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Former Springbok wing James Small, a member of the 1995 Rugby World Cup winning squad, has died suddenly from a heart attack on Wednesday.

The 50-year-old Small was rushed to hospital in Johannesburg on Tuesday night after suffering from a suspected heart attack.

Mr Mark Alexander, President of SA Rugby, passed on his condolences to Small’s family and friends.

“James, as a member of the triumphant Rugby World Cup squad from 1995, will always have a special place in the hearts and minds of the South African public and we were devastated to hear of his passing,” said Mr Alexander.

“He always played with the type of passion and courage that encapsulate what Springbok rugby stands for, and he lived his life in the same way.

“At 50 years old, James Small died too young. Our thoughts and condolences are with his family and friends during this very sad time.”

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The first screening of the new Lion King Movie will be celebrated in grand style at The Boardwalk, home to the only Nu Metro cinema in Port Elizabeth. Fans attending the first screening of the Lion King at The Boardwalk on 19 July 2019 at the 17h00 and 19h45 screenings are called to get into the spirit by dressing up in an African Lion King theme. There will be fantastic prizes for the best dressed from Disney, The Boardwalk and Nu Metro. In addition, there will be an African themed craft market to peruse outside Nu Metro.

“We are excited about the upcoming release of the new Lion King movie. The original movie captured the hearts and imaginations of people across the globe and is one of the most memorable animated movies of our time. The new digitally re-mastered Lion King movie promises to be absolutely encompassing. We hope that local movie buffs will join us in our excitement by being part of the Africa-inspired launch of the new Lion King at Nu Metro at The Boardwalk,” says Nqobile Qupe, Marketing Manager at The Boardwalk.

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The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, has condemned in the strongest terms, the rampant killings which occurred in Philippi and elsewhere on the Cape Flats over the weekend.

On Friday night, six women between the ages of 18 and 26 years were murdered at a residence in the Marcus Garvey community, Philippi East. Police have confirmed that unknown gunmen entered the home at 22:55 and opened fire on the victims.

On Saturday evening an additional five men, aged 18 to 39, were shot dead and one was injured in two separate shooting incidents in Philippi. A further two individuals were shot dead in Hanover Park and one in Delft.

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Residents are reminded that we are still not out of the current drought period and water restrictions remain in place even though dam levels are increasing slowly. Read more below:

Cape Town’s collective water consumption decreased by 15 million litres per day for the past week, to 555 million litres per day. This an encouraging response to the City urging continued restraint, despite recent rains. For this we are appreciative.

Further rains this past week have seen dam levels recover to 59,8% of storage capacity; however, we are not yet in a position where we can safely relax.

‘Although the metro dam levels are slowly increasing, we are still in a period of recovery. This precious resource has to see us through the next summer until the following winter and hopefully some better rainfall,’ said the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Councillor Xanthea Limberg.

Residents are encouraged to continue using water sparingly and to remain water wise.

The City would like to thank all water warriors who constantly strive to reduce their consumption and save this precious resource.

Water restrictions remain in place to aid dam recovery.

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

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Durban. A true practice of keeping up with the times as social media and reality TV Star Lasizwe Dambuza hit Durban shores as his alter ego “Nomatriquency” aka “Tricky Baby” for his first ever digital reality show. A high-quality picture and entertaining production shot at Game Gateway store on Saturday 6 July 2019 for the Dare To Compare Roadshow.

While most people were getting ready to go show off their designer outfits for the popular Durban July, Lasizwe was getting ready to go shoot his 5-part digital offering with his fans in Gateway. The young Youtube sensation, who has reached 1 million views countless times on social media, is going to blow his fans out of the water as his first ever digital reality show will see him travelling to different parts of the country as Game’s supervisor. This hilarious, educational and entertaining reality show is a big migration to digital technology that will allow his fans to easily watch the journey that he has embarked in with the brand.

“Following my viral video that showcased Nomatriquency being interviewed for a position at Game, and the brand hiring her to help them get rid of buyer’s remorse, we joined heads and decided to take the Dare To Compare Roadshow on another level, a more impactful and current way that will allow for everyone to be part of it. I am very excited about this as it’s very different from what I have done before. My fans are going to love it” says delighted Lasizwe.

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Singer Titi Luzipo is going back to her hometown to launch her self-titled album on the 13th July at The Athenauem, Port Elizabeth. Luzipo needs no introduction in the music scene as she not only comes from a musical family but has collaborated and shared stages with some of the most respected artists in Southern Africa.

Her album is a labor of love which saw her nurture from the roots, perfecting every melody and sharing her gifts with fellow collaborators the likes of Luyanda Madope and Ringo Madlingozi among others. The first single off the album is Being Woman, released in March was very well received and is still played in various stations across the country. The song made Apple Music’s top 50 its first week of release.

The launch promises to be one to remember with guest performances from McCoy Mrubata, Ringo Madlingozi, Titi’s brother Barlo Luzipo who worked on the album and her beautiful mother. Tickets for the launch are available at Ticket Pro for R150 single and R250.

“I am super thrilled to come back home and share this gift that they have nurtured, loved and celebrated since I was a child. It’s a very important milestone in my career and I want to share it with my people, at home. I want to thank all the sponsors that have come on board to celebrate my music with me!” commented Luzipo.

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Tevin Campbell headlines at Marmalade Productions’ 10th Anniversary Jam

Celebrate Marmalade Productions’ 10th Anniversary at the Grand Arena, GrandWest on 27 July 2019, with the Grammy-nominated, R&B and soul singer, Tevin Campbell and supporting acts.

“Marmalade Production is a local events company that has brought some fantastic music shows to GrandWest and other venues,” says Elouise Matthys, the PR and Promotions Manager at GrandWest. “We are delighted to be hosting their 10th

anniversary celebration.”

Tickets are available from Computicket starting at R195 per person. Doors open at 19h00 and the show starts at 20h00.

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The South Africa U20 Women wrapped up their tour to Harare in style on Saturday with a rewarding 67-10 victory in their second and final international against Zimbabwe at the Prince Edward School.

The victory, which earned them back-to-back wins against their African neighbours on their first tour since 2013, followed a convincing 43-0 win in their opening tour match on Wednesday.

The team – being coached by former Springbok Women’s prop and SA’s first female national coach, Laurian Johannes – dominated proceedings from the outset with flanker Phelisa Mrwebi scoring the first of their six first-half tries as early as the second minute as they cruised to a satisfying 34-7 halftime lead.

Johannes’ charges added another four tries in the second half – with hooker Roseline Botes securing her brace – to add to a penalty try, while they limited the hosts to a converted try and penalty goal, which earned them the 67-10 result.

South Africa U20 Women’s prop and captain Tyler-jane Coleman was delighted with the victory and said it was a memorable tour for the players. Continue reading

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