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Marmalade Productions & Alistair Izobell Productions Grand Arena

Featuring: Dawnay, MarcAlex, The Boyz, Da Ballies & Essential

Marmalade Productions & Alistair Izobell Productions present yet another music spectacular show this winter. This time Rocking the City 2017 will take you on a trip down memory lane and remind you of the good times. Both established music promoters, both brands giving value to their audience, both creating opportunities for young and upcoming stars and giving our legends a fresh platform. They have produced spectacular shows over the years which include: Divas, Divos and Duets, Music Alla Kaap and have included major international artists and the best South African music on their line ups. Between the two companies, over 200 000 fans have experienced their brand of success.

Rocking the City 2017 will feature: Dawnay, MarcAlex, The Boyz, Da Ballies & Essential. The best Cape Town musicians will support this stellar line-up.

Dawnay: In a career that has spanned over thirty years, Dawnay is a respected artist, a much-loved live performer, songwriter, singer, producer and musician – with the rare combination of drums and vocals remaining his first passion. His first single, “U Touch Me” achieved massive success and paved the way for many follow-up singles – “High … Oops Baby”, “You’re my World”, the solid groove club anthem, “The Real Thing”, “My Baby Tonight” and “Coon Carnival”. He has opened for many international stars and received many accolades including a SAMA nomination for Best Pop Album. Continue reading

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Cape Town, 20 June 2017 – Many of South Africa’s most renowned sports personalities, including Olympic Silver Medalist Elana van Zyl Meyer, World Cup Captains Francois Pienaar and John Smit have challenged the captains of other sporting codes to run the popular Sanlam Cape Town Marathon on 17 September 2017.

Having received the prestigious Gold Label recognition from the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), The Sanlam Cape Town Marathon is the most prestigious “must run” marathon on the African continent.

Broadening the race’s existing campaigns for runners to ‘Challenge Yourself’ and ‘Challenge your Friend’, the recently released Challenge your Captain provides the opportunity for leaders in every sphere of South African life to use the network to run and in doing so raise awareness for a healthy lifestyle whilst raising money for charity.

Janet Welham, Race Director commented, “Challenge your Captain” is about encouraging not only participation, but most importantly participation for a cause. The key focus of The Sanlam Cape Town Marathon is to leverage change. What better way to realise this goal than by having leaders across South Africa’s various sporting codes, business, politics, arts, culture and society accept the challenge. Through their unselfish actions, these individuals motivate and inspire all of us.” Continue reading

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Qualifying and identified residents for the Belhar social housing project can soon look forward to a safe and stable roof over their heads. This first phase of this innovative project, which commenced in 2015, comprises of 629 units built at a cost of R207 million.

Thus far, 336 units have already been handed over, with the remaining 293 to be handed over this month. A further 2300 units are planned for the current financial year.

I welcome the fact that the Provincial Department of Human Settlements is implementing the Better Living Model as part of this project, which aims to address the past spatial planning of certain citizens to the outskirts of the city who remain far removed from employment opportunities to this day. Continue reading

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Powerade, the official hydration partner of the Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon and the Cape Town Cycle Tour, has signed-up some of South Africa’s foremost running, cycling and training experts to challenge athletes to beat their best in 2017.

In 2015, Caroline Wöstmann became the second woman in history to win both the Comrades Marathon and Two Oceans Marathon in the same year – just 7 years after she began running around the block in an effort to lose some post-pregnancy weight and has provided some insightful tips on how to improve your speed, see below:

How to improve your speed?

How you train to build speed really depends on what level you are running at and what you are trying to achieve. Caroline shares tips on improving your speed for major races: Continue reading

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The City of Cape Town is seeking additional social housing partners to expedite the provision of affordable housing opportunities on well-located land across the city. Read more below:

‘The development and availability of affordable rental accommodation, in central areas of the city in particular, must play a key role in the future development of Cape Town. Furthermore, providing affordable housing opportunities closer to where people work or close to public transport is non-negotiable. This way we will create a more integrated and inclusive city where residents have equal access to opportunities. This approach will also assist us in addressing the legacy of apartheid spatial planning and improving densification and mixed land-use,’ said the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Transport and Urban Development, Councillor Brett Herron.

The City currently has partnership agreements with five social housing companies to develop and manage affordable rental housing stock for lower- and middle-income residents. Continue reading

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LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 19: Players and ambassadors during the T20 Global League Launch at Bvlgari Hotel London on June 19, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Patrik Lundin/Gallo Images)

LONDON, ENGLAND – JUNE 19: Players and ambassadors during the T20 Global League Launch at Bvlgari Hotel London on June 19, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Patrik Lundin/Gallo Images)

LONDON – Cricket South Africa (CSA) today officially announced the successful eight Team Owners who, in a clear vote of confidence in South Africa’s new T20 Global League, have earned the right to be part of cricketing history.

After much anticipation and with excitement at an all-time high, the reveal took place at a well-attended industry launch event at London’s most prestigious hotel, The Bvlgari, London. The event set the tone for a new standard in T20 cricket.

EY (previously known as Ernst & Young) ran the team owner selection process to ensure integrity, compliance and due diligence was followed throughout the process by both CSA and potential owners.

“Competition was stiff, with more than 150 Expressions of Interest (EOI) received from around the world and a shortlist of heavy hitters to consider, but after rigorous discussions and engagement with each of the potential owners, we are certain that our final eight owners have the perfect combination of strategic insight and passion needed to make the first T20 Global League a complete success,” said CSA President, Chris Nenzani.

The official eight team owners, host cities and marquee players are: Continue reading

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Junior Springbok No 8 Juarno Augustus has been named as one of five nominees for the World Rugby U20 Championship Player of the Tournament, the sport’s governing body announced on Friday evening.

Augustus has been a stand-out performer for the SA U20’s throughout the tournament thanks to his physicality and ability to score tries, which has earned him six tries in the team’s four matches in Tbilisi, Georgia, up to now. He is currently the joint top try scorer in the competition.

Augustus touched down twice against France in their opening match of the tournament, with his second try being the vital try to draw the match, while he scored once in each of the matches against Georgia and Argentina, and twice in the semi-final against England.

He will go up against England captain Zach Mercer and his team-mate Gabriel Ibiotye, and New Zealand’s Tiaan Falcon and Will Jordan for the prestigious award.

The Player of the Tournament will be announced on Sunday night following the Final between New Zealand and England.

Fans can cast their vote for the Player of the Tournament on World Rugby’s Facebook page between now and 17:30 (SA Time) on Sunday.

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The return of Zain Davids marked one of four personnel changes to Junior Springbok coach Chean Roux’s team for the World Rugby U20 Championship bronze playoff against France at the M. Meskhi Stadium in Tbilisi on Sunday.

Davids will start in the loose trio with Junior Bok captain Ernst van Rhyn and No 8 Juarno Augustus after serving his suspension, while Manie Libbok moves from fullback to flyhalf in place of Curwin Bosch, who is nursing an ankle injury. Jeanluc Cilliers, meanwhile, will start at fullback.

The other changes were in the midfield where Stedman Gans will partner up with Damian Willemse in place of Wandisile Simelane, who has been named on the bench, and in the front row, where prop Gerhard Steenekamp comes in for Kwenzo Blose.

On the replacements bench, prop Wikus Groenewald has recovered from the flu and replaces Lee-Marvin Mazibuko, while centre David Brits will fill the void left by Gans’ call-up to the starting XV.

“We chatted to our medical team and had a good look at the state the players are in from a workload perspective, so we brought in some fresh legs,” said Roux. Continue reading

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