After a devastating miscarriage and multiple failed attempts at falling pregnant with Suffocate’s baby, Puleng visits an inyanga, to determine the cause. The inyanga gives Puleng dire news, but she is determined to find a solution.
She resorts to western medicine and steals some of Suffocate’s nail clippings to get a DNA test done. The DNA results come back with bad news: Suffo and Puleng’s DNA are incompatible and they will not be able to produce a baby. They suffer from a rare condition called ‘Alloimmune Implantation Dysfunction’, where the male partner’s genetic material it too similar to the recipient’s genotype. Continue reading
Ray Wilson, Absa Pride Rider and owner of Biketique, made good on his promise and donated 10 brand new mountain bikes. The DMA riders also received cycling kit and accessories while Adidas South Africa, in aiming to empower young runners, handed over 35 pairs of running shoes from their road and trail running series, towards the DMA’s newly formed running club.
Today’s handover follows a similar initiative in April, when Absa Pride Riders committed to mentoring several DMA riders, in line with the bank’s ReadytoWork initiative. ReadytoWork is Barclays Africa’s pan-African initiative aimed at helping young people build the skills they need to make the critical transition from education into the world of work. Continue reading
Junior Springbok coach Dawie Theron on Monday named a strong team to face Japan in their opening match at the World Rugby Under-20 Championship at the Academy Stadium in Manchester, England, on Tuesday.
Captain and centre Jeremy Ward will partner with JT Jackson in the midfield. Jackson is one of two survivors of the 2015 edition of the tournament in Italy.
The loose trio that featured in all three of the team’s warm-up matches in South Africa, flankers Zain Davids and Ernst van Rhyn and No8 Junior Pokomela, has been retained for the match, while flyhalf Manie Libbok and Southern Kings Vodacom Super Rugby scrumhalf James Hall will form an exciting halfback combination. Continue reading
Four schools across the city have benefitted from a pilot project initiated by the City’s Social Development and Early Childhood Development Directorate in partnership with NICRO. The project is aimed at preventing anti-social behaviour, bullying and victimisation. Read more below.
The City of Cape Town has partnered with the National Institute for Crime Prevention and the Rehabilitation of Offenders (NICRO) to start a Safety Ambassadors Programme – an intervention aimed at reducing crime at schools. As part of the City’s grant-in-aid initiative, NICRO received R230 490 to implement youth awareness programmes across the city. Continue reading
The City of Cape Town’s Traffic Service closed the net on 199 warrant evaders in the last week. Operation Reclaim roadblocks were held in various parts of the city in the hunt for motorists with outstanding warrants of arrest for not paying their traffic fines.
‘I’ve said it time and again: we are putting more resources into tracking down the “scofflaws” who think they can break the rules and simply get away with it. We are intensifying our efforts and I would therefore advise motorists with outstanding fines to settle their debt or they could be in for a nasty surprise,’ said the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Safety and Security, Alderman JP Smith. Continue reading
SPEECH BY THE CITY’S EXECUTIVE MAYOR, PATRICIA DE LILLE
Note to editors: the following speech will be delivered by City of Cape Town Executive Mayor, Patricia de Lille, at the official handover ceremony of 45 title deeds for the residents of Steurhof that will be held at the South Peninsula High School at 19:00 tonight.
Good evening, goeie naand, molweni, as-salaam alaikum, shalom.
I am here tonight to deliver on a promise that I made to all of you a few years ago. On 19 December 2012 I handed over letters