A number of Springbok squad members spread the message of #LoveRugby on Wednesday morning in Port Elizabeth, where they are preparing for the deciding Test in the Castle Lager Incoming Series against Ireland on Saturday.
Johannesburg, 22 June 2016. South African singing sensation Kelly Khumalo rose to fame in the mid-2000s with her hit single “Qinisela”. Known for her powerful voice, her sexy dance moves and gorgeous fashion sense, Kelly was every producer’s dream and the envy of every wannabe IT girl. But along with the success came heartbreak, scandal and tragedy.
For the first time, Kelly reveals the story “Behind the Story” when she sits down withMTV Base VJ Sizwe Dhlomo in a tell-all interview, revealing parts of her life never previously shared with the public, from her relationship with Jub Jub, to drug use and getting high at church.
“Behind the Story: Kelly Khumalo” will premiere exclusively on MTV Base (DSTV channel 322) on Friday 24 June at 17:30 and 18:00.
Junior Springbok coach Dawie Theron on Wednesday called up Leopards flyhalf Benhard Janse van Rensburg to the Junior Springbok squad as injury cover at the World Rugby Under-20 Championship, while captain Jeremy Ward has been cited for a dangerous tackle in the semi-final against England.
Janse van Rensburg will depart for Manchester on Wednesday and is set to join the team on Thursday after wing S’busiso Nkosi (thigh) and scrumhalf Embrose Papier (ankle) were forced to return to South Africa.
With sufficient cover at wing and scrumhalf ahead of the bronze playoff match against Argentina at the AJ Bell Stadium on Saturday, Theron opted to call up Janse van Rensburg.
Theron will name his team to face Argentina on Friday. Continue reading
The City of Cape Town’s Water and Sanitation Department has been congratulated on its water management in the recently finalised 2014 First Order Assessment by the National Government. The City would like to take this opportunity to remind residents of the importance of using water sparingly. Read more below:
The City of Cape Town is pleased to report that we have received a No Drop score of 95% in the National Department of Water and Sanitation’s 2014 First Order Assessment. This report assesses current usage patterns, the City’s water planning, and the City’s expertise and monitoring programmes in terms of whether they support the sustainable use of water.
The No Drop Programme was developed within a similar framework to the Blue Drop and Green Drop assessments, and aims to encourage progress in water use efficiency and preventing water losses.
The following points are extracts from the report:
This from bdlive.co.za:
TSHWANE has been engulfed by violent protests following the announcement that ANC MP Thoko Didiza would be the ANC’s mayoral candidate for the upcoming local government elections.
Didiza was a compromise candidate after ANC structures, the Tshwane regional executive committee and the Gauteng provincial executive committee failed to agree on a candidate.
The regional executive committee tabled three names, which did not include incumbent mayor Kgosientso Ramokgopa but did include his ANC deputy in the region, Mapiti Matsena.
Rivalry between the two was said to be so intense that an intervention was needed. Reasons have been given for outbreak of the protests.
Here are five of those suggested by ANC and government leaders:
• Thuggery: ANC secretary-general Gwede Mantashe has claimed that the protests were not political but just plain “thuggery”. “That is thuggery and it is not a protest of ANC members. Police must act by arresting people who are responsible for that thuggery.”
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The Cape Cobras, one of South Africa’s most decorated franchises since its inception and a powerhouse, will kick off their campaign for the coveted domestic triple-crown with a Sunfoil Series clash against the bizhub Highveld Lions from 6th October at the Bidvest Wanderers Stadium.
The Cobras squad has been strengthened by the return to form by a rejuvenated Wayne Parnell. Six of their stalwarts will be on tour with South Africa A, which gives the Cape Champions ample opportunity to bolster their self-confidence ahead of a packed domestic 2016/2017-season.
The Cobras have also signed two of the most talented young South African cricketers, Zubayr Hamza and Jason Smith, for their professional squad.
Hamza slammed 833 runs in the Sunfoil Three-Day Cup in 2015/2016, while Smith celebrated his first appearance for the Cape Cobras in a Momentum One Day Cup-match with a composed half-century. Continue reading