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Cadbury 5Star, South Africa’s newest chocolate bar, has released a cool television commercial which delivers a humourous and mind-liberating, sensorial takeover.

The commercial depicts the larger-than-life personality of Cadbury 5Star, capturing the awkward moment where a young graduate, in the middle of delivering her valedictory speech, suddenly gets interrupted by her own mouth craving a full-on chocolaty, caramelly, chewylicious taste experience. Continue reading

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Today, 1 August 2016, Western Cape Minister for Community Safety, Dan Plato; City of Cape Town Executive Mayor, Patricia De Lille; and the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Safety and Security, Alderman JP Smith briefed the media on possible legal action to challenge the constitutionality of the White Paper on Policing which recommends the creation of a single police force. Read more below:

The Civilian Secretariat for Police has circulated a White Paper on Policing and requested comments from all spheres of government. Comments and input from both local and provincial government have in large part been ignored. White Papers pave the way for legislation and for this reason we would like to publically place on record our objections to the impact that particular aspects will have on our spheres of government. Continue reading

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Onder die vele bekroonde kunstenaars vanjaar by Klein Karoo Klassique op Oudtshoorn tel ’n Grammy-wenner, SAMA-wenner, wenners van groot internasionale en plaaslike klassieke musiekkompetisies, asook wenner van twee boekpryse. Dié fees van klassieke musiek, kuns, kos en wyn word van Vrydag, 12 tot Sondag, 14 Augustus vir die agtste keer aangebied.

“Ons sien daarna uit om dié uiteenlopende bekroonde kunstenaars op Oudtshoorn te verwelkom en gehore kan ’n diverse klassieke musiekprogram verwag. Dit is nie aldag dat liefhebbers van klassieke musiek soveel formidabele kunstenaars in die Klein Karoo kan sien nie.” So sê Hugo Theart, kreatiewe hoof van Klein Karoo Klassique. Continue reading

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The coaching staff for DHL Western Province as well as DHL Western Province U21 and DHL Western Province U19 have been confirmed, with Jerome Paarwater taking over as DHL Western Province U21 coach.

DHL Western Province coach John Dobson will be assisted in the Currie Cup Premier Division campaign, which starts with a trip to Loftus Versfeld to face the Vodacom Blue Bulls on Friday August 5, by Backs Coach Dawie Snyman, Head Defence Coach Paul Treu, Assistant Defence Coach Norman Laker and Forwards Coach Russell Winter.

Paarwater will be assisted by Forwards Coach Hanyani Shimange, Backs Coach Chris Rossouw, Defence Coach Anton Moolman and Fitness and Conditioning Coach Riefaat Jappie, as DHL Western Province U21 look to retain the title they won last year under Robbie Fleck.

Paarwater brings plenty of experience to the role as a coach that has been involved in the structures at Western Province Rugby for over 15 years, and he is excited about the challenge.

“There is so much talent to work with here, and I have two Springboks assisting me, so I am excited about the challenge that lies ahead of us,” said Paarwater.

DHL Western Province U19 retain the same coaching staff that took them to the semifinal last year with Forwards Coach Rito Hlungwani, Defence Coach Chris October and Strength and Conditioning Coach Johan van Wyk assisting Head Coach Nazeem Adams who recently travelled to the World Rugby U20 Championships as Assistant Coach of the Junior Springboks. Continue reading

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The Springbok squad to do duty in the first two matches of the Castle Lager Rugby Championship will be named on Saturday 6 August 2016 after the Vodacom Super Rugby final.

In the meantime, Springbok coach Allister Coetzee on Sunday invited a selected group of players to attend a four-day fundamentals, rehabilitation and conditioning camp in Stellenbosch, to be held from 1 to 4 August. No Emirates Lions or overseas-based players were considered.

The purpose of the Stellenbosch camp is to give the Springbok management first-hand opportunity to assess the medical and fitness condition of the selected group of players.

“We will use the four days to spend some time on our fundamentals, continued rehabilitation and conditioning of this group of players,” said Coetzee.

“Our management will be working hard during these four days and it will give us a good indication of the progress of those players who have recovered from injury, or those currently battling with niggles.”

Players invited to a Springbok rehabilitation and conditioning camp: Continue reading

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More than 60 000 tickets to the 2016 HSBC Cape Town Sevens, to be held on 10 and 11 December, were snapped up by the public on the first day of sales, SA Rugby said on Friday.

Computicket confirmed that 60 703 tickets had been sold by 17h00 on Friday. Sales opened at 09h00 through their website, ticket offices and at Shoprite and Checkers outlets with rugby fans rushing to snap up tickets. Almost 23 000 tickets were sold for Saturday’s action with Sunday sales topping 38 000.

SA Rugby on Friday thanked the rugby-loving public for the support shown so far and again advised that Computicket is the only official ticket service provider for online sales and through their outlets at Checkers and at Shoprite. Tickets are priced at R150 and R250 for a full day’s rugby action.

“It is awesome to see the support from the public and one can almost feel the excitement already,” said Jurie Roux, CEO of SA Rugby.

“There are still tickets available, but they are selling fast so we’d like to urge fans to buy now to avoid disappointment.

“We are aware of aware of other outlets selling tickets at higher prices, but SA Rugby can’t guarantee the validity of those tickets.” Continue reading

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Five fast talking local comedians are in the mix for the next Hanover Street Comedy Sundowners at GrandWest. Unleashing their special brand of humour on 7 August 2016 are Carl Weber, Rob van Vuuren, Yaaseen Barnes, Tsitsi Chiumya and Nkosinathi Maki.

Weber has enthralled comedy fans at Hanover Street on many occasions and is set to have his audience in stitches of laughter yet again. He has been honing his comedic skills on Cape Town’s comedy circuit since 2010. In 2011 he won both Phat Joe’s Cape Town’s Next Comic sponsored by Heart FM, as well as the Graca Comedy Showdown, which also won him a spot in the coveted Nando’s Comedy Festival, where he shared a stage with international comics.

Van Vuuren also needs little introduction having been immersed in the comedy scene for over a decade. An established comedian and actor, he is well known for his role as Twakkie in the SABC2 comedy series, The Most Amazing Show. He has also appeared in numerous stage productions and received various award nominations for his roles. Continue reading

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Great poets on the programme as well as open mic sessions.

The fourth annual Poetry in McGregor is happening from August 26th to 28th. Feast with us on the heart’s food, the resonant human voice, the felt reality of who we are. Since ancient time our understanding of ourselves, our sense of what lies within, was said to come out of the blue: inspiration, the breath of heaven, the song of the muse, the voice of the poet. Continue reading

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