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CURATING IN-DEPTH CONVERSATIONS ABOUT THE IMPORTANCE OF CLEAN GOVERNANCE, YOUTH LEADERSHIP, TECHNOLOGY AND THEIR ROLES IN AFRICA’S FUTURE
Johannesburg, 17 May 2017: MTV Base Meet’s delivers another inspired episode that connects Africa’s visionary young people with leading figures. This exclusive not-to-be-missed special will be broadcast on Sunday 21 May at 18:00 CAT on MTV Base (DStv channel 322).

This platform presents us with a candid chat that’s at once hilarious, insightful and groundbreaking with Sudanese globalist, Mo Ibrahim. He explores everything from clean governance to Africa’s broadband deficit.

The conversation is moderated by MTV Base Africa VJ, Sizwe Dhlomo. He presides over a select group of young people quizzing and comparing notes with Mo Ibrahim on how Africa can overcome its most pressing challenges. They also find a way to share a transgenerational African dream for the world.
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The experienced duo of Juan de Jongh and Rynhardt Elstadt will both make their return from injury for DHL Western Province in their SuperSport Rugby Challenge encounter with the SWD Eagles at DHL Newlands on Friday.

Coach John Dobson’s team will be looking for their fourth consecutive win of the competition in the curtain-raiser to the Vodacom Super Rugby clash between the DHL Stormers and the Blues, with the match kicking off at 16h15.

Tygerberg RFC flyhalf Errol Jaggers, who has come through Jerome Paarwater’s talent identification programme, will make his debut for DHL Western Province at pivot in place of Brandon Thomson who has been called up to the DHL Stormers.

The only other changes to the backline see De Jongh come in at outside centre and Khanyo Ngcukana return from injury on the wing.

Elstadt will start at blindside flank whilst in the second row JD Schickerling will link up with Eduard Zandberg.

In the front row Chad Solomon is back at hooker with props Caylib Oosthuizen and Michael Kumbirai alongside him and Dean Muir and Frans van Wyk providing cover on the replacements bench. Continue reading

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MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - JUNE 07:  Zain Davids of South Africa makes a break during the World Rugby U20 Championship match between South Africa and Japan at The Academy Stadium on June 7, 2016 in Manchester, England.  (Photo by Matthew Lewis/Getty Images)

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – JUNE 07: Zain Davids of South Africa makes a break during the World Rugby U20 Championship match between South Africa and Japan at The Academy Stadium on June 7, 2016 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Matthew Lewis/Getty Images)

After watching the Springbok Sevens secure the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series title with a victory in Paris on Sunday, Junior Springbok and Blitzboks strongman Zain Davids hoped that a similarly brave effort by the SA U20s could steer them to success in Georgia.

The Junior Springboks depart for the World Rugby U20 Championship in Tbilisi on 25 May where they will face France, Georgia and Argentina in the pool stages of the competition.

Davids, who is one of eight players in the 28-man squad who played in last year’s U20 Champs in Manchester, said he was looking forward to the challenge with a little over two weeks before their opening match, where they will be looking to make the country proud.

“As a young player it is an honour to have represented the Springbok Sevens team and to be part of the Junior Springbok team that will be participating in the World Rugby U20 Championship,” said Davids.

“The fact that the Blitzboks have already wrapped up the World Series title and the opportunity to play in the World Rugby U20 Championship for the second time has made this year and even more special and memorable. Continue reading

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While enforcement efforts have seen results in some areas, it’s had the unfortunate consequence of criminals setting up shop elsewhere. 

The City of Cape Town urges the public to be extra cautious when traveling in the vicinity of Jakes Gerwel Drive and Voortrekker Road.

There has been an increase in ‘smash-and-grab’ incidents at this intersection in recent months. Over a 12-month-period, 78 cases were registered at Goodwood SAPS – 24 of them in March 2017. The majority of the incidents occur on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays and in particular between 18:00 and 00:00. The City is aware of two arrests in February 2017 for ‘smash-and-grab’ incidents at this location. The link alongside contains a clip of one such incident in February:

‘The increase in the number of incidents at this intersection appears to be directly linked to our efforts to clamp down on another hotspot further along Jakes Gerwel Drive in the vicinity of Langa. Unfortunately the proximity to the Maitland Cemetery means that the criminals have somewhere to run and hide,’ said the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Safety and Security; and Social Services, Alderman JP Smith. Continue reading

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SA’s Got Talent, sponsored by Samsung, has opened up auditions to all South African citizens via WhatsApp. Now anyone with a smartphone and WhatsApp can audition with the click of a button, wherever they are in the country.

This is how you can audition for SA’s Got Talent on WhatsApp:

  • Add the SA’s Got Talent’s number (060 485 6175) to your smartphone’s contacts.
  • Go to the WhatsApp app on your smartphone
  • Start a new chat with SA’s Got Talent
  • Record your audition video on the WhatsApp chat or upload your video from your Camera Roll.
  • Include your Name, Age, City and Contact Details.
  • Press SEND.

