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Following the arrest of an apparent habitual cable thief in Manenberg, the City’s ‘Copperheads’ are hoping for a successful conviction and meaningful sentence in terms of the Criminal Matters Amendment Act.

The City of Cape Town’s Metals Theft Unit, commonly known as the ‘Copperheads’, is working closely with the South African Police Service and National Prosecuting Authority to secure a conviction against a suspected habitual cable thief.

The 43-year-old man was arrested on Friday 6 May 2016 after members of the public in Manenberg informed the Metals Theft Unit of an incident of cable theft. The suspect had left his loot at one of the houses in the area and a member of the unit, assisted by a detective from the local police station, found him threatening the residents to release his stolen goods. The two officers arrested the suspect on charges of theft, malicious damage to property, and intimidation. They also retrieved 23 metres of insulated electrical copper cable and a wire cutter. Continue reading

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Of the more than 7 500 service requests dealt with by City Health over a nine-month period, 67% were for pest control and unhygienic conditions.

The City of Cape Town’s Health Directorate logged 7 616 service requests and complaints in the first nine months of the current financial year (July 2015 – March 2016). Of these, 99,2% were resolved. However, the bulk of the complaints revolved around vector control (limiting or eradicating animals that transmit disease pathogens) and unhygienic conditions like illegal dumping and waste spillages, as outlined below:

Category Total
Vector control 2 648
Unhygienic conditions 2 428
Noise pollution 417
Clinic services 381
Overgrown erven 374
Air pollution 299
Water 206
Food 79
Smoking 76

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Matt Proudfoot, the former assistant coach of the DHL Stormers, DHL Western Province and the Kobe Steelers in Japan, has joined the Springbok coaching staff, SA Rugby confirmed on Tuesday.

Proudfoot has signed a four year contract with SA Rugby to be an additional assistant of Springbok coach, Allister Coetzee, after his Japanese club agreed to release him from his contract.

The 44-year-old Proudfoot joins the current Springbok coaching staff, consisting of head coach Coetzee, Johann van Graan and Mzwandile Stick. His term with the Springboks starts immediately.

Coetzee, who was last month appointed to succeed Heyneke Meyer as coach of the national rugby team, welcomed Proudfoot to the Springbok coaching staff. Continue reading

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Hope you’re great, here are all the details for the donation platform for Iris Beukes with backabuddy.co.za. Thanks in advance for anything you share to get the word out, it’s much appreciated.

To date, we’ve raised R8000! Our target is R15,000.

Copy – #IrisBeukes #AuntyIris I’ve (Chantal Stanfield) set up a donation platform for Iris Beukes and her family who were recently humiliated in a grocery store over a broken chocolate. My friends at Backabuddy have helped make this possible. Simply click to backabuddy.co.za and under causes search for “The Aunty Iris Donation Platform” to make your electronic donation. Or www.backabuddy.co.za/for-aunty-iris-beukes. It’s really easy. Let’s put our money where our mouths are, see how much we can raise in a month and show this family humanity. Thank you. Please spread the word and please donate.

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The riveting season 3 of Umlilo is in full swing and is searching for a younger Cebisile and Mnqobi look alike to join the dynamic cast.

e.tv and Quizzical Pictures are giving two South African viewers an opportunity to be part of Umlilo. The two candidates must be Zulu speaking male and female, between the ages of 18 and 30 and bear strong resemblance to the characters Mnqobi and Cebisile Simelane. Entries are now open and will close at midnighton Saturday, 21 May. The successful candidates will be expected to portray the roles of the younger polygamist Mnqobi and his deceased wife, Cebisile in season 4. Continue reading

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The Junior Springboks on Tuesday night defeated a determined Maties outfit 41-14 in a physical encounter at the Danie Craven Stadium in Stellenbosch.

The match marked their second warm-up game in the lead-up to the World Rugby Under-20 Championship in Manchester, England, from 7 to 25 June.

The team registered a 60-19 victory against a Xerox Golden Lions Under-20 Invitational side in Johannesburg last Friday in their first warm-up match.

While the result left Junior Springbok coach Dawie Theron satisfied, he admitted that a series of knock-ons and forced passes at crucial times was disappointing. The coach, however, was pleased with the team’s set pieces and their ability to string together phases on attack once they had found their rhythm. Continue reading

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South African music is exploding on global stages thanks to trailblazers such as DJ sensation Black Coffee, who will be presented with the sought-after International Achievement Award at the 22nd Annual South African Music Awards.

#SAMA22 organisers RiSA have announced that Black Coffee, whose real name is Nkosinathi Maphumulo, will be honoured for flying the South African music flag loudly and proudly across the world at this year’s awards ceremony taking place on Saturday, 4 June 2016, at the Durban ICC.

The Durban-born SA music icon in the making has had a dream year by anyone’s standards which has seen him take the world’s dance capital of Ibiza by storm as well as criss-crossing the globe on a 17 country tour that spanned four continents over five months. This tour included dates in North America.

The profile and popularity of the Afropolitan house whizz and ace producer continues to soar on global stages. This year, Black Coffee ramped up his touring schedule, delivering more headline-grabbing performances at some of the world’s leading festivals, including a monster set at Coachella in California in April.
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South African-singing powerhouse, Lelo Ramasimong, has been cast as a lead vocalist in Burn The Floor: Fire In The Ballroom – fresh from the international dance show’s run in Pretoria at The State Theatre over the past few weeks.

Lelo joins fellow vocalist, Mikee Introna, in the diverse global cast, as Burn The Floor: Fire In The Ballroom heads to The Baxter Theatre in Cape Town this week Thursday (19 May) until 5 June, for two weeks of electrifying performances as part of their 2016 Tour in South Africa.

Lelo, who made her début at The State Theatre in Pretoria last week alongside the Burn The Floor: Fire In The Ballroom cast, will feature throughout the Cape Town and Durban seasons of the dance production.

For Lelo, joining Burn The Floor: Fire in The Ballroom “is an honour” and she’s excited to be a part of this international production. Continue reading

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On Saturday, May 28 the DHL Stormers will team up with PinkDrive to create awareness of Breast Cancer at the Vodacom Super Rugby clash against the Toyota Cheetahs at DHL Newlands.

PinkDrive, South Africa’s best-loved Breast Cancer Community Carer and NGO, is powering South Africa’s mobile Women’s Health Mammography and Gynaecology Units.

All PinkDrive units are housed in specially designed hi-tech trucks. The units travel to all areas around South Africa with the aim of enabling the medically uninsured access to women’s health services.

These services include free education on women’s health, free mammograms, free pap smears, free clinical examinations and education on how to do breast self-examinations. Men are also invited and encouraged to attend, as 1% of all breast cancers are now found in men.

To date, PinkDrive has done more than 9600 mammograms, conducted more than 92 000 clinical breast examinations and educated more than 222 000 people on breast health. Continue reading

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