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Port Elizabeth based coaches gain invaluable insights from world-renowned sport experts

This weekend, local school-based sports coaches from various parts of Port Elizabeth, gained invaluable insights into cutting edge coaching techniques from some of the world’s leading sports coaches at the Powerade Performance Academy. The Academy, hosted at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium on Sunday, 24 July, saw a number of high profile performance experts running an informative and interactive seminar.  Among these experts were current IPL Delhi Daredevils coach, Paddy Upton and current head coach for the SA Men’s Hockey team, Fabian Gregory, who empowered PE based coaches with vital knowledge to optimize their players’ performances.

Over the years, Powerade has sustained its commitment to young South African sportsmen by providing them with the necessary platforms to achieve their ultimate sporting goals.  In line with this commitment, Powerade has aimed much of its focus on school coaches in recognition of their role as primary influencers of the next generation of South Africa’s sporting heroes.  Continue reading

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Afrikaanse Fees / Afrikaans Festival: The best of Afrikaans stand-up comedy all week! PLUS Afrikaans menu specials !!!!

Wednesday 27th July 2016

HEADLINE: Piet Potgieter
MC: Dugald Pieterse
SUPPORT ACTS: Westley Cockrell & Francois van As

Thursday 28st July 2016

HEADLINE: Hannes Brümmer (JHB)
MC: Melt Sieberhagen
SUPPORT ACTS: Piet Potgieter & Francois van As Continue reading

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Thurs 28 July: Fay and Wren Hinds (with Kolawole Gbolahan.)

Sat 30 July: Red Tape Riot.

Wed 3 August: Stand Up Sessions: Siv Ngesi, Tracy Klass, Yaseen Barnes, Dalin Oliver

Thurs 4 Aug: Manny Walters and Bianca Wood.

Here are all the details for these shows:

Thurs 28 July: Fay and Wren Hinds (with Kolawole Gbolahan.)

Venue: Café Roux, The Farm Village, Noordhoek.

Address: 270 Chapman`s Peak Drive.

Tickets:  R100.00

Time: Dinner from 19h00. Show from 20h30.

Bookings: go to www.caferouxsessions.co.za or book at www.webtickets.co.za

Contact for enquiries: info@caferoux.co.za / 021 789 2538 Continue reading

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Tickets for the second HSBC Cape Town Sevens tournament will go on sale to the public on Friday (29 July 2016) at 09h00, ranging in price from R150 to R250 for a full day’s rugby action

Sales open at 09h00 through Computicket and at their Shoprite outlets for the second edition of the sell-out tournament, which takes place on Saturday and Sunday, 10-11 December 2016.

A full seating plan of the stadium with the applicable ticket prices will be available when sales go live.

Hospitality packages at R2 995 per person per day (excluding VAT) and 20-person suites (R69 900 per suite per day, excluding VAT) are available from SA Rugby through Mingon van Rooyen at mingonv@sarugby.co.za.

Tickets and travel packages are also available from SA Rugby Travel www.sarugbytravel.co.za and from MEGAPRO, who have Supporters’ packages available. They can be purchased for Saturday only (R1 895 per person, excluding VAT), Sunday only (R2 295 excluding VAT per person) or Weekend Package (R3 700 per person excluding VAT). Contact john@megapro.co.za for packages.

SA Rugby meanwhile warned against members of the public being tempted to purchase from any unofficial agencies as tickets and hospitality could not be guaranteed.

The HSBC Cape Town Sevens tournament is the second of ten global destinations that will comprise the 2016-17 HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series.

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Chris Bertish & Carrick Wealth release details around the groundbreaking #theSupCrossing project

World-renowned Big Wave Surfer, Guinness SUP World Record Holder, Speaker and adventurer, Chris Bertish, finally announced the details surrounding his groundbreaking expedition, #theSupCrossing this evening at the Two Oceans Aquarium at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town. The eagerly anticipated expedition will see him attempt the very first solo, SUP transatlantic crossing, unsupported and unassisted, on a custom-made six meter stand up paddle board/craft, for four straight months all in support of charity. Dubbed, the greatest solo, open Ocean Adventure ever attempted, you can be sure that besides helping millions of kids in Africa this will clearly be a journey like no other.

