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The nine different DHL Western Province teams for the upcoming national Youth Weeks have been named.

The squads range from the Under-18 Coca-Cola Craven Week and Coca-Cola Academy Week teams that will compete at Kearsney College in KwaZulu-Natal, through to the U16 Coca-Cola Grant Khomo Week and U13 Coca-Cola Craven Week sides which will play on home soil at Paarl Gimnasium, as well as the teams for the U18 LSEN Craven Week, the National Girls Under-18 Week in Kimberley and the National Girls Under-16 Week in Welkom.

Salmaan Moerat from Paarl Boys High will captain the DHL Western Province Craven Week team, and is one of four players along with Khanya Ncusane, Manuel Rass and Damian Willemse who were part of the all-conquering 2015 team.

The DHL Western Province Craven Week side will be coached by Elmo Wolfaardt from Paarl Boys High, whilst the Academy Week side will be captained by Heinrich Brendel from Boland Landbou and coached by Clinton van Rensburg from Rondebosch Boys High.

The U18 Coca-Cola Craven Week Academy Week, U16 Coca-Cola Grant Khomo Week and U13 Coca-Cola Craven Week squads will attend a capping ceremony at DHL Newlands on Tuesday, June 21, whilst the capping ceremony for the U18 LSEN, U13 XV, U16 XV, U18 Girls and U16 Girls teams will be held on Wednesday, June 22. Continue reading

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5FM’s premiere outdoor event Joburg Live Loud is back this September! And because each year the station wants to go bigger and better, they’ve decided to reward their Cape Town listeners by heading to the Mother City for the first everCape Town Live Loud.

Both music festivals promise to be all kinds of amazing with an incredible 100% South African line-up. Joburg is up first as 5FM returns to Marks Park in Emmarentia on Saturday, 10 September while Cape Town gets their turn on Heritage Day,Saturday, 24 September at Kenilworth Race Course.

Last year Joburg Live Loud was an astounding success with more than 11 000 living loud music lovers in attendance thanks to the stellar line-up of award-winning artists. And this year it’s no different.

Live acts performing at Joburg Live Loud this year includes the full caliber of 5FM DJs like DJ Fresh, Euphonik, and Roger Goode and proudly South African acts like the 5FM Ultimix resident and award-winning Black Coffee, Emtee,  AKA and Locnville. The party starts at 10:00 and ends at 21:00 with early bird tickets at R195, available until 30 June  and  regular ticket prices are R350 with kids under the age of 12 getting in for R100. Group bookings of 10 or more will be given a 10% discount. Tickets are available from Computicket as well as Checkers and Shoprite stores. Continue reading

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This from dailymaverick.co.za:

by Jocelyne ZABLIT A 19-year-old British man has been charged for trying to grab a police officer’s gun at a Donald Trump rally in Las Vegas in an apparent bid to kill the presumptive Republican presidential nominee.

According to a complaint filed in federal court in Nevada, Michael Sandford tried to disarm the officer at Saturday’s rally at the Mystere Theatre in the Treasure Island Casino before being overpowered.

It said the young man told a Secret Service agent after his arrest that he had driven from California to Las Vegas “to kill Trump,” and had been to a range a day earlier to learn to shoot as he had never fired a gun before.

“Sandford acknowledged that he would likely only be able to fire one to two rounds and stated he was convinced he would be killed by law enforcement during his attempt on Trump’s life,” the complaint said.

Full story here:

http://www.dailymaverick.co.za/article/2016-06-21-british-man-charged-after-bid-to-kill-trump#.V2jdC_l95pg

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Junior Springbok coach Dawie Theron singled out mistakes at crucial times as the main reason for the SA U20 team’s 39-17 defeat against England in the World Rugby Under-20 Championship semi-final at the Academy Stadium in Manchester, England, on Monday.

South Africa trailed 31-3 at the break and tried hard to work their way back into the match in the second half, but missed opportunities cost them dearly.

The Junior Springboks will face Argentina in the bronze playoff at the AJ Bell Stadium on Saturday, while England will host Ireland in the final of the international spectacle. Continue reading

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Springbok No 8 Duane Vermeulen was on Monday ruled out of the deciding third Test against Ireland on Saturday because of an elbow injury.

Vermeulen sustained the injury in the first half of the second Caste Lager Incoming Series Test against Ireland on Saturday in Johannesburg. He was replaced at halftime by Warren Whiteley.

“Duane went for x-rays on Monday, which revealed a grade two tear in the elbow. He will be out for between two to six weeks, depending on how the injury responds to treatment,” explained Dr Konrad von Hagen, the Springbok medical doctor.

The Bok team management confirmed that no replacement will be called up. Continue reading

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Thanks to the folk at ASICS I have tickets to the big game on Saturday 25 June 2015 at 5pm!

It’s the decider between South Africa and Ireland after the Boks made a historic comeback last Saturday, beating Ireland 32-26 in Jozi after losing to them in the opener back in Cape Town. This weekends game is one of immense importance as not only will it be decided who the winner is but both teams have a reputation to defend. Ireland have never beaten South Africa in a series on home soil and this is also the Boks first series under new coach (Grahamstown born) Allister Coetzee.

You don’t need to miss this massive encounter nor watch it from your lounge. You could be at the game!!! :)

Simple competition (cos we like giving away free stuff on baydu.co.za) and all you need to do to win one of 2 sets of tickets is to answer the following question:

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Springbok Sevens coach Neil Powell will get his final chance to assess his charges in a competitive environment before the Rio Olympic Games in the Assupol 7s International tournament in Stellenbosch on July 1-2.

The tournament, which will be held at the Markotter Stadium in Stellenbosch, features two tiers with six teams in the international section and then 16 local club teams competing for a trophy of their own.

Kenya, Zimbabwe, a Namibian invitational team, a Western Province invitational team and the SA Academy Sevens team have all been invited to compete with Powell’s men as they gear up for Rio.

Kenya will also be heading to the Olympic Games after a successful HSBC World Sevens Series campaign which saw them finish seventh and pick up a historic first Cup title in Singapore. Continue reading

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22nd and 23rd July at Baxter Theatre Concert Hall.

This is the 10th instalment of the Cape Town Folk ‘n Acoustic Music Festival. 22 South African artists will perform completely acoustically in an unplugged, intimate, concert-style setting, stripped down to the essence of the songs. The evening is set to be an experience of the finest musical storytelling from the personal journeys of some of South Africa’s best songwriters and musicians.

The event organiser Gavin Minter from Real Wired Music says that he is very excited about this year`s performers.  “If you remember bands like Z-Astaire, Ella Mental, The Usual, Delta Blue, Sweatband, HAMMAK, Springbok Nude Girls, Just Jinjer, Zen What, and SA’s most renowned guitar duo Steve Newman and Tony Cox, then this year`s festival is going to be a treat for you. We will feature all the singers from the mentioned bands, plus a few more exceptionally talented artists have been added to this year`s Winter instalment of the Cape Town Folk n Acoustic Music Festival.” Continue reading

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20 June 2016
Release: immediate

The DA has been reliably informed of 16 serious charges laid against the former Municipal Manager in Oudtshoorn Municipality, Ronnie Lottering. He faced a disciplinary hearing on the 14 and 15 June 2016. It is expected that the process will be concluded this week.

The charges against Mr Lottering relate to misconduct when he served as acting municipal manager for two years before the council was placed under administration last year. The Municipality was run by a coalition with the ANC and the Independent Civic Organisation of South Africa (ICOSA) from 2011, and refused to relinquish the power when losing its majority to the DA and COPE in a by-election in 2013. Continue reading

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