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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

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Pic: sport24.co.za

Pic: sport24.co.za

Cell C Sharks prop Coenie Oosthuizen will join the Springboks on Wednesday in Port Elizabeth as an extra front row cover following the withdrawal of Trevor Nyakane, who is struggling with an ankle injury.

The experienced Oosthuizen was called up to the Bok camp to cover the loosehead and tighthead positions.

Nyakane hurt his ankle last Saturday in the Boks’ win over Ireland in the second Castle Lager Incoming Series Test played in Johannesburg.

The 27-year-old Oosthuizen has earned 23 Springboks caps to date and recently played for the SA ‘A’ side in their two-match series against the England Saxons.

The Springboks have a training free day on Wednesday, apart from variety of #LoveRugby activations in the morning. The Bok team to face Ireland in the deciding third Test this Saturday at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, will be named on Thursday.

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“GREY’s ANATOMY” ACTORJESSE WILLIAMS TO BE RECOGNIZED WITH HUMANITARIAN AWARD FOR CIVIL RIGHTS EFFORTS

HOSTED BY ANTHONY ANDERSON & TRACEE ELLIS ROSS, THE 2016 “BET AWARDS” WILL AIR AT 19:00 CAT, TUESDAY 28 JUNE 2016 ON BET

Johannesburg/Lagos, 21 June 2016: BET (DStv channel 129) has revealed that world-renowned actor and film producer Samuel L. Jackson will be honoured with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 16th annual “BET Awards” on Sunday 26 June 2016. In addition, well-respected actor and activist Jesse Williams will receive the evening’s Humanitarian Award.

Samuel L. Jackson is a critically acclaimed and award-winning actor recognized for his roles in hit films such as Pulp Fiction, Star Wars, Django Unchained, and his most recent roles as Nick Fury in Marvel’s Cinematic Universe and Major Marquis Warren in “The Hateful Eight”. To date, the Academy Award and Golden Globe nominee has appeared in well over 100 films and will next be seen in “The Legend of Tarzan” and “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children”. Continue reading

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STATEMENT BY THE CITY’S MAYORAL COMMITTEE MEMBER: TRANSPORT FOR CAPE TOWN, COUNCILLOR BRETT HERRON

The following is an extract from a speech by the City’s Mayoral Committee Member: Transport for Cape Town, Councillor Brett Herron, at the Foreshore Freeway Precinct today, 21 June 2016:

As Mayor De Lille stated in her speech, the prospectus for the development of the Foreshore Freeway Precinct will be a public document.

The public and interested parties will have access to the document, as well as to an informative video about the current challenges and the City’s expectations for the development of the Foreshore Freeway Precinct. Continue reading

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The following is an extract from a speech delivered by City of Cape Town Executive Mayor, Patricia de Lille, at the Foreshore Freeway Precinct today, 21 June 2016. The unfinished highways on the western, central and eastern side of the Foreshore Freeway Precinct have been part of the Cape Town city landscape for nearly five decades now. They are the theme of many urban legends – we have all heard imaginative stories about how they came about and why they were built, seemingly leading to nowhere.

In the 1970s, at the time when engineers designed the freeways and embarked on the ambitious roads project, the traffic flowing into and out of the city was not nearly at the level that we are experiencing today. The project was subsequently abandoned, mainly due to a lack of funds and the fact that the volume of traffic was too low to warrant any further investment.

Now, about 50 years later, these skeleton-like structures still stand unfinished and unused, in the midst of horrific traffic congestion. Continue reading

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Springbok prop Trevor Nyakane was on Tuesday withdrawn from the squad for this Saturday’s third Test against Ireland because of injury.

The prop suffered an ankle injury against Ireland in the second Test between the sides last Saturday in Johannesburg. Nyakane was sent for x-rays on Monday, which showed no fracture except for some swelling.

However, further assessment on Tuesday morning revealed that Nyakane will not be ready to be considered for Saturday’s final Test. A substitution to serve as extra cover for both the loosehead and tighthead positions, will be named in due course.

Nyakane joins No 8 Duane Vermeulen (elbow) and Lood de Jager (calf) on the injured list. All three players have left the Springbok camp.

The Bok management has confirmed that three players, Scarra Ntubeni (DHL Stormers), Nic Groom (DHL Stormers) and Garth April (Cell C Sharks), will return to their franchises on Tuesday afternoon.

The Springboks continued their preparations on Tuesday morning with an extended training session at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium.

South Africa and Ireland meet on Saturday at 17h00 in the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in the deciding third Castle Lager Incoming Series Test.

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The nine different DHL Western Province teams for the upcoming national Youth Weeks have been named.

The squads range from the Under-18 Coca-Cola Craven Week and Coca-Cola Academy Week teams that will compete at Kearsney College in KwaZulu-Natal, through to the U16 Coca-Cola Grant Khomo Week and U13 Coca-Cola Craven Week sides which will play on home soil at Paarl Gimnasium, as well as the teams for the U18 LSEN Craven Week, the National Girls Under-18 Week in Kimberley and the National Girls Under-16 Week in Welkom.

Salmaan Moerat from Paarl Boys High will captain the DHL Western Province Craven Week team, and is one of four players along with Khanya Ncusane, Manuel Rass and Damian Willemse who were part of the all-conquering 2015 team.

The DHL Western Province Craven Week side will be coached by Elmo Wolfaardt from Paarl Boys High, whilst the Academy Week side will be captained by Heinrich Brendel from Boland Landbou and coached by Clinton van Rensburg from Rondebosch Boys High.

The U18 Coca-Cola Craven Week Academy Week, U16 Coca-Cola Grant Khomo Week and U13 Coca-Cola Craven Week squads will attend a capping ceremony at DHL Newlands on Tuesday, June 21, whilst the capping ceremony for the U18 LSEN, U13 XV, U16 XV, U18 Girls and U16 Girls teams will be held on Wednesday, June 22. Continue reading

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5FM’s premiere outdoor event Joburg Live Loud is back this September! And because each year the station wants to go bigger and better, they’ve decided to reward their Cape Town listeners by heading to the Mother City for the first everCape Town Live Loud.

Both music festivals promise to be all kinds of amazing with an incredible 100% South African line-up. Joburg is up first as 5FM returns to Marks Park in Emmarentia on Saturday, 10 September while Cape Town gets their turn on Heritage Day,Saturday, 24 September at Kenilworth Race Course.

Last year Joburg Live Loud was an astounding success with more than 11 000 living loud music lovers in attendance thanks to the stellar line-up of award-winning artists. And this year it’s no different.

Live acts performing at Joburg Live Loud this year includes the full caliber of 5FM DJs like DJ Fresh, Euphonik, and Roger Goode and proudly South African acts like the 5FM Ultimix resident and award-winning Black Coffee, Emtee,  AKA and Locnville. The party starts at 10:00 and ends at 21:00 with early bird tickets at R195, available until 30 June  and  regular ticket prices are R350 with kids under the age of 12 getting in for R100. Group bookings of 10 or more will be given a 10% discount. Tickets are available from Computicket as well as Checkers and Shoprite stores. Continue reading

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