The Sup Crossing will surpass anything Chris has ever attempted before and will see him paddle across 7500 km of open ocean setting off from Morocco, in mid-December 2016 and then finally landing in northern Florida, doing the equivalent of a half-marathon a day for over 120 days straight.

The Sup Crossing is far more than just an adventure, it’s a multi layered project that seeks to change the lives of millions in Africa and South Africa, leaving a lasting legacy and has taken Chris more than 5 years to bring to life. While one of the key objectives of the crossing is to redefine what’s possible by pushing the limits and boundaries of the human body, mind and spirit, the core goal is to create a positive impact and to leave a legacy that raises money for hot meals, life-changing surgeries, and building schools for young children in need throughout South Africa. Continue reading

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SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- "Ariana Grande" Episode 1698 -- Pictured: Host Ariana Grande during the monologue on March 12, 2016 -- (Photo by: Dana Edelson/NBC)

SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE — “Ariana Grande” Episode 1698 — Pictured: Host Ariana Grande during the monologue on March 12, 2016 — (Photo by: Dana Edelson/NBC)

To commemorate Women’s Month and to pay tribute to smart, strong, versatile and creative women worldwide, Comedy Central (DStv channel 122) is pulling out all the stops to highlight funny female stars like Suzelle, Joan Rivers, Pamela Anderson, Roseanne Barr, Ariana Grande, Tiny Fey and Amy Poehler across its flagships series.

Despite an unsatisfying social life, an upbeat “can do” attitude keeps South African comic sensation Suzelle smiling in the face of many challenges, as indicated in her signature catchphrase, “Because anybody can”. On Monday 29 August at 21:00 CAT, we feature Suzelle’s DIY “Viewer’s Choice Top 10” shows. Among the bizarre DIY tips Suzelle has shared with her fans are “How to Iron without an Iron”, “How to Make a Braai Pie”, “How to Make a Christmas Tree”, “How to Get Fluff Off Your Jersey”, and “How to Make a Loadshedding Survival Kit”. A slew of Suzelle DIY shows will air in the lead up to the Top 10 show during August starting with double bill episodes every Monday to Friday at 20:05 CAT from 1-12 August, and 10 back-to-back episodes over the first two weekends of August. Continue reading

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Featuring the KONGOS, Yelawolf and August Burns Red hot from Oppikoppi

The One Night in Cape Town concerts – the official Cape Town leg for the Oppikoppi headliners in August – features multi-platinum alternative rock band KONGOS; rapper Yelawolf and metal outfit August Burns Red in three not-to-be-missed performances.

Now in its sixth year, the concert has proved so popular that it takes place in the Mother City over three nights with KONGOS performing on Friday, August 5, at Hillcrest Quarry and Yelawolf on Monday, August 8, and August Burns Red on Wednesday, August 10, both at the Assembly.

KONGOS feature Kongos brothers Johnny (accordion, keyboards, and vocals), Jesse (drums, percussion, and vocals), Daniel (guitar, vocals) and Dylan (bass guitar, lap slide guitar, vocals). The US alternative rock band composers and record in Phoenix, Arizona, where they have lived since 1996. However, they have a strong South African connection having spent their childhood in London and South Africa where they attended Johannesburg’s Seheti School. They have an impressive following in this country with previous tours sold out in hours of being announced. Continue reading

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New fire stations on opposite ends of the metro are set to be completed over the next two financial years.

The City of Cape Town’s Fire and Rescue Service has started the scoping works for two new fire stations in Masiphumelele and Sir Lowry’s Pass/Somerset West. A total of R13 million has been set aside for each facility.

Currently, the projects are in the design phase, with construction expected to begin in the first quarter of 2017 and to near completion towards the end of 2018.

‘The Masiphumelele project is especially crucial. The area is prone to devastating structural fires as we’ve witnessed in previous years. The South Peninsula has also been ravaged by a number of vegetation fires over the last two summer seasons, so another fire station in this part of the metro is a no-brainer. It means that our firefighters are able to get to the scene quicker and save lives and also property,’ said the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Safety and Security, Alderman JP Smith. Continue reading

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