped up today. Our wins over Ireland in the quarters (31-7) and France (24-14) was due to excellent play by the guys. We did not let ourselves down in the final either.”

Schoeman feels the tournament ticked a number of boxes. Continue reading

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A 63-year-old man was declared dead at Kalk Bay Harbour this weekend, taking the number of drowning incidents since 1 December to 14. Read more below:

A 63-year-old Mitchells Plain resident drowned at Kalk Bay Harbour on Sunday 7 January 2018. The incident is the fourteenth confirmed drowning at beaches along the city’s coast since 1 December 2017.

The victim jumped into the water from the jetty just before 08:00 and got into trouble. He was pulled out by a worker in the area. Paramedics performed CPR but the man was declared dead on the scene.

‘The number of drowning incidents over this festive season has been heart-breaking, particularly when the circumstances in many cases suggest they could have been prevented. Swimming outside of designated areas remains one of the main contributing factors with 11 of the 14 drownings occurring as a result of failing to adhere to these safety guidelines. Apart from ongoing education and awareness which we are already doing, I’m not sure what additional steps can be taken to prevent this. City and NSRI staff have been patrolling the coast in an attempt to direct people towards safer swimming areas,’ said the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Safety and Security; and Social Services, Alderman JP Smith. Continue reading

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NOW FOR THE FINAL BEST SPORTING MOMENT VOTE!

  • Iowa Hawkeyes confirmed as fifth and final Best Sporting Moment Nominee after receiving most votes in December competition
  • Final Best Sporting Moment of the Year competition launched TODAY, with winner to be announced on stage at Laureus World Sports Awards in Monaco on February 27
  • Five emotional, heartwarming moments look beyond the scoreboard and show true value of sport
  • Watch the Best Sporting Moment Nominee videos and VOTE at myLaureus.com

London, January 2018 – The Iowa Hawkeyes have won the December Best Sporting Moment competition and are now nominated for the final Best Sporting Moment public vote. Hawkeyes supporters have started an emotional and heartwarming tradition in the ‘Kinnick Wave’. The wave sees supporters at the Hawkeyes’ Kinnick Stadium wave to the young people on the tenth floor of the University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital at the end of the first quarter of each home fixture. A simple gesture which has an incredible positive impact on the lives of sick children. Continue reading

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