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Ajax Cape Town’s academy conveyor belt has churned a further trio of youth talents which have earned their professional stripes and promoted to Roger de Sa’s 2016/2017 PSL squad, taking the total number to seven u19’s promoted for the coming season.

Shane Saralina, Grant Margeman and Mogamat May follow in the footsteps of youth internationals Masilake Phohlongo, Darren Johnson and Sergio Kammies and most recently Luthando Matheza, who have all been recently promoted to the PSL. The club has taken the decision to promote the youngsters, who have all shown great signs of rapid development over the last few months.

Shane, Grant and Mogamat all played a vital role in Coach Vladislav Heric’s team that won the NextGen and ESAD Memorial tournaments in Europe recently.

Mogamat is an 18-year-old striker who has quickly become known for his prolific nature in front of goal, his daunting pace and ability to get on the end of crosses. Mogamat will be learning from club legend Nathan Paulse as well as PSL top goal scorer contender Prince Nxumalo when the 2016/2017 pre-season regime starts. Continue reading

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COMEDY CENTRAL UNLEASHES NEW COMEDY TALENT IN CONTINENT-WIDE STAND-UP SEARCH

Johannesburg, 15 June 2016: Calling all amateur comedians: grab a mic, polish up your best stand-up routines and commit your funniest gags to video – and you could have a chance to join the ranks of African comedy royalty as the winner of “Grab the Mic” 2016 – Comedy Central’s stand-up comedy search.

Starting tonight, Comedy Central (DStv channel 122) is continuing to stand up for amateur stand-up talent in the latest outing of “Grab the Mic” – a search for upcoming comedy stars that paves the way to a bright new future as a professional comedian – now extended to entrants in the whole of sub-Saharan Africa for the first time! Continue reading

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STATEMENT BY THE CITY’S EXECUTIVE MAYOR, PATRICIA DE LILLE

Today I visited the City of Cape Town’s Sea View development in Hangberg, which is now home to 71 families. The first 26 beneficiaries moved in just before Christmas and the final 45 have made the development their home in the last week, just as winter is commencing.

Sea View is a milestone of one of the goals we set out to achieve at the beginning of this administration in 2011. The Hangberg area was then identified as an area in great need of development and redress in our Integrated Development Plan.

Today we have delivered on that commitment and the promise we made to the people of Hangberg. Continue reading

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DHL Western Province coach John Dobson has made six changes to his starting XV for their clash with the Down Touch Griffons at City Park on Saturday.

The match was originally scheduled for Faure Street in Paarl, but has been moved due to weather and pitch concerns, whilst the kick-off time has also changed to an hour earlier to 15h00 on Saturday with entry R20 at the gate.

Following their bye last week, Dobson has made three changes to the backline and three changes to the forward pack that did duty in their 43-34 victory over the Leopards in Potchefstroom.

Sibahle Maxwane gets an opportunity out on the left wing, and there is an all-new halfback pairing in Robert du Preez and Godlen Masimla who have both recovered from their respective injury concerns.

Up front there are two new flanks in Jurie van Vuuren and Eital Bredenkamp, with Luke Stringer and Beyers de Villiers moving to the replacements bench, and in the front row hooker Chad Solomon makes his return after a spell on the sidelines due to injury.

Dobson said that after a deserved break his team are determined to build on the strong foundation they have established and finish the campaign strong. Continue reading

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Springbok squad members Ruan Combrinck, Franco Mostert and Jaco Kriel enjoy the atmosphere last weekend at the Gold Cup qualifying match at Durbanville-Bellville Rugby Club between champions Durbell and contenders Hamiltons. The trio surprised both teams in their changerooms before the match. Photo: Peter Heeger/Gallo Images

Springbok squad members Ruan Combrinck, Franco Mostert and Jaco Kriel enjoy the atmosphere last weekend at the Gold Cup qualifying match at Durbanville-Bellville Rugby Club between champions Durbell and contenders Hamiltons. The trio surprised both teams in their changerooms before the match. Photo: Peter Heeger/Gallo Images

Reigning Gold Cup champions Durbanville-Bellville sent out a strong warning that they won’t be giving up their title without a fight, after a sensational comeback inspired by a surprise visit by members of the Springbok squad.

As part of SA Rugby’s #LoveRugby story, the uncapped trio of Ruan Combrinck, Jaco Kriel and Franco Mostert paid a surprise visit to the changerooms of both Durbell and visitors Hamiltons ahead of their much-anticipated Western Province Super League clash in Cape Town last Friday.

The players’ stirring motivational talks to the two sides – ranked one and three among the country’s non-university clubs – inspired one of the finest club matches of the season, with Durbell sensationally overturning a 25-3 deficit after 30 minutes to score 52 points in the final hour for a 55-32 victory.

“The players had no idea the Springbok squad players were coming and they were just awestruck,” said Durbell head coach and former Griquas fullback Bobby Joubert.

“It was a massive honour not only for ourselves but also for Hamiltons to have our national heroes decide to spend the Friday night before a Test match at our club. Continue reading

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The clash between DHL Western Province and the Downtouch Griffons on Saturday has been moved from Faure Street in Paarl to City Park in Athlone due to weather and pitch concerns.

The match kick-off has also changed to an hour earlier to 15h00 on Saturday, with entry R20 at the gate.

DHL Western Province will be looking to add to their seven victories thus far this season, and close the gap on the table-topping ORC Griquas who have a bye.

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School holidays signal a stressful period for many parents whose main concern is how to keep children occupied. Help is at hand in the form of a jam-packed holiday programme at the City’s recreational hubs, libraries, community centres/halls, nature reserves, sports fields and parks. Read more below:

The City of Cape Town’s various departments have pulled out all the stops to ensure that the holiday programme for the mid-year break will keep young and old well occupied. The programme caters for a broad range of tastes: those who prefer being indoors or outdoors, both physical and non-physical activities, and something for nature lovers.

The programme at the City’s nature reserves is sure to keep the young ones fascinated and well engaged. Among others, then can enjoy winter hikes, story-telling sessions and learning about animals, insects and birds. Continue reading

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