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GEORGE, SOUTH AFRICA - Saturday March 16 2013,  during match 40 of the Cell C Community Cup rugby match between Evergreens and Roses United held at the Pacaltsdorp Sports Ground..Photo by Deryck Foster/ImageSA

GEORGE, SOUTH AFRICA – Saturday March 16 2013, during match 40 of the Cell C Community Cup rugby match between Evergreens and Roses United held at the Pacaltsdorp Sports Ground..Photo by Deryck Foster/ImageSA

Johannesburg-based Pirates will host the first-ever international match in the Gold Cup era after SA Rugby on Tuesday evening confirmed the fixtures for the country’s flagship tournament for non-university clubs.

In a first for club rugby, the announcement was made on television, on broadcast partner SuperSport’s popular isiXhosa rugby show, Phaka.

Pirates, founded in 1888 and making their first appearance in a national club tournament since 2009, will play host to FNB Wanderers of Windhoek after the Gold Cup (until 2015 known as the Community Cup) was expanded from this year to include the champion open clubs of Namibia and Zimbabwe. Continue reading

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The ultimate Geordie party is about to begin, as the world’s most famous Geordies are reunited with some of our favorite ex-housemates, ready to celebrate 5 years of the epic show in a six-part special, launching 17th May at 21:15pm on MTV.

Emotions will be high as original housemates Sophie, Jay and James make a surprise return to their old stomping ground. We will also see Kyle, Dan and Ricci join the crew, which we are sure will ruffle some feathers.

How will Charlotte react when bff and original Geordie Sophie walks through the door? Will Jay be able to keep the family in check? Who will he take under his wing and teach his Geordie ways? Now living down-under will Ricci be able to keep up with the squad? After one of the most emotional exits seen in the house, will the family welcome James with open arms, including Holly? And with that in mind will Kyle and Holly’s on/off relationship blossom once more in the house? But most importantly will Dan finally be able to pull! Continue reading

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Transport for Cape Town, the City’s transport authority, received the Most Innovative Women Training Programme Award at the fourth annual Women in Construction Awards ceremony in Gallagher Estate in Midrand last night, 10 May 2016. Read more below:

The Women in Construction Awards honour women who have pioneered the development of the African built environment.

‘Transport for Cape Town (TCT) is now officially spearheading the most innovative and game-changing gender transformation project in construction in the country. We are elated and extremely proud of this achievement,’ said the City’s Mayoral Committee Member: Transport for Cape Town, Councillor Brett Herron. Continue reading

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Let’s Play, along with associate partner, Builders Warehouse Bloemfontein, recently completed a donation of a variety of sports equipment to Lebone Village as part of their initiative – Play it Forward. More than 100 bins were placed in all Builders Warehouse stores countrywide to collect second-hand sports equipment, clothing and footwear. Let’s Play is a corporate social responsibility initiative developed by SuperSport in response to a national need.

“We all have unused sports equipment stashed in cupboards and garages; items that have been neglected or were replaced by newer versions. Why not rather donate the equipment to kids who can’t afford to buy new ones? This campaign has had astounding results, collecting approximately R500 000 worth of sporting equipment which has helped change the lives of thousands of our children,” says Let’s Play spokesperson, Vaughn Bishop. Continue reading

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Johannesburg, 13 May 2016: After Joey Rasdien thrashed Loyiso Gola in last night’s episode of Lip Sync Battle Africa, MTV (DStv channel 130) has revealed that Tumisho Masha and Uti Nwachukwu are the next stars to face off in the hilarious reality contest.

Rasdien won TV glory in last night’s tongue-in-cheek battle after thrilling the studio audience with a super smooth, velvet-clad version of Billy Paul’s 1970’s soul classic “Me & Mrs Jones”.  Despite channelling Brandy in chic braid wig and a super-sexy rendition of “Sitting Up in My Room”, Loyiso Gola could make no headway against his fellow comedian, and was forced to go home empty handed.
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Baydu Adams at an Outside Broadcast many moons ago working on Heart FM Breakfast Show in CT.

Baydu Adams at an Outside Broadcast many moons ago working on Heart FM Breakfast Show in CT.

Since yesterday and all day today, the talk has been around SABC’s boss “forcing” its 18 radio stations to play ninety percent South African music and leave 10 to the International category. So lets just say you had a show with 10 songs in it per hour then only one of it would be a Chris Brown or a Rihanna or Justin Bieber track. In fact, if your show allowed 10 songs per hour and it was 3 hours long, Chris, Riri and Biebs will be the only International songs you’d hear on that show.

Everyone’s been giving their opinions and there’s been social media debates and those who aren’t in my industry have been piling up the questions.

I work in radio. I’ve been involved or worked in online radio, retail radio, theme park radio, community radio as well as commercial radio. SABC stations are known as Public Broadcasting Stations for obvious reasons. So when Hlaudi Motsoeneng said the 18 stations in its stable will play 90% it seemed like all of South Africa freaked out.

An iol article I found from over a year ago where these music percentage quotas were already being discussed. Have a read.

http://www.iol.co.za/news/politics/force-radio-stations-to-play-local-music-1830275

In my heading I said that I’m ok with all of this. Why? Well, firstly, I play in the commercial radio sector and not Public Broadcasting Stations so we’re unaffected but also because maybe it’s time we give South African artists more airplay, especially if you are the country’s broadcaster right? Of course. But is 90% maybe not too much? Who knows! It’s all a trial period of 3 months where they’ll get some public opinion and feedback and then assess if the ninety percent stays or if it needs to be changed. Continue reading

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If you’re looking for natural ways to beat the cold and flu season, give your immune system a much-needed nutrient boost with one of these delicious, antioxidant-packed Rooibos smoothies.

Rooibos’ medicinal attributes have been confirmed by scientists from around the globe and in SA. The tea is capable of reducing cardiovascular disease and premature aging, has cancer-fighting properties and is a powerful immune-booster.

Ernest du Toit, spokesperson for the Rooibos Council says the tea contains polyphenols that have anti-inflammatory, antiviral and antimutagenic qualities, which are organic chemicals that are known for their antioxidant capabilities.

“Polyphenols act as scavengers of free radicals throughout the body, which are detrimental by-products of cell metabolism that can cause a host of ailments. Aspalathin and nothofagin are two other vital antioxidants that Rooibos tea contains, making it a great beverage to boost your immune system and protect your body against all types of diseases and conditions,” says du Toit.

The nutritional value of Rooibos are as follows: Continue reading

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