Springbok No 8 Duane Vermeulen was on Monday ruled out of the deciding third Test against Ireland on Saturday because of an elbow injury.
Vermeulen sustained the injury in the first half of the second Caste Lager Incoming Series Test against Ireland on Saturday in Johannesburg. He was replaced at halftime by Warren Whiteley.
“Duane went for x-rays on Monday, which revealed a grade two tear in the elbow. He will be out for between two to six weeks, depending on how the injury responds to treatment,” explained Dr Konrad von Hagen, the Springbok medical doctor.
The Bok team management confirmed that no replacement will be called up. Continue reading
It’s the decider between South Africa and Ireland after the Boks made a historic comeback last Saturday, beating Ireland 32-26 in Jozi after losing to them in the opener back in Cape Town. This weekends game is one of immense importance as not only will it be decided who the winner is but both teams have a reputation to defend. Ireland have never beaten South Africa in a series on home soil and this is also the Boks first series under new coach (Grahamstown born) Allister Coetzee.
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Springbok Sevens coach Neil Powell will get his final chance to assess his charges in a competitive environment before the Rio Olympic Games in the Assupol 7s International tournament in Stellenbosch on July 1-2.
The tournament, which will be held at the Markotter Stadium in Stellenbosch, features two tiers with six teams in the international section and then 16 local club teams competing for a trophy of their own.
Kenya, Zimbabwe, a Namibian invitational team, a Western Province invitational team and the SA Academy Sevens team have all been invited to compete with Powell’s men as they gear up for Rio.
Kenya will also be heading to the Olympic Games after a successful HSBC World Sevens Series campaign which saw them finish seventh and pick up a historic first Cup title in Singapore. Continue reading
This is the 10th instalment of the Cape Town Folk ‘n Acoustic Music Festival. 22 South African artists will perform completely acoustically in an unplugged, intimate, concert-style setting, stripped down to the essence of the songs. The evening is set to be an experience of the finest musical storytelling from the personal journeys of some of South Africa’s best songwriters and musicians.
The event organiser Gavin Minter from Real Wired Music says that he is very excited about this year`s performers. “If you remember bands like Z-Astaire, Ella Mental, The Usual, Delta Blue, Sweatband, HAMMAK, Springbok Nude Girls, Just Jinjer, Zen What, and SA’s most renowned guitar duo Steve Newman and Tony Cox, then this year`s festival is going to be a treat for you. We will feature all the singers from the mentioned bands, plus a few more exceptionally talented artists have been added to this year`s Winter instalment of the Cape Town Folk n Acoustic Music Festival.” Continue reading
20 June 2016
The DA has been reliably informed of 16 serious charges laid against the former Municipal Manager in Oudtshoorn Municipality, Ronnie Lottering. He faced a disciplinary hearing on the 14 and 15 June 2016. It is expected that the process will be concluded this week.
The charges against Mr Lottering relate to misconduct when he served as acting municipal manager for two years before the council was placed under administration last year. The Municipality was run by a coalition with the ANC and the Independent Civic Organisation of South Africa (ICOSA) from 2011, and refused to relinquish the power when losing its majority to the DA and COPE in a by-election in 2013. Continue reading
LONDON, June 20, 2016 – While the eyes of the footballing world focus on the European Championships and Copa America, the Laureus Real Heroes campaign is shining a light on football projects improving the lives of young people around the world.
From helping young people in the poorest slums of Nairobi towards an education to bringing young people from different countries and cultures together in Germany, the Laureus Real Heroes are making a difference and improving the lives of young people through sport.
The Laureus-supported Mathare Youth Sports Association (MYSA) project uses football to give youth a sporting chance and creating HIV awareness in the slums of Nairobi. The first project Laureus ever supported, MYSA engages with young people through football and helps educate them on a range of issues including health and wellbeing alongside assistance with schoolwork. Continue reading
Storage Wars returns for a ninth series of treasure hunting. The bidders range from twenty-somethings out for fun and adventure willing to say or do anything to win; to husband and wife teams looking to make big cash quick. All the teams are prepared to create a huge drama in the process. It’s a hostile environment as the bidders assess if they think the unit is worth a bid and how high they will actually go. The only place to watch Storage Wars Series 9 is HISTORY®.
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