Boland champions and Gold Cup qualifiers Onelogix United Bulk Worcester Villagers had to dig deep to beat neighbours and arch-rivals Young Hamiltons 26-20 last weekend in a match played in front of one of the largest recorded crowds to ever watch a club league match in South Africa.
The 11,347 fans who packed Esselen Park in Worcester for the much-anticipated showdown were treated to a thrilling encounter between two clubs with a combined age of 201 years – Villagers having been founded in 1883 and Hammies in 1948.
The match comes just a fortnight after Alberton Rugby Club in Gauteng drew a crowd of 16,784 for a provincial-club double header, with the Xerox Golden Lions playing the Vodacom Blue Bulls in a curtain-raiser to a Pirates Grand Challenge league match between Alberton and Union.
“It’s very clear looking at these massive crowd figures that club rugby is thriving around the country,” said SARU CEO Jurie Roux. Continue reading
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Thembeka is adamant that she is innocent in the case of the murder of Vuyo Mabutya (Zizi Penteni) and will do anything to prove it. Themebeka’s trickery to deceive all those around her has always been her greatest asset and she has always managed to stay on the right side of the law because of it. The evidence keeps piling up against her though, and she is arrested by Lerumo at NFH in front of her husband, Quinton and all her colleagues.
Thembeka’s lawyer, Arrod, is confident that they will win the case, but the state has a secret weapon up their sleeve in the form of Audrey. Audrey’s evidence is substantial and could be the downfall of Thembeka.
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The City of Cape Town’s Law Enforcement Department is steadily bolstering its ranks thanks to its recruitment ‘chain’. The permanent appointment of 44 Law Enforcement officers on 1 May 2016 who had been on contract for two years has opened doors for a nearly 100 other members in the service.
The appointments have paved the way for their contract vacancies to be filled by Volunteer Law Enforcement Auxiliary Service members who are currently employed through the Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP) as Stabilisation Unit members and School Resource Officers. This in turn will create an opportunity for unemployed volunteers to be considered for EPWP contracts. Continue reading
STATEMENT BY THE CITY’S EXECUTIVE MAYOR, PATRICIA DE LILLE
Note to editors: the following is an extract from a statement by City of Cape Town Executive Mayor, Patricia de Lille, outlining the City’s winter readiness plan on a visit to clear a stormwater canal in Vygieskraal and create awareness about illegal dumping
Each year, in preparing for the rainy season, a multi-departmental team in the City of Cape Town compiles a winter readiness plan with the aim of mitigating the adverse weather conditions during the winter months.
As a well-run and caring city, we prioritise operations and provide relief aid to our most vulnerable communities.
In order to ensure that we respond as effectively and as swiftly as possible, a team led by the City’s Disaster Risk Management (DRM) Centre coordinates the multi-faceted winter readiness plan. Continue reading
GrandWest Corporate Social Investment has reaffirmed its corporate citizenship commitment by partnering with AIMS (African Institute for Mathematical Sciences) to offer maths enrichment workshops for Grade 12 learners from Gugulethu.
GrandWest Corporate Social Investment, which also runs a bursary programme to offer previously disadvantaged learners the opportunity to pursue tertiary studies in maths, science and technology, is sponsoring the weekly maths enrichment classes for over 100 learners from ID Mkize Secondary School and Gugulethu Comprehensive Secondary School. The classes will run until the middle of June 2016. Continue reading
The 22-year-old utility forward comes into the team to replace the injured Tertius Daniller in one of three changes to the starting line-up as DHL Western Province aim for their fourth consecutive victory in a match that kicks off at 17h30 on Saturday.
The other changes see Godlen Masimla reclaim his place at scrumhalf after recovering from concussion, while Meyer Swanepoel gets an opportunity to start at flank with Jurie van Vuuren moving back to lock.
DHL Western Province coach John Dobson knows that his team will have to produce an 80-minute performance if they are to continue their winning ways.
“We have had three very hard games to start and we have another one this week against the Cell C Sharks XV. Continue reading
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Rory Steyn, former chief bodyguard to Nelson Mandela, believes betting syndicates were behind the poisoning of the All Blacks before the 1995 World Cup final.
The Springboks claimed a historic victory over the All Blacks in a thrilling final at Ellis Park, but Steyn told the New Zealand Herald that he believed players had been poisoned by betting syndicates.
‘On the Thursday [22 June] before the final, which was on Saturday [24 June], they were poisoned. About two-thirds of the squad got very sick, properly sick,’ he said. ‘I believe it was the water that was got at, because the food that was served at lunch time … was chicken burgers and hamburgers. I don’t think it was the food, I think it was the coffee and the tea, and possibly even the drinking water.’
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