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The South African Mint revealed a new corporate identity at the 45th World Money Fair in Berlin, which just took place from 5th – 7th February 2016. The mint industry and visitors at the fair were treated to a first-hand experience of the new identity as the award-winning coin manufacturer and the country’s producer of currency Africa unveiled for the first time, its new look.

According to Tumi Tsehlo, the Managing Director of the South African Mint, “We look forward to sharing our new identity with coin collectors and our business partners from across the world. We believe that our new logo and corporate identity embodies the essence of who we are and what we do. To numismatics, our products embody the beauty and rich heritage of South Africa and Africa. Our bullion is of impeccable quality and known the world over, while to the currency industry we are a trusted supplier and partner, helping each client attain its currency needs and preserve the integrity of the currency product”. Continue reading

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Chris Evans recruits a car-studded line-up for punchy reboot of world’s biggest motoring entertainment show.

Motorsport guru and Formula 1 commentator Eddie Jordan, world record-breaking German racing driver Sabine Schmitz, renowned motoring journalist and YouTube petrolhead Chris Harris, and car reviewer and TV presenter Rory Reid are today all confirmed to join Chris Evans and Matt LeBlanc for the eagerly awaited return of Top Gear.

The new team will cover the entire automotive spectrum and bring with them their own unique and very individual love of cars that will resonate with every type of Top Gear viewer from the family who enjoy the entertainment values of the show, to aspirational car lovers and fanatical petrolheads.

Formula 1 heavyweight Eddie Jordan comes armed with a trademark no-nonsense, richly experienced view of the motoring world, and life in general, which is guaranteed to be anything but boring. The colourful Dublin-born entrepreneur has flirted with cars all his life, and as owner of the former Jordan Grand Prix team gave many of the world’s most iconic drivers their first taste of the most powerful and loudest starting grid on the planet including Michael Schumacher, who made his debut for Jordan in 1991, and Eddie Irvine. Continue reading

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RUSTENBURG, SOUTH AFRICA - Thursday 2 April 2015, GARTH APRIL  from Durbanville-Belville is tackled by JOHAN WAGENAAR from Jonsson College Rovers and NIKOLAI BLIGNAUT from Jonsson College Rovers  during the quarter-finals match of the Cell C Community Cup between Jonsson College Rovers  and Durbanville-Belville at the Impala Rugby Club in Rustenburg, South Africa. Photo by ImageSA/SARU

RUSTENBURG, SOUTH AFRICA – Thursday 2 April 2015, GARTH APRIL from Durbanville-Belville is tackled by JOHAN WAGENAAR from Jonsson College Rovers and NIKOLAI BLIGNAUT from Jonsson College Rovers during the quarter-finals match of the Cell C Community Cup between Jonsson College Rovers and Durbanville-Belville at the Impala Rugby Club in Rustenburg, South Africa.
Photo by ImageSA/SARU

A fierce Western Cape derby awaits defending champions Durbanville-Bellville after SA Rugby on Thursday confirmed the pool draw for this year’s Gold Cup national championships for non-university clubs.
Durbell, who beat Rustenburg Impala 31-30 in last year’s Community Cup final to cap a fairytale campaign which they had begun as the 20th ranked team, are ranked first for the inaugural Gold Cup and will be joined in Pool A by Boland champions Villagers Worcester, Border title-holders Old Selbornians (who beat Durbell in the pool stages last year), and the Griffons’ number-one club, Welkom Rovers.

Impala are ranked second and face a tough Pool B campaign having been drawn against newcomers Pirates (Golden Lions), double SWD champions Pacaltsdorp Evergreens and new Limpopo victors Northam Rhinos. The pool has an international flavour in the form of Windhoek Wanderers, who have been nominated by the Namibian Rugby Union to be that country’s first representative in what has become a Southern African club tournament. Continue reading

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Limitless freedom will be on display with the best local and international extreme athletes showcased at Africa’s premiere action sports festival,Ultimate X 2016 presented by Dark Custom™. The popular action-packed experience, which will take place at Grand Arena, GrandWest in Cape Town onSaturday, 27 February, is the only multi-disciplined action sports indoor fest globally, with Harley-Davidson® as title sponsor for the first time.

In another first for South Africa, bikes of the “Battle of the Kings” contest will be displayed at Ultimate X 2016 presented by Dark Custom™.

