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Johannesburg, 9 May 2016: Expect jokes aplenty as Lip Sync Battle Africa enters its fifth week with a LOL comedy duel between homegrown stand-up heavyweights Joey Rasdien and Loyiso Gola (MTV, DStv channel 130, 20:50 CAT, 12 May 2016).

Using their comic know-how and commanding stage presence to the max, the two comedians blend epic lip synching skills with one-liners, over-the-top comedic disses and previously undreamed-of dancing skills as they hustle to impress the packed studio audience.

Hosted by Pearl Thusi with colourful commentary from ‘koko master’ and Afrobeat star, D’Banj, Lip Sync Battle Africa has previously witnessed epic battles between Cassper Nyovest vs Boity Thulo, Thando Thabethe vs Lerato Kganyago, Jason Goliath/Tol A$$ Mo vs Celeste Ntuli/Nina Hastie and Flavour vs Maps Maponyane. Continue reading

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This from mashable.com:

Before he even reached the age requirement to make a Facebook account, a 10-year-old found a major flaw in Instagram, earning him a cool $10,000 from Facebook.

Jani (his parents withheld his last name), figured out a way to get into Instagram’s servers and delete text posted by Instagram users, Finnish news site Iltalehti reported.

Jani was rewarded $10,000 by Facebook as part of its bug bounty program, which offers cash rewards to people who find bugs and flaws in Facebook’s digital infrastructure. That includes the Facebook-owned Instagram.

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http://mashable.com/2016/05/03/facebook-instagram-hack/#YKDWNy3xuGq3

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This from iol.co.za:

Pretoria – Rugby legend Naas Botha’s estate was provisionally sequestrated by the high court in Pretoria on Thursday, after a bank claimed he owed it more than R1.1 million on a mortgage bond for a property in Mooikloof, east of the city.

Hendrik Egnatius Botha – popularly known as Naas – was not at court, nor did he oppose the provisional sequestration application, although the papers were served on him by the sheriff.

He also did not submit an affidavit to the court setting out his possible defence.

Judge Peter Mabuse gave the retired Springbok fly-half until June 15, to oppose the application and give reasons as to why he should not be finally sequestrated.

Botha, a four-time Rugby Player of the Year winner, has been involved in a six-year financial battle with Nedbank.

In December 2009, the bank turned to court for the first time to demand that Botha and his wife, Karen, pay back the money they owed in terms of the mortgage.

His wife had obtained a bond from Nedbank in January 2006 to buy the property, and Botha signed surety for it.

As the couple defended the bank’s action, Nedbank decided to settle after the Bothas undertook to make certain payments.

Dana van Zyl, a legal adviser for Nedbank, said in court documents, that shortly after the settlement, Karen sold the property for an amount which was not enough to repay the full loan amount.

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http://www.iol.co.za/news/crime-courts/naas-botha-faces-bankruptcy-2018139

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The City of Cape Town, in partnership with the Gantouw Project, has successfully reintroduced five eland to the Cape Flats, which was historically part of their natural rangelands. The eland ‘bokkies’ have taken well to the natural vegetation of the endangered Cape Flats dune strandveld from which they have been absent for over 200 years.

The City of Cape Town partnered with the Gantouw Project, a project of the Cape Town Environmental Education Trust (CTEET), to move five eland from Wellington to the Rondevlei Section of the False Bay Nature Reserve in October 2015. The eland were released into the veld and, after close monitoring over the past six months, it is evident that this small herd of eland has adapted well to the natural vegetation and seem to be an effective browsing management tool for the reserve. Continue reading

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In a bold step forward, KFC today launched a satisfaction promise to its customers, called Taste Guarantee, in all of it’s over 800 restaurants across South Africa.

“KFC is  committed to serving great tasting Original Recipe® chicken, prepared exactly the same way the Colonel did so many years ago – the hard way,” says Doug Smart, Managing Director KFC Africa. “To reinforce our commitment to doing things exactly right, Taste Guarantee promises customers will be fully satisfied with their meal or the restaurant will gladly replace it, because every meal at KFC should be Finger Lickin’ Good!”

