This winter the southeaster will be blowing the hottest comedians SA has to offer ‘down south’. Chase away the winter blues with smoking hot comedy acts each month at Noordhoek’s Café Roux. The variety of acts on offer at each show will ensure that there is something for every taste. From well -known faces to the newest talents, you’ll be sure to enjoy an evening of laughs at Café Roux’s Stand-Up Sessions.
Café Roux Stand-Up Sessions will be happening on the first Wednesday of every month in Winter, kicking off on Wednesday June 1st. Rob Van Vuuren will be the headline act, supported by KG Mokgadi and Devin Gray – with host Stuart Taylor.
Wed June 1st Rob van Vuuren, KG Mokgadi, Devin Gray and Stuart Taylor. Continue reading
On Saturday 28th May local neighbours Paul Roos and Paarl Boys’ High lock horns at the Markotter fields for the 6th edition of Premier Interschools for 2016. Paul Roos will look to even up the score after having lost against Paarl Boys in 2015. The Paarl outfit is however on a winning streak of 30 odd games having last lost a game at the end of 2014 season. They are currently the No 1 ranked school in South Africa and it will take some doing to put one over on them. However, if a side has the tools and ability to achieve this, it most certainly is the Paul Roos team. They have a solid pack of forwards and a mercurial backline with plenty of playmakers. Pivot and SA Schools player Damian Willemse is the key man in the Paul Roos backline together with flight of foot fullback Joshua Vermeulen. Who can all cause havoc in any defence. Continue reading
South Africa’s comedy royalty have sharpened their witty swords and are about to descend on The Boardwalk. Get ready for the Kings and Queens of Comedy this Saturday (28 May 2016) featuring Stuart Taylor, Chester Missing and Conrad Koch, Angel Campey, Tumi Morake, Loyiso Gola, Carvin Goldstone, Jason Goliath, Tracey Lee Oliver, Schalk Bezuidenhout and Simmi Aref at The Boardwalk International Convention Centre (ICC).
“With this royal flush of South African comedy giants, this is guaranteed to be a show of hysterical proportions. If a good laugh is what you’re looking for, then make sure your weekend peaks at a hilarious high with the Kings and Queens of Comedy,” says The Boardwalk Marketing Manager, Nqobile Majozi. Continue reading
Johannesburg, 24 May 2016: After Uti wiped the floor with Tumisho Masha in last week’s episode of Lip Sync Battle Africa, MTV (DStv channel 130) reveals that Diamond Platnumz and Theo Kgosinkwe are the next stars to face off in the hilarious reality contest.
This week’s upcoming battle between BET Award nominee Diamond Platnumz andMafikizolo frontman Theo Kgosinkwe premieres on MTV, (DStv channel 130) at 20:50CAT on 26 May 2016.
Upcoming battles will include Samkelo vs Ini Edo (2 June), Mdu vs Mapaseka (9 June),Mpho vs Basketmouth (16 June) and Nomzamo vs Tiwa Savage (23 June).
Despite channelling Luther Vandross (“Never Too Much”) and Busiswa (“Ngoku”) and busting some serious dance moves in a dress and blonde wig, Masha could make no headway against his opponent, who won the audiences’ hearts thanks to his energetic rendition of Psy’s “Gangnam Style” and Kcee’s “Pull Over”. Continue reading
Cape Town, 24 May 2016- Taking further strides as one of Africa’s biggest and most prestigious road races, organisers of the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon have urged runners to consider the environment when running this year.
The event includes a 42km City Marathon, 10km PEACE Run, two trail runs and a fun run. The Marathon was declared climate neutral in 2014 and maintained this status in 2015.
Says Yegs Ramiah, Chief Executive of Sanlam Brand: “A festival of this size, catering for thousands of participants and spectators, can have a significant long term impact on our natural surroundings. As one of the first South African sporting events to achieve climate neutral status we have managed to offset 2115t CO2 over the past two years. This year in an effort to encourage athletes to run green we have made it possible for them to offset their own carbon footprint.”
As part of the race’s #RunGreen campaign, we are encouraging participants to challenge themselves to take the pledge to Run Green. Continue reading
The hands-on participation of these successful women will help provide work place experiences which show girls that any career is possible. The women join hundreds of participating corporate partners in hosting thousands of young women on May 26 this year.
Now in its 14th year of existence, the campaign is supported by high-profile women whose aim is to empower girls to become strong, independent, entrepreneurial adults.
The development of the Girl Child is part of the 12 thematic areas identified by the United Nations World Conference on Women that took place in Beijing in 1995. The Beijing Platform for Action notes that girls are “often treated as inferior and are socialised to put themselves last, thus undermining their self-esteem”. Continue reading
It’s reported he’s been sacked over his defiance of the ANC leadership on governance issues.
JOHANNESBURG – KwaZulu-Natal Premier Senzo Mchunu has reportedly resigned following a weekend of speculation about his fate.
According to news channel, eNCA, Mchunu was forced to resign over his defiance of the African National Congress’ (ANC) leadership on governance issues.
Reports surfaced over the weekend that Mchunu had been ordered by provincial leadership to hand in his resignation this week.
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More than 1 500 learners from across the city will participate in the City of Cape Town’s biodiversity-related awareness and education programmes during May and June in celebration of International Day for Biological Diversity today, 22 May 2016. The City also calls on residents to help protect our natural heritage. Read more below:
Cape Town’s biodiversity mix includes approximately 3 000 plant species in 19 different vegetation types. The City’s 16 nature reserves conserve important elements of this rich biodiversity.
‘We are excited to be welcoming learners from all communities to our reserves during May and June as we try to nurture a love for conservation through our interactive educational programmes. These have proven to be popular and we hope that our programmes may be the spark for budding nature enthusiasts. Continue reading
This from iol.co.za:
Poor Richard Stirton.
He’s the first ever winner of The Voice SA – a prize which includes R800 000 worth of goodies, and a recording contract with Universal Music SA. But that’s not what people are talking about this morning.
A big question mark hangs over Stirton’s win because of the voting fiasco that put a dampener on this reality singing show finale. The Voice’s online voting system is said to have collapsed, which meant only the votes recorded up until Thursday were used to determine the winner. According to M-Net, it is not yet known why the system collapsed and, as such, they also do not know who viewers were siding with in the final outcome. Perhaps their system couldn’t cope with the large number of votes cast. Nevertheless, who’s to say that Stirton is the true champion?
The Voice host Lungile Radu was forced into an embarrasing concession during the finale last night, telling his audience that the votes cast on Sunday would not count towards the final result. He blamed “intermittent” voting platform issues.
At the press conference following the show, M-Net’’s head of publicity Lani Lombard tried her best to put a positive spin on proceedings.
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