Fifty-two South African Graduates will leave for Japan on Saturday, 27 July as part of the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) programme, which is aimed at enhancing foreign language education and promoting international exchange between Japanese and foreign youth.
The Embassy of Japan PR officer, Kota Toba, said that the programme aims to enhance foreign language education and promote international exchange at the local level through the fostering of ties between Japanese teenagers and native English teachers from around the world. While working as an Assistant English Teacher (ALT) atlocal authorities, as well as public and private pre-schools, primary and high schools in Japan, JET participants can learn a lot about Japan in a variety of ways.
The JET Programme commenced in 1987 in cooperation with the governments of participating countries. Last year (2018), the programme had 5 528 participants from 54 countries. Since South Africa joined the JET Programme in 1997, 655 South Africans have participated in the programme with this year’s group bringing the number up to 707.
Tuesday, July 23, 2019: British Airways (operated by Comair) is delighted to announce that it has added more flight frequencies on its route network commencing midSeptember 2019, which are available for booking with immediate effect.
In total British Airways will operate 34 additional flights a week on routes serviced from Johannesburg, which includes Cape Town, Durban and Port Elizabeth as well as between Cape Town and Durban.
Shaun Pozyn, Head of Marketing for British Airways (operated by Comair) says: “For more than two decades, we have always proudly served South Africa, its people and its businesses. Having more frequent flights, will mean more choice for tourists and business travellers alike, giving our customers more flights to the destinations they love, under the British Airways brand. The routes on which we are increasing frequency are already very popular and by introducing more frequency on these routes, we will give customers even more flexibility and more choice”.
Meet up to give at the ‘Battery Park Underground Series’
Date Saturday, 3 August
Time 14h00 to 24h00
Venue Battery Park, underground garage, level one
Don’t miss the V&A Waterfront’s first underground party event on Saturday, 3 August in the Battery Park parking from 2pm until midnight. Come overdressed and drop that extra scarf or those woollen mittens into the donation bin, from where they will be delivered to NGOs who take care of the less fortunate in our society.
Entry is free, simply visit the website to download your ticket and bring along a warm item of clothing, blanket or non-perishable food to donate to Melela 4 Children, The Homestead Project for street children, and Ladles of Love. 10 ultra-cool DJs will donate their set time to the cause as they get the party pumping.
The City of Cape Town’s Rylands Library hosted the eighth Matric Challenge earlier today. The programme is designed to bring the set work papers for Grade 12 learners to life and help prepare them for exams. Read more below:
‘The importance of reading cannot be emphasised enough and by making it fun and interactive, we hope to instil a love for reading in as many young people as we can possibly reach. Set work in high school is often seen as a chore, but with the Matric Challenge learners are shown a creative way of looking at the prescribed work and learning at the same time,’ said the City of Cape Town’s Mayoral Committee Member for Community Services and Health, Councillor Zahid Badroodien.
The Matric Challenge started eight years ago as a Friends of Rylands library initiative in association with the staff at the facility. It is designed to bring to life the set work papers for Grade 12 learners, to make it a fun activity and help prepare the students for their exams.
– New-look boots come in bright new colourways, solar green, aqua blue and magenta
– Hard Wired Pack includes updates for all four boot silos – COPA, PREDATOR, X and NEMEZIZ
– Worn by some of the world’s top players as they return to football, Hard Wired will be available from July 23, 2019.
adidas Football reveal the Hard Wired pack, a striking colour refresh for each of the four adidas boot silos – COPA, PREDATOR, X and NEMEZIZ. As football returns, Hard Wired will be on the feet of the world’s best players, including Paul Pogba, Paulo Dybala, Mohamed Salah and Leonel Messi. Orlando Pirates players and adidas athletes Happy Jele, Linda Mntambo, Ben Motshwari and Vincent Pule will be wearing Hard Wired boots for the first time this weekend for the Carling Black label Cup.
The Hard Wired boot pack sees adidas’ PREDATOR, COPA, X and NEMEZIZ silos given an updated look of bright solar green, aqua blue and magenta. The iconic COPA silhouette built for those with a flawless touch, now comes in dazzling solar green with a black COPA logo contrasting on the boot’s heal. The PREDATOR boot, for fearless creators on the pitch, will now have a bright blue upper, combined with a black sockfit collar and flashes of yellow have been applied to the studs. Continue reading
Three capped Women’s Rugby World Cup players and 15 others who ran out for the Springbok Women last year on their UK tour have been named in national women’s coach Stanley Raubenheimer’s 26-member squad leading up to the 2021 Women’s Rugby World Cup Qualifiers in Johannesburg in August.
Celeste Adonis (lock), Tayla Kinsey (scrumhalf) and Zenay Jordaan (flyhalf) were members of the Springbok Women’s team that played in the 2014 Women’s Rugby World Cup in France, while the players who featured in the matches against the UK Armed Forces, Wales, Spain and Italy last year, include Babalwa Latsha (prop), Zinhle Ndawonde (centre), Aseza Hele (flanker), Lusanda Dumke (flanker) and Bernice Strydom (lock).
Raubenheimer’s squad will gather in Pretoria on Thursday, 1 August, for their holding camp, which will run until Wednesday, 7 August.
The squad will then make the short journey to Brakpan for their opening Rugby Africa Women’s Cup match against Uganda on Women’s Day, Friday, 9 August, at the Bosman Stadium.
A number of Mzansi’s finest street dancers have been voted for and chosen, by crowds across the country, to compete in one of the greatest events of its kind in the South African calendar – the Red Bull Dance Your Style Final South Africa 2019. The Finals will take place onSaturday, 03 August 2019 at Newtown Music Factory in Johannesburg from 18:00.
After weeks of teasing and speculation, Kaizer Chiefs and Nike have officially unveiled the 2019/20 home and away kits supported by the theme #BackToBrilliance.
Bolder than ever, the Kaizer Chiefs 2019/20 home jersey is nothing short of confident. The striking new home jersey is an instant classic and features a distinctive and energetic pattern.
“The new kit represents our vision for the new season. This year we’re resetting; resetting our minds to reignite the passion and energy of the Amakhosi,” says Jessica Motaung, Kaizer Chiefs Marketing Director.
The home jersey is a new take on a classic and the design is reminiscent of the jersey worn by the team between 2011 and 2013 – the jersey saw Kaizer Chiefs win the league and the Nedbank Cup in the 2012/13 season.