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It’s finally coming! Legendary Jan Keizer and Anny Schilder, the original voices of BZN, will be taking to the Silverstar stage for the officialBZN 40 Year Celebration.

During May 2016, the South African public can gear up for a trip down memory lane when BZN’s Jan Keizer and Anny Schilder will perform at Silverstar, accompanied by a world class band. As music icons of the 70’s and 80’s, Jan and Anny received numerous gold and platinum awards for their work.

Their story started back in 1965 when a group of friends from the Dutch town of Volendam started making music under the name of BZN, short for ‘Band Zonder Naam’. Eleven years later they had their big breakthrough with the number one song ‘Mon Amour’, with the fabulous vocals of beautiful Anny Schilder and Jan Keizer as the popular male lead singer. Continue reading

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The Rainbow Early Childhood Development (ECD) Centre is one of two ECD centres built for the City in Masiphumelele by private donors. Read more below:

The City of Cape Town today took ownership of an early childhood development centre in Masiphumelele, built by the Newlands Rotary Club.

The Rainbow ECD Centre is one of two that have been built by private donors in Masiphumelele – at a total cost of R6 million. The first was constructed by the Masiphumelele Corporation (Masicorp) at a cost of R2 million and is already operational, catering to the development needs of 100 children. Continue reading

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The City of Cape Town notes the newspaper report on the written parliamentary reply by the National Minister of Human Settlements which has confirmed that the City handed over the most title deeds of any metro during the 2014/15 financial year. This has largely been as a result of sound management, foresight and great grassroots action by the City and its partners to eradicate the backlog which exists with title deed transfers.

More than half of the approximately 25 000 historic title deeds which were identified for transfer in 2012 have been completed. The City of Cape Town is now focusing on the remaining 10 000 transfers.

These transfers pertain to older housing projects and what makes this process so difficult is that each case has to be addressed individually. It could also involve a combination of factors that have prevented beneficiaries from receiving title deeds, such as unsigned sale agreements or untraceable beneficiaries. Continue reading

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Johannesburg/Lagos: Insane antics, crazy stunts and life-threatening feats of senseless folly are all part of the scenery in Ridiculousness Africa, the new comedy video clip show that will have you gasping into your evening cocoa (MTV, DStv channel 130).

Hosted by small-but-perfectly-formed SAFTA award-winning actor, comedian and TV host,Thomas Gumede, Ridiculousness Africa hunts the length and breadth of the internet on your behalf seeking out the weirdest, the whackiest, and uncontestably the most stupid stunts ever committed to video.  So, if you love to watch people doing strange, unusual and frankly idiotic things in boats, cars, bikes, pools, on trampolines and more, then this is the show for you.

Gumede will be joined by co-hosts, co-conspirators and “Club 808” presenter Boity Thulo and Nigerian comic genius Basketmouth as they laugh, shriek, hide behind the sofa, and generally dissect the jaw-dropping exploits of irrational peeps who just can’t control the urge to do something incredibly stupid in front of a camera.  Continue reading

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OUTCRY FROM PUBLIC AND ANIMAL PROTECTION GROUPS ABOUT THE FRANCHISE’S NON-COMMITMENT TO SOURCE EGGS FROM CAGE-FREE HENS IN SOUTH AFRICA

THOUSANDS SUPPORT PETITION AGAINST MCDONALD’S SA TO STOP SUFFERING OF HENS AND COMMIT TO CAGE-FREE EGGS!

An online petition supported by thousands and additional pressure from four local animal protection groups might just get McDonald’s South Africa’s attention to source eggs from cage-free hens in South Africa, despite the popular franchise’s refusal to commit when appeals were made earlier this year. To date, more than 16,400 people have signed the petition.

During September 2015, McDonald’s internationally committed to phasing out battery cages from their supply chain in Canada and the United States within 10 years (following previous animal welfare commitments in Europe, North America and South America). However, corresponding commitments have not been made by McDonald’s South Africa.  Continue reading

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Johannesburg 26 April 2016: BET (DStv channel 129) has revealed that Jesse Suntele(South Africa), Shamilla Miller (South Africa) and Alex Khayo (Kenya) are the finalists in the “Top Actor Africa” dramatic reality contest.

Top Actor Africa” airs on BET (DStv channel 129) every Tuesday night at 19:30 CAT.

In this week’s show, the last 4 contestants were tasked with “Romantic Period Piece”; joined by actor/celebrity Erica Ash (Real Husbands of Hollywood and Survivor Remorse), the actors embarked on the hardest challenge to date. While Jesse, Shamillaand Alex rose to the challenge, and an emotional Tobechi Nneji (Nigeria) failed to make the cut, took her final curtain call on the show.

As they approach the final hurdle, the 3 finalists will be tasked with their final challenge, “Action Movie”, in which they will have to pull out all the stops to convince the judges that they deserve the Top Actor Africa crown. Continue reading

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It was inevitable. How dare Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula do his job and hold sports federations accountable to targets they had agreed upon with regards to transformation…

The expected outcry to Mbalula’s decision to revoke the right of four federations – Athletics South Africa, Cricket South Africa, Netball South Africa and the South African Rugby Union – to bid for future international events, due to their failure to adhere to a transformation agreement, came out in full force on social media and the established media.

Unfortunately, one of our cricketing greats, Jacques Kallis, put his foot in it in voicing his displeasure with Mbalula’s move by tweeting (@jacqueskallis75): “So sad that i find myself embarrassed to call myself a South African so often these days #no place for politics in sport”

For someone like Kallis – who benefited from endless opportunities to establish himself in the Proteas team at the start of his career despite several failures – to speak out against a policy that aims to provide all South Africans with the same, equal chance is disingenuous and insensitive.

Full story here:

http://www.iol.co.za/sport/mbalula-is-right-on-transformation-2014622

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Johannesburg – The African National Congress has brought a case of treason against EFF leader Julius Malema after he threatened a violent overthrow of the government, the party’s spokesman said on Monday.

The move follows an interview that Malema gave to Al Jazeera television on Sunday in which he said that if the government used violence to suppress protest “we will remove this government through the barrel of a gun”.

Read: SA doesn’t need a coup – Cosatu

ANC national spokesperson Zizi Kodwa announced on Twitter that the party had gone to police to lay a charge of treason against Malema, the leader of the radical Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF).

Earlier, the ANC released a statement saying Malema’s remarks “are a call to violence, inflammatory, treasonable and seditious”.

In the interview, Malema said: “We will run out of patience very soon and we will remove this government through a barrel of a gun”.

The EFF has been demanding the ousting of President Jacob Zuma for several months, accusing him of corruption.
Full story here:

http://www.iol.co.za/news/politics/anc-lays-charge-of-treason-against-malema-2014271

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