The KFC Taste Guarantee journey includes several steps to make sure customers enjoy that delicious KFC taste, every time. Continue reading

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FIRST WEDNESDAY OF EVERY MONTH IN WINTER.

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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 each month 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.

Café Roux Stand-Up Sessions will be happening on the first Wednesday of every month in Winter, kicking off on Wednesday June 1st. Rob Van Vuuren will be the headline act, supported by KG Mokgadi and Devin Gray – with hostStuart Taylor.

Wed June 1st Rob van Vuuren, KG Mokgadi, Devin Gray and Stuart Taylor.

Venue: Café Roux,The Farm Village, Noordhoek.

Address: 270 Chapman`s Peak Drive.

Tickets: R120.00

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

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This from thoughtleader.co.za:

As a little boy, I witnessed my first live sports encounter from the veranda of our humble home in Sada (Hewu). Across the road, and a further 50 or so metres from there, was the rugby field that was home to the Wallabies Rugby Club. The field was hard – pure ground – without a blade of grass. The field was marked using a spade – you just hit the ground hard enough to break the soil – and you do that for all the lines applicable to rugby field configurations. Yes, the field was that hard, and NO, the lines were not straight. But a game of rugby was played.

The home team (Wallabies) wore black and white stripes for their jerseys. The shorts were black. The socks were a medley of combinations. If you were good enough, you were old enough. I saw some lighties play as I did men who would have passed as my father. The crowd that gathered occupied old car tyres or upside-down buckets as seats, otherwise they simply stood along as the game played itself out. The poles held their H-formation, but barely. They slanted precariously and the crossbar could have given way at any time. There was no padding against them and any hard contact with the poles would have caused injury of serious proportions. Not only that, the poles would have to be reconstructed and that would have delayed the game. To boot, there was no medic pitch-side.

This was a social scene. The community came out in numbers and the Wallabies had support.

This game was played over 25 years ago. It was the only game I ever witnessed on this field. Now, the field plays host to a corrugated iron church. If not a church, then homes made of the same substance or mud. Weeds have taken over where there is no immovable property and the Wallabies have long been defunct. Simply, there is no physical memory of the field or the team.

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unnamedPrime Circle are releasing a deluxe edition of their acclaimed 2014 album Let the Night In, to coincide with their European tour that includes festival appearances alongside Iron Maiden, Garbage, Slayer and Iggy Pop.

Let the Night In – Deluxe Edition is the band’s first official European release, and will go on sale globally on Friday, 13 May 2016 ahead of their multi-date tour of Germany and Austria.

It features the 13 tracks from the two-time South African Music Award-winning album Let the Night In, including the singles Gone and Doors, as well as four new original songs and a live, unplugged version of the title track, Let the Night In.

The first single, Ghosts, will be released on radio on 06 May 2016, accompanied by a “haunting” music video that marks the co-directorial debut of Prime Circle frontman Ross Learmonth. Continue reading

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Springbok Sevens coach Neil Powell named Francois Hougaard, Rosko Specman, Philip Snyman and Dylan Sage as the changes to his squad that will travel to France on Sunday to contest the HSBC Paris Sevens, to be played at the Stade Jean Bouin in the French capital from 13 to 15 May.

They replace Siviwe Soyizwapi, Branco du Preez, Chris Dry and Stephan Dippenaar respectively from the side that won bronze in Singapore last month.

Hougaard returns to the Springboks Sevens team following a stint with Worcester Warriors and Snyman, who picked up a head-knock in Hong Kong, now fully fit and again takes over from Dry, who replaced him in Singapore.

The return of Rosko Specman, who last played in Vancouver, means that Du Preez misses out on the French tournament. Sage also last played in Vancouver and missed out in Hong Kong and Singapore when Dippenaar was given a run for the first time in the current series.

Powell explained that he is looking to rotate a number of players after Paris, with some changes expected again for the HSBC London Sevens in two weeks’ time.

“It is important for us to do well and try and win the series, but we also need to look at the welfare of regulars with Rio in mind, so I am planning to replace a number of these guys travelling to Paris for the London tournament,” Powell said. Continue reading

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