WhatsApp entries close at midnight on Wednesday, 31 May 2017

It’s Durban’s chance to shine this weekend at Moses Mabhida Stadium to audition for SA’s Got Talent on Saturday 20 May 2017.

Durban :20 May 2017 at Moses Mabhida Stadium (44 Isaiah Ntshangase Rd, Durban).
Gates open: 7:00AM

Important information:
 Any contestants who arrive after midday, 12:00PM, will not be allowed in the pre-audition queue, so best to arrive early to avoid any disappointment. Anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a chaperone throughout the entire pre-audition process on the day. Only South African citizens can audition.

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Cape Town, on 4 May 2017: adidas revealed its latest addition to the PureBOOST franchise that launched earlier this year, the new PureBOOST DPR – an innovation engineered to take runners closer to the city streets. Made for runners whose unafraid attitude makes no urban environment unconquerable, the new agile and adaptive design features the latest application of adidas’ industry leading Boost technology, with a new 8mm heel-to-toe offset. Creating a natural Boost platform that stores and unleashes energy more effectively every time it hits the ground, the shoe enables runners to truly ‘feel’ the streets.

When developing PureBOOST DPR, adidas looked at the needs of the urban runner and designed a shoe that is as dynamic and adaptable as they are. PureBOOST DPR was created to support runners who love the thrill of dodging city traffic, racing street lights and weaving through busy pedestrians, working with the unpredictable surroundings and harnessing its energy.

Pieter Warnich, senior manager for adidas Running SA, said: “We are seeing runners from all over the world exploring their cities and expressing their own creativity in the routes they choose and the challenges they take on. As a brand we wanted to build something purely designed for this type of runner, and loved the idea of creating a more adaptive running experience. With the adidas Runbase boosters taking the lead with this new running shoe, we’re excited to see how they express their creativity on the streets of the CBD”. Continue reading

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STATEMENT BY THE CITY’S MAYORAL COMMITTEE MEMBER: TRANSPORT AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT, COUNCILLOR BRETT HERRON

The Supreme Court of Appeal has dismissed the South Road Families Association’s (SRFA) application for special leave to appeal the decision by the full bench of the Western Cape High Court on Monday 15 May 2017.

The City was notified of the outcome this morning. The SCA has ruled that the application for special leave to appeal is dismissed on the grounds ‘that the requirements for special leave to appeal are not satisfied’.

Following on from this victory, I am calling on Capetonians to support the City in our efforts to roll out Phase 2A of the MyCiTi bus service which is to improve the quality of life of those residents most in need of a decent and affordable public transport service. Once rolled out the service will also assist us in addressing traffic congestion in the southern parts of the city.

I am also urging the SRFA to accept the outcome of the case and the Supreme Court of Appeal’s decision in what is commonly referred to as the South Road Families matter. Continue reading

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They are still playing with the same objectives in mind as before, so there is no reason why the Springbok Sevens team will take anything for granted when the HSBC London Sevens kicks off at Twickenham on Saturday.

That is the opinion of two of the Blitzboks’ speedsters, Ruhan Nel and Siviwe Soyizwapi, as the South Africans prepare for the tenth and final tournament of the HSBC World Rugby Series in London.

The Blitzboks have clinched the overall series title already by winning the HSBC Paris Sevens last weekend, but they are still driven by desire and team values, says Nel, who celebrated his 26th birthday in England’s capital on Wednesday.

“We are still playing for what that Springbok on the chest represents,” said Nel.

“That means 100% dedication and commitment, 100% of the time. Nothing has changed because we won the series, we are still the same team who want to make the country proud and do the system justice.”

According to Nel, who was one of the leading tacklers in Paris, the team structure allows players to be at their best.

“For me to make those tackles it meant that I felt my back was covered and that is what we are hoping to do as a team,” explained Nel, who is in line to play in his 100th match for the Blitzboks in London.   Continue reading

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Springbok tight forwards Frans Malherbe, Eben Etzebeth and Pieter-Steph du Toit are all in the DHL Stormers starting line-up to face the Blues at DHL Newlands on Friday.

Locks Etzebeth and Du Toit have both recovered from injury niggles whilst tighthead prop Malherbe was rested against the Hurricanes before last week’s bye as part of the Springbok management plan.

As a result Wilco Louw and Jan de Klerk will feature off the replacements bench, with the only other change to the forward pack coming at loosehead prop where Oli Kebble switches with Ali Vermaak to claim the starting spot.

In the backline Dillyn Leyds steps into the flyhalf role he performed in Wellingon when Rob du Preez was forced from the field with a torn pectoral muscle and a fit-again Seabelo Senatla takes his place out on the left wing.

Experienced centre Damian de Allende returns from an ankle injury to feature on the replacements bench alongside Brandon Thomson who will provide flyhalf cover for the clash with the Auckland side. Continue reading

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