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A prototype battery-electrical car designed by students from the University of Johannesburg finished 15th in the recent Shell Eco-Marathon on a custom-built track in London.

Driven by female UJ engineering student Shalaka Thomas‚ the vehicle – dubbed “Nightfury” and which achieved a best racing result of 309 km/kWh – finished ahead of teams from France‚ the Netherlands‚ Ireland‚ Turkey and Spain.

The UJ team‚ the only African one to race officially and which consisted of eight engineering students‚ was one of 50 teams that registered in the category Prototype. Of those‚ 45 teams passed technical inspection and 30 teams registered valid racing results in London. Teams from Tunisia‚ Morocca and Nigeria registered for the Eco marathon. These teams did not post valid racing results or did not pass technical inspection by Shell. Continue reading

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Big wins on Wednesday took centre stage in the main games of the Under-18 Coca-Cola Craven Week and Coca-Cola Academy Week at Kearsney College in Durban to spice up the competition as the final day’s play draws nearer.

In the last two matches in the U18 Coca-Cola Craven Week, DHL Western Province outplayed hosts, the Sharks, 60-5, and the Pumas overpowered Namibia 51-15. In the Coca-Cola Academy Week, the Sharks defeated Border 40-25.

In stark contrast, DHL Western Province had to work hard for their 31-29 victory against the Bidvest Golden Lions in the Coca-Cola Academy Week to emerge as one of the main contenders to battle it out in the final match of the tournament on Saturday.

The victories for all four teams ensured that they will enter the final day’s play on Saturday unbeaten.

Wednesday’s play was riveting, with a total of 702 points scored across the two tournaments – 350 of which were scored in the U18 Coca-Cola Craven Week from 50 tries and 352 in the Coca-Academy Week from 52 tries.

In the U18 Coca-Cola Craven Week, Western Province, who won the final match of the 2015 tournament with a stunning 95-0 victory, showed that they could be equally threatening this season as they as they cruised to a 43-0 half-time score against the Sharks.

Such was the high quality of their attack they ran circles around the Sharks to cross the chalk seven times, while their effective defence denied the hosts from getting close to the tryline. The Cape side continued to force their way through the defence in the second half to add two more tries to their tally. Continue reading

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Beyond Museum Walls

Cape Town, July 2016 — Visitors to the V&A Waterfront may have noticed a subtle change in the iconic landmark’s surroundings over the past two years, as a number of sizable outdoor artworks and sculptures have found homes nestled in public plazas and open spaces around the property.

The artworks form part of the V&A Waterfront Art in Public Places Programme, which has seen works by talented artists from around the African continent and beyond such as Noria Mabasa, Mohau Modisakeng, Cameron Platter, Carl Frederik Reuterswärd, Claudette Schreuders, and Gavin Young, make their way to the Waterfront as permanent installations in public spaces.

Come the V&A Waterfront’s inaugural Museum Night this Thursday, 14 July, another sculpture will be added to the growing collection at the water’s edge, further bolstering the already impressive collection of quality outdoor artworks. Continue reading

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Venue: Café Roux, The Farm Village, Noordhoek.

Date: Wed August 3rd.

Address: 270 Chapman`s Peak Drive.

Tickets:  R120.00

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

Bookings: go to or book at

Contact for enquiries: / 021 789 2538

This winter the southeaster will be blowing the hottest comedians SA has to offer ‘down south’. Chase away the winter blues with smoking hot comedy acts at Noordhoek’s Café Roux. The variety of acts on offer at each show will ensure that there is something for every taste. From well -known faces to the newest talents, you’ll be sure to enjoy an evening of laughs at Café Roux’s Stand-Up Sessions. Continue reading

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SA Rugby on Wednesday welcomed Nashua to its family of partners with the business solutions provider agreeing to an exciting three year sponsorship of the iconic Currie Cup.

The revamped Currie Cup competition consisting of nine teams in the Premier Division and six in the First Division, kicks off early next month following on from the qualifying competition, which started in April and still has two rounds remaining.

“This partnership doesn’t only mark a new era in Nashua’s long-standing history of support for South African sport, but is massively exciting for us as it’s the first time that they have gotten involved at this level in rugby,” said Jurie Roux, CEO of SA Rugby.

“In a way, Nashua’s involvement in the Currie Cup completes a cycle that started in 1990, when they became the first sponsor to prominently display their branding on a local rugby jersey – that of the Blue Bulls, who were then still called Northern Transvaal. Continue reading

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Multi Grammy nominated artist Tevin Campbell to return to South Africa for 3 shows in July 2016

The Return of Tevin Campbell” 

Cape Town – GrandWest – 22 July 2016

Johannesburg – Carnival City – 23 & 24 July 2016

Marmalade Productions, presented by KFM are proud to announce The Black Ties and Lloyd Cele to support Tevin Campbell in Cape Town.


When three of South Africa’s premier entertainers came together in 2007, a little magic happened along the way… Ladies and Gentlemen, we’d like you to meet The Black Ties, starring Chad Saaiman, Keeno Lee and Lloyd Jansen. Entertaining, charming, witty and above all fun, The Black Ties are the ultimate cover band taking you on a music journey through your favourite songs all the way from Stevie Wonder, Frank Sinatra, Michael Buble and Lionel Ritchie to the likes of Daft Punk, Bruno Mars, Pharrell Williams and so much more! Continue reading

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With South Africa having recently celebrated the 40th anniversary of June 16, the Standard Bank Joy of Jazz gears up to embark on Geleza Kleva and Learn – an intensive three-day music industry development project which is aimed at budding young musicians. Through this initiative, the Standard Bank Joy of Jazz hopes to equip aspirant youth with guidelines on how to hone their musical talents while also building solid business acumen.

Geleza Kleva is a series of music industry workshops and masterclasses for young people and community members who have an interest in music. Renowned musician and educator, Concorde Nkabinde will help facilitate this second chapter of the Road to Standard Bank Joy of Jazz build up.

Learners will receive advice as well as be exposed to various music disciplines i.e. song writing, music composition, arrangement, playing music communally (bands and choirs), live performances, marketing their music, organising and managing musical events, and the business of music. Continue reading

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The Problem Building Unit, tasked with enforcing the City’s Problem Building By-law, has spent more than R150 000 in the last year securing problem properties. Read more below:

The City of Cape Town’s Problem Building Unit has spent just shy of R158 000 in the last year to secure, clean and erect problem building sign boards at 42 properties across the city.

Section 7 of the Problem Building By-law allows the unit to repair, renovate, repaint, alter, close, demolish and remove all refuse or secure any problem building, at the cost of the owner, should the owner fail to comply with instructions to do so themselves within a specific period.

The Unit has been implementing this section of the by-law since the budget became available to do so in mid-2015. It is also finalising plans for its first demolition of a private property in Somerset West that has been on the Problem Building list for a number of years. Continue reading

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