5FM has always given back more than 67 minutes on Mandela Day. And this year is no different. The station together with its DJs will be participating in various activities during the month. In a bid to #BeMoreMadiba, 5FM is calling on listeners to get involved and contribute where they can.
The Fresh@5 team has, this week, asked listeners to assist with items for the Samaritans Children’s Home in Polokwane. The station visited them in April during the Small Town Life Loud weekend and identified some of their immediate needs, which include non-perishable food, clothes (for ages 2-17), bedding, cupboards and a jungle gym. Those who are able to assist may email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Roger Goode and the afternoon drive team, who has always felt strongly about the welfare of animals, has this year decided to raise funds and awareness for the SPCA. Continue reading
Providing blankets and soup with bread to the needy in and around the Southern Suburbs is part of the Cape Cobras and Western Province Cricket Association’s (WPCA) celebration of Mandela Day, Monday 18th July 2016.
The players and staff will team up and make soup at their home ground, PPC Newlands. Thereafter, they will be visiting various organizations in need such as Beit-ul-Aman (Home for the Aged), The OWL Haven Shelter and needy individuals living on the streets of Cape Town.
“We are currently experiencing such freezing cold temperatures and the Cape Cobras and WPCA players and staff wish to share the warmth with those who need support,” said Jasmiena Davids, Marketing Manager of WPCA.
“Mandela Day celebrates the potential that each individual has to transform the world. Each of us is asked to take responsibility for ourselves and act on the responsibilities we have towards others.” Continue reading
The City of Cape Town has noticed how frequently its residents turn to its website for information on convenient recycling options and has taken steps to support and enable this interest. With its new recycling web portal, the City is now making it that much easier for residents to practise responsible waste management. Read more below:
When members of the public search the City’s website for information on recycling, the most popular information requested includes:
· whether the City will collect recyclables, in other words, whether they are part of a City-sponsored kerbside recyclable collection programme
· the location of their closest drop-off site or buy-back centre for my recyclables
· the particulars of the recycling collectors in their area
The City has therefore developed the recycling web portal which pre-empts the most common questions asked and information requested and guides residents to the information that they seek.
Residents are advised to follow these steps when using the web portal:
Step 1: Upon visiting the following link, users will be guided on how to navigate the portal. Users will be invited to check to see whether their home falls within one of the areas serviced by the City-sponsored kerbside recycling collection service Think Twice by typing in their address. Continue reading
Johannesburg, July 14, 2016 In the days shortly after he was born, Wayde van Niekerk’s mother Odessa woke up every morning at the Groote Schuur hospital in Cape Town not knowing whether her son would be alive or dead.
The 400m world champion had been born almost two months prematurely, weighing just 900 grams. But, like his mother, the future 400-metre world champion was a fighter. He fought from the day he was born, overcoming obstacles and set-backs. Today, 24 years and 71kg later, her son is a world champion, a record breaker and he stands on the brink of becoming an Olympic gold medallist.
Van Niekerk has had help along his hard path to become the best 400-metre runner on the planet. His family and coach always believed in him, and he is also part of the Team Visa Olympic programme, “a group of world-class Olympic and Paralympic athletes who embody Visa’s values of acceptance, partnership and innovation”. Team Visa gives athletes financial and marketing support for the Olympics, as part of their 30-year association with the Games. Continue reading
The hard-working Van Zyl has shown great form as captain of DHL Western Province this season, and is joined on the replacements bench by prop JC Janse van Rensburg and scrumhalf Jano Vermaak who both make a return from injury.
Huw Jones will start his first match of the season at outside centre in place of Daniel du Plessis who has been ruled out with concussion, and the only other change in the backline sees scrumhalf Louis Schreuder come into the starting line-up for Nic Groom who is being rested. Continue reading
This from timeslive.co.za:
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
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
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