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Daniel du Plessis will make his DHL Stormers debut in the Vodacom Super Rugby clash against the Toyota Cheetahs at DHL Newlands on Saturday.

The talented young midfielder, who has been in excellent form for DHL Western Province, comes into the team at outside centre with Juan de Jongh still sidelined with a back strain, while Johnny Kotze moves to the replacements bench in place of the injured Huw Jones.

In the forward pack Sikhumbuzo Notshe will start at No.8 in place of Schalk Burger who has not recovered from a foot injury, with JD Schickerling providing lock cover from the bench.

DHL Stormers coach Robbie Fleck said that his team is fully focused on returning to winning ways back on home turf at DHL Newlands.

“The last few weeks have been quite frustrating for us, so we are focused on delivering a convincing performance for our faithful supporters at DHL Newlands. Continue reading

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Pick n Pay Knysna Oyster Festival

Pick n Pay Knysna Oyster Festival

The ever-popular Pick n Pay Knysna Oyster Festival will once again see the beautiful Garden Route town bursting at the seems as holiday-makers make their way there from 1 – 10 July 2016. This year, there’s an added activity to ensure revellers get their fill of what the town is most famous for!

Seafood Wednesday, set to take place 6 July, gives sea-food lovers another chance to indulge in all manner of sea food – oysters included – just in case you they need another one!

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Celebrity chef and TV personality Siba Mtongana continues to rock the culinary world. As is the case with her international TV show, ‘Siba’s Table’, her recently released cookbook, My Table, has become an instant hit.

My Table has taken South Africa by storm and has already made history as the best-selling cookbook ever to have been stocked by retail giant, Woolworths SA. Thus far it has sold over 33 percent more copies than any other cookbook Woolworths SA has ever carried.

The self-published book, produced by her company, The Siba Co, has about 120 “Sibalicious” recipes for food lovers to try out at home.
Commenting on the extraordinary demand for her cookbook, Siba says: “I’m humbled and grateful for the love and support I’ve received from my home, South Africa. This cookbook has been a long-held dream and putting it together was a labour of love that demanded lots of sacrifice, hard work, innovation, focus and determination. Writing the book was my favourite part of the process.”
Adds Siba: “What’s even more exciting is that many people told me that they were buying a cookbook for the very first time. I’m incredibly glad that I’ve introduced them to a new world of experimentation, flavour, friendship and fun. I couldn’t be happier!”

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STATEMENT BY THE CITY’S EXECUTIVE MAYOR, PATRICIA DE LILLE

Cape Town’s selection as one of the final cohort of cities to join the 100 Resilient Cities network will bolster our efforts to prepare our organisation and communities for the opportunities and challenges associated with urbanisation, globalisation and climate change. Read more below:

Today we are pleased to announce that the City of Cape Town has been selected to join the100 Resilient Cities (100RC) Programme. This programme, pioneered by the Rockefeller Foundation, seeks to find 100 cities across the globe that are ready to build resilience to social, economic and physical challenges faced by urban environments.

Cape Town was chosen from more than 325 applicants on the basis of our willingness, ability, and need to become resilient in the face of future challenges.

As a member of 100RC, the City of Cape Town will gain access to tools, funding, technical expertise, and other resources to build resilience to the challenges of the 21st century. Continue reading

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“Your body has a right over you” Nabi SAW

I’d just like to start off saying I apologise if I’ve made any mistakes and pray Allah forgives me if I have done so. My intention is purely for the education and up liftment of my brothers and sisters. I’ve tried to make the article as clear and concise as I could.

  1. Hadith pertaining to Exercise
  2. Fasting and exercise

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Prophet Muhammad PBUH, said, “Any action without the remembrance of God is either a diversion or heedlessness excepting four acts: Walking from target to target [during archery practice], training a horse, playing with one’s family, and learning to swim.”[At Tabarani]

So when looking at this hadith, we see The Nabi SAW mention that not being in remembrance of Allah is allowed only during certain activities. When we review these activities we see that all of them include movement or exercise. To me this speaks volumes about our Nabi SAW’s priorities and what he deemed- good for us. It is clear as day that exercise is an extremely important part of life to him and that one’s family should also be included in these activities. Instead of just being sedentary with one’s family, one should be doing activities with them. Continue reading

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A group of bus drivers employed by Kidrogen, a MyCiTi vehicle operating company (VOC), this morning embarked on an illegal strike. Neither Kidrogen nor Transport for Cape Town – the City of Cape Town’s transport authority – was informed of the imminent strike that commenced at approximately 05:00 this morning, 26 May 2016.

The bus drivers who are participating in the illegal strike prevented the MyCiTi buses from leaving the depot in Dunoon to commence with the services along the very busy and popular T01 and T04 trunk routes.

As a result, the MyCiTi trunk routes from Dunoon to Table View and Dunoon to Century City were severely disrupted, as were the MyCiTi feeder Routes 213, 214, 215, 216 and 217 in Table View. Routes 260 and 262, serving commuters from Summer Greens and Century Gate, were also affected.

None of the routes mentioned above were operational this morning.

Buses are being added to these routes as and when drivers become available. Continue reading

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unnamedJohannesburg/Lagos/Nairobi, 24 May 2016: BET (DStv channel 129) has revealed that Jesse Suntele (South Africa) has been voted Top Actor Africa in the grand final of the channel’s dramatic reality contest.

Suntele, 23, beat fellow contestants Shamilla Miller (South Africa) and Alex Khayo (Kenya) in the final episode of the series which aired on BET (DStv channel 129) on Tuesday night at 19:30 CAT.

The overwhelmed actor was awarded a cheque for US $10,000, a 12-month contract with international talent agency J. Pervis Talent Agency, and access to Hollywood auditions.

To win the final prize, Jesse not only had to bounce back from his performances slumpin earlier episodes, but also to dominate subsequent challenges and leave a strong impression on judgesZikhona Sodlaka, Brandon Auret (‘District 9″ and “Chappie”), stunt expert Ciprian Florian and the BET viewers at home who voted online for their favourite contestant. Martial arts and stunt work were among the skills Jesse had to master while delivering a convincing performance in the “Action Movie” challenge.

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Since its inception, MTN Joyous Celebration, has successfully managed to deliver unparalleled quality productions to millions of fans across the globe. From their majestic vocals and harmonies, to their signature dance moves and world class costumes, the internationally acclaimed gospel sensation continues to form a huge part of South Africa’s musical landscape.

Following the success of their performances in both Cape Town and Port Elizabeth, MTN Joyous celebration will once again deliver another stellar concert in the North West which carries the unique Joyous sounds through the musical guidance of its founding members, Lindelani Mkhize, Jabu Hlongwane and Mthunzi Namba.

Now in the fourth leg of their much-awaited national tour, MTN Joyous Celebration is heading to the North West on Wednesday, 15 June 2016 for a not to be missed one-night-only performance of their latest album release titled, Joyous 20. Continue reading

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This from dailymaverick.co.za:

by Ivan Couronne and Veronique Dupont Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump stumped Wednesday in California, the US state with the largest Hispanic population, doubling down on his anti-immigration position but assuring that “Mexican people” will vote for him in November.

The presumptive Republican nominee took the stage in Anaheim, outside Los Angeles, with police on high alert one day after violence marred a Trump rally in the southwestern state of New Mexico, where anti-Trump protesters hurled rocks and police fired smoke grenades in efforts to rein in the chaos.

Dozens of security personnel including police on horseback maintained control in Anaheim, although some skirmishes broke out between Trump opponents and his backers as protesters chanted expletives about the brash billionaire. At least eight people were arrested.

Inside, Trump attacked his likely Democratic general election rival Hillary Clinton and railed against undocumented immigrants stealing US jobs.

But he insisted legal immigrants would vote for him in large numbers, despite polls showing they would overwhelmingly favor Clinton.

“The Mexican people are great, they’re going to vote for me like crazy, the ones that are legally in this country,” Trump said, as a woman waived a “Latinas for Trump” sign behind him.

Full story here:

http://www.dailymaverick.co.za/article/2016-05-26-trump-denounces-illegal-immigrants-as-tensions-flare#.V0afloRcRBc

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