Harley-Davidson® dealers from South Africa (11 authorised dealerships across the country) compete for this title of top custom bike builder (with “Battle of the Kings”) in a winner-takes-all contest based on customising one of the latest Harley models, the all-new Sportster® Iron 883™. Provided with a blank canvas, these dealerships are finalising their sketches, receiving parts and accessorising the bikes throughout February to express the Harley® brand of self-expression, performance and freedom. Continue reading

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Castle launch #BraBrigade to galvanise men around the Pink Drive cause

Johannesburg – Castle Lager, the official team sponsor of the Proteas, is launching the first ever #BraBrigade in support of the Pink Day, taking place at the 4th Momentum ODI between South Africa and England at Bidvest Wanderers on Friday. The Pink Day ODI is held annually in support of Pink Drive and is an opportunity for fans of the Castle Proteas to come together in support of a cause greater than themselves.

The #BraBrigade is a movement initiated by Castle Lager that lives across all social media platforms, which calls on all South African men to take a stand in support of the Pink Drive. Its aim is to provide them with the platform to join the conversation and encourage them to drive breast cancer awareness among the most important women in their lives.

The movement will also be brought to life at the Pink Day ODI, as a literal #BraBrigade takes their seats to cheer on the Proteas. Continue reading

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CAPE TOWN THIS WEEK: A NEWSLETTER BY THE CITY’S EXECUTIVE MAYOR, PATRICIA DE LILLE

Once a haven of unity and vibrancy, an area unique in its distinct characteristics, the land in District Six had for many years stood barren while hundreds of claimants grew old and sadly some have died waiting to go home.

On 11 February 1966, the apartheid government declared District Six a whites-only area under the Group Areas Act.

In the years that followed, more than 60 000 families were uprooted, torn apart and dumped on the Cape Flats.

For many, the pain of those days has never subsided. Continue reading

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8544f247-c9f4-4418-b758-0d93de1b595eGet fit – have fun – for free!

Dates: 9 February to 30 April 2016

Times: 6am or 6pm, depending on class

Venue: V&A Waterfront’s Croquet Lawn or the Pierhead (venue varies)

Cost: Free to attend, but online registration required

Website: www.waterfront.co.za

Cape Town, February 2016 — Couch potatoes, connect with your inner skinny fry this summer. The V&A Waterfront has partnered with Virgin Active, Adventure Boot Camp and Kranking Studios to bring visitors a variety of free fitness classes with some of the best views around.

From the fitness guru to casual participant, all are welcome as the V&A Waterfront’s Outdoor Active classes range from beginners to experienced. The free programme includes Pilates, yoga, boot camp, spinning and even Zumba, and will also offer workshops, health screenings and demonstrations for those looking to revitalise their bodies in 2016. Continue reading

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The DHL Stormers have been bolstered by the return of key players from duties in the HSBC Sevens World Series and in Japan.

Stalwarts Schalk Burger and Eben Etzebeth joined up with the team last week after returning from stints in Japan, along with Damian de Allende who has been sidelined with an ankle injury.

Juan de Jongh and Cheslin Kolbe were also back at training this week after completing their duties for the Springbok Sevens in the HSBC Sevens World Series.

Kolbe and De Jongh starred for the BlitzBokke in Wellington and Sydney, with the quicksilver Kolbe named in the Dream Team for the Australian leg of the Series. Continue reading

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This from supersport.com:

South African rugby received a massive setback on Tuesday as Springbok flyhalf Handre Pollard was ruled out of the entire Vodacom Super Rugby tournament and the June tests against Ireland.

Pollard tore cruciate knee ligaments at training at Loftus Versfeld in a freak accident where there wasn’t a player nearby him.

The Bok flyhalf was just beginning his recovery after a shoulder injury and would have been reassessed in a fortnight’s time to return to play, but a simple passing exercise without contact turned into a nightmare for coach Nollis Marais.

Marais has already lost Deon Stegmann to injury and is waiting on news on fellow loose forward Lappies Labuschagne, who tore ligaments in his ankle in training in the team’s pre-season camp in Zimbabwe.

But the news on Pollard – the regular vice-captain of the team – is a devastating blow for the Pretoria team’s hopes in this year’s competition.

“It was bad luck, nothing more,” coach Marais sighed, “We were doing a normal drill with passing and he had just began to make contact with the tackle bags in his recovery yesterday as part of his rehab. We did a non-contact session and he was looking like his old self, cutting the line and looking like a Springbok again.

Full story here:

http://www.supersport.com/rugby/super-rugby/news/160209/Pollard_out_of_Super_Rugby

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