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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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Venue: The Crypt Jazz Restaurant, 1 Wale Street Cape Town.

Date: Friday 27 May 2016

Time: 20h30 ~ Tickets: R85

Bookings via or 079 683 4658

Hot on the heels of their HIFA 2016 performance, CODA Africa will be taking it down a notch to revisit their more soulful and ambient repertoire for an intimate evening at The Crypt Jazz Restaurant. Fronted by powerful vocalist Zami Mdingi, CODA Africa combines electric strings (violin and cello) with saxophone and DJ. Their signature ensemble traverses different genres from Classically-inspired ballads to Electro-Swing, Dub Step, Reggae and Hip Hop. Countries the world over have enjoyed their dynamic and varied performances. Their latest album ‘Disclosure’ was nominated for 2 All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) for ‘Most Promising Artiste in Africa 2014’, and ‘Best African-Electro Act 2014’ alongside Goldfish and Mi Casa.

Eclectic in all the right ways.” Sawubona Magazine. Continue reading

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On Saturday 21st May 2016 the mighty Grey College from Bloemfontein take on Paarl Boys’ High in Paarl in what is expected to be the highlight of the schoolboy rugby season.

The two schools are rated as the two top sides in the country at the moment and this match is anticipated as the true clash of the titans! Grey College will be eager to re-establish themselves as the top dog in school’s rugby after their previous season when they were plagued by injuries. They currently have injury problems but the replacement players stepped up well and in doesn’t look like the team is any weaker because of it. Paarl Boys on the other hand has set the benchmark since 2015 and has been unbeaten in 30 straight games.

The two teams play a totally different style of rugby. Grey College likes to play at a high pace and thrive on turnover ball and counter attacks. While the Paarl team is more renowned for their solid defence and structured play where they wear a team down and then attack wide with their speedy backs. Continue reading

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The top 26 participants in the City’s #YouthStartCT Entrepreneurship Challenge will now vie for a top-three spot and a share in prizes totalling R100 000. Read more below:

The City of Cape Town’s #YouthStartCT Entrepreneurship Challenge is heating up as the final 26 participants put their best foot forward for top honours.

The top 26 young entrepreneurs were announced yesterday afternoon, 16 May 2016, from an original group of 100 who have been undergoing skills and business development training facilitated by the SEED Academy. The Academy and sponsor, Altech, are partnering with the City in the initiative. Continue reading

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The below speech was given by UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie Pitt yesterday at the BBC Radio Theatre in central London as part of BBC News World on the Move, a day of special coverage examining how the movement of people is changing the world we live in (more information here: It was broadcast live on BBC News Channel, BBC Radio 4, BBC World Service and BBC World News.

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Let’s face it, your face is a canvas for makeup application and a primer simply helps prep your canvas so that your makeup applies more smoothly and lasts much longer.

There’s literally a ton of different primers out there and they are all meant to smooth out the surface of your skin and fill in the pores, lines, cracks and wrinkles – which creates a smoother surface for makeup application. Primers also create a barrier which keeps the skin’s natural oils (sebum) from breaking down your foundation.

No need to stress though, although the primer creates a barrier, it is a breathable barrier where the air can still get through and your skin will not suffocate when you use a primer. However, it still keeps your skin separate from your makeup as well as prevents your foundation from oxidizing (when your foundation turns a few shades darker once applied to your face as it mixes with your sebum). Just remember, as long as you remove your makeup every night and cleans thoroughly, the primer will not clog your pores or cause breakouts.

Keen on using a primer? These are some of the benefits… Continue reading

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