Springbok lock Pieter-Steph du Toit returned to training Monday afternoon after getting the all clear from the medical team. The young lock was sidelined last week with a troublesome hamstring.
According to Dr Konrad von Hagen, the Springbok team doctor, Du Toit has made a faster than expected recovery from his hamstring strain.
The team doctor also said flyhalf Elton Jantjies is making good progress with his injured finger, and he expects the pivot to take full contact by Thursday. According to Von Hagen, Jantjies was feeling comfortable with a custom-made brace that would protect the fractured finger on his right hand.
“Elton will take some part in some skills training, but he won’t take contact just yet,” said Dr Von Hagen. “We’ll see how he progresses in the week and his return to action will be done in consultation with the Emirates Lions medical team.
“Pieter-Steph has been recovering well and he has been cleared to take part in our training sessions from Monday.”
Von Hagen also mentioned that prop Trevor Nyakane was cleared to play after undergoing a shoulder scan last week, while centre Lionel Mapoe has recovered from a back spasm.
Meanwhile, centre Jan Serfontein underwent scans in Cape Town, confirming a scaphoid bone fracture in his wrist, which has ruled him of action for four months.
e.tv is proud to announce an exclusive collaboration with Disney for free-to-air broadcast deal on South African television. The relationship allows e.tv to broadcast top international and award-winning shows produced by Disney and its subsidiaries from June 2016.
South African viewers will benefit from this exciting relationship from this June when the channel kicks off with a Month of Marvel, showcasing some of the Marvel Studios’ biggest superhero films. For the first time on free-to-air television in South Africa, viewers will be able to watch their favourite superheroes every Sunday at 8PM in June in the following blockbuster movies:
Sunday 5 June at 8PM: Marvel’s Thor
Sunday 12 June at 8PM: Marvel’s Captain America: The First Avenger
Sunday 19 June at 8PM: Marvel’s The Avengers
Sunday 26 June at 8PM: Marvel’s Thor: The Dark World Continue reading
The City and its conservation partners are working together to protect Cape Town’s critically endangered and unique floral gems from extinction. Among the city’s 400 plant species that are of concern is the world’s smallest protea, the Swartland sugarbush, of which only eight plants remain. These conservation efforts coincide with this year’s theme for World Environment Day today, 5 June 2016, which is calling on members of the public to help safeguard threatened species for future generations. Read more below:
In light of World Environment Day, the City of Cape Town is calling on members of the public to make every effort to protect and conserve plant species that are critically endangered to prevent their extinction. Continue reading
Come rain or shine, the V&A Waterfront offers activities aplenty this winter
|Reptile Garden||18 June – 18 July||10h00–18h00||Ground Floor, Jubilee Hall, V&A Watershed||R50 per person|
|Pumptrack||25 June – 17 July||10h30–15h30||Quays Square (in front of the African Trading Port)||Free|
|Innovation Station||28 June – 10July||11h00–18h00||Centre Court inside Victoria Wharf Shopping Centre||R20 per child|
10h00–10h30: 2 to 3.5 yrs
10h30–11h15: 3.5 to 5 yrs
11h15–12h00: 5 to 8 yrs
14h30–15h00: 2 to 3.5 yrs
15h00–15h45: 3.5 to 5 yrs
15h45–17h00: 5 to 8 yrs
|Croquet Lawn (outside Springbok Experience Rugby Museum)||Cost options:
R300 for one series only
R550 for both series
The World’s Largest Floating Book Fair
|24 June – 11 July||Sun – Tues: 14h00 – 21h30
Wed – Sat: 10h00 – 21h30
|Docked at Jetty 2||R5 per person|
Cape Town, June 2016 — The V&A Waterfront is determined not to let rain end play this winter, with a full line-up of activities to keep children busy come rain or shine. Continue reading
The Johannesburg Stock Exchange-listed telecommunications and technology company will partner the Boks for the three-Test series of matches in Cape Town (11 June), Johannesburg (18 June) and Port Elizabeth (25 June).
Blue Label Telecoms’ name and branding will appear on the Springboks’ jersey for the series as well as in a number of on-and off-field areas.
“We are delighted to welcome Blue Label Telecoms to the rugby family,” said Jurie Roux, CEO of SA Rugby. “They are one of South Africa’s most innovative and visionary companies and the way they have embraced this opportunity is testimony to that.” Continue reading
On this week at Cape Town Comedy Club …
LINEUP SUBJECT TO CHANGE!
Wednesday 08th June 2016
HEADLINE: Conrad Koch / Chester Missing
MC: Dusty Rich (JHB)
SUPPORT ACT: CJ Benson
OPEN MIC: Nathi Maki
Thursday 09th June 2016
HEADLINE: Mel Jones
MC: Dusty Rich (JHB)
SUPPORT ACT: CJ Benson
OPEN MIC: Nathi Maki
School of Rock Claremont, South Africa’s leading performance-based music school is proud to announce its 4th Season Show, Mzansi Rocks which will take place on 18 June at the Roxy Revue Bar, GrandWest. The show will see performances from various School of Rock students and promises a complete celebration of local music!
School of Rock Claremont recently hit their one year milestone and continue to celebrate their first year of business by hosting two season shows, one at 12pm and the other at 3pm on the Saturday, 18th June.
The show will feature performances from kids as young as 8 years old, with music renditions to 20 of South Africa’s most celebrated musicians and bands, including the late and iconic Brenda Fassie, Johnny Clegg, Prime Circle and Beatenberg. Continue reading
Transport for Cape Town, the City of Cape Town’s transport authority, will spend approximately R103 million on a major project to turn a section of Broadway Boulevard into a dual carriageway. The project will commence within the next three weeks and will take about two-and-a-half years to complete. Read more below:
Broadway Boulevard is one of the main arteries in Strand and serves as an access route to the N2 freeway and Gordon’s Bay.
‘Residents from Strand are well acquainted with the traffic congestion along Broadway Boulevard during the morning and afternoon peak-hour periods. Transport for Cape Town (TCT) has identified this artery as one of the roads in need of investment – firstly to provide relief for those who are using this road to get to where they need to be, and secondly to accommodate the expected increase in traffic in future,’ said the City’s Mayoral Committee Member: Transport for Cape Town, Councillor Brett Herron. Continue reading
After a devastating miscarriage and multiple failed attempts at falling pregnant with Suffocate’s baby, Puleng visits an inyanga, to determine the cause. The inyanga gives Puleng dire news, but she is determined to find a solution.
She resorts to western medicine and steals some of Suffocate’s nail clippings to get a DNA test done. The DNA results come back with bad news: Suffo and Puleng’s DNA are incompatible and they will not be able to produce a baby. They suffer from a rare condition called ‘Alloimmune Implantation Dysfunction’, where the male partner’s genetic material it too similar to the recipient’s genotype. Continue reading