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Transport for Cape Town, the City’s transport authority, received the Most Innovative Women Training Programme Award at the fourth annual Women in Construction Awards ceremony in Gallagher Estate in Midrand last night, 10 May 2016. Read more below:

The Women in Construction Awards honour women who have pioneered the development of the African built environment.

‘Transport for Cape Town (TCT) is now officially spearheading the most innovative and game-changing gender transformation project in construction in the country. We are elated and extremely proud of this achievement,’ said the City’s Mayoral Committee Member: Transport for Cape Town, Councillor Brett Herron. Continue reading

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Let’s Play, along with associate partner, Builders Warehouse Bloemfontein, recently completed a donation of a variety of sports equipment to Lebone Village as part of their initiative – Play it Forward. More than 100 bins were placed in all Builders Warehouse stores countrywide to collect second-hand sports equipment, clothing and footwear. Let’s Play is a corporate social responsibility initiative developed by SuperSport in response to a national need.

“We all have unused sports equipment stashed in cupboards and garages; items that have been neglected or were replaced by newer versions. Why not rather donate the equipment to kids who can’t afford to buy new ones? This campaign has had astounding results, collecting approximately R500 000 worth of sporting equipment which has helped change the lives of thousands of our children,” says Let’s Play spokesperson, Vaughn Bishop. Continue reading

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Johannesburg, 13 May 2016: After Joey Rasdien thrashed Loyiso Gola in last night’s episode of Lip Sync Battle Africa, MTV (DStv channel 130) has revealed that Tumisho Masha and Uti Nwachukwu are the next stars to face off in the hilarious reality contest.

Rasdien won TV glory in last night’s tongue-in-cheek battle after thrilling the studio audience with a super smooth, velvet-clad version of Billy Paul’s 1970’s soul classic “Me & Mrs Jones”.  Despite channelling Brandy in chic braid wig and a super-sexy rendition of “Sitting Up in My Room”, Loyiso Gola could make no headway against his fellow comedian, and was forced to go home empty handed.
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Baydu Adams at an Outside Broadcast many moons ago working on Heart FM Breakfast Show in CT.

Baydu Adams at an Outside Broadcast many moons ago working on Heart FM Breakfast Show in CT.

Since yesterday and all day today, the talk has been around SABC’s boss “forcing” its 18 radio stations to play ninety percent South African music and leave 10 to the International category. So lets just say you had a show with 10 songs in it per hour then only one of it would be a Chris Brown or a Rihanna or Justin Bieber track. In fact, if your show allowed 10 songs per hour and it was 3 hours long, Chris, Riri and Biebs will be the only International songs you’d hear on that show.

Everyone’s been giving their opinions and there’s been social media debates and those who aren’t in my industry have been piling up the questions.

I work in radio. I’ve been involved or worked in online radio, retail radio, theme park radio, community radio as well as commercial radio. SABC stations are known as Public Broadcasting Stations for obvious reasons. So when Hlaudi Motsoeneng said the 18 stations in its stable will play 90% it seemed like all of South Africa freaked out.

An iol article I found from over a year ago where these music percentage quotas were already being discussed. Have a read.

http://www.iol.co.za/news/politics/force-radio-stations-to-play-local-music-1830275

In my heading I said that I’m ok with all of this. Why? Well, firstly, I play in the commercial radio sector and not Public Broadcasting Stations so we’re unaffected but also because maybe it’s time we give South African artists more airplay, especially if you are the country’s broadcaster right? Of course. But is 90% maybe not too much? Who knows! It’s all a trial period of 3 months where they’ll get some public opinion and feedback and then assess if the ninety percent stays or if it needs to be changed. Continue reading

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If you’re looking for natural ways to beat the cold and flu season, give your immune system a much-needed nutrient boost with one of these delicious, antioxidant-packed Rooibos smoothies.

Rooibos’ medicinal attributes have been confirmed by scientists from around the globe and in SA. The tea is capable of reducing cardiovascular disease and premature aging, has cancer-fighting properties and is a powerful immune-booster.

Ernest du Toit, spokesperson for the Rooibos Council says the tea contains polyphenols that have anti-inflammatory, antiviral and antimutagenic qualities, which are organic chemicals that are known for their antioxidant capabilities.

“Polyphenols act as scavengers of free radicals throughout the body, which are detrimental by-products of cell metabolism that can cause a host of ailments. Aspalathin and nothofagin are two other vital antioxidants that Rooibos tea contains, making it a great beverage to boost your immune system and protect your body against all types of diseases and conditions,” says du Toit.

The nutritional value of Rooibos are as follows: Continue reading

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The civil service construction tender process for the City of Cape Town’s R50 million Masiphumelele Phase 4 Breaking New Ground (BNG) housing project is under way. If all goes according to plan, construction will commence by September 2016. Read more below:

The first stage of the City’s Masiphumelele Phase 4 housing project, earmarked for qualifying applicants living in Masiphumelele backyards and the informal settlement which is situated in the wetland, will see the construction of 227 fully serviced sites on which subsidised units will be built at a later stage. Stage 2, comprising 96 fully serviced sites and subsidised houses, will follow at a later stage.

A total of R50 million has been allocated for the first and second stages and if all goes according to plan, the civil services for Stage 1 will be constructed between September 2016 and June 2017, while the Stage 1 houses will be built between July 2017 and June 2018. Continue reading

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Springbok fans will be able to get their hands on a brand new supporters’ jersey, made by ASICS, in time for the kick-off of a new era under coach Allister Coetzee when the Boks face Ireland in the Castle Lager Incoming Series next month.

The supporters’ jerseys are proudly made in South Africa for South Africans, by South Africans, and feature enhanced durability and quality through updated textured fabrication.

The new supporters’ jersey was jointly launched by SA Rugby and ASICS, official apparel partner of the Springboks, on Thursday.

The launch of the supporters’ replica jersey coincides with ASICS’ “Want It More” worldwide marketing campaign, which was launched earlier in 2016, and the Castle Lager Incoming Series of three Tests against Ireland in Cape Town, Johannesburg and Port Elizabeth next month. Continue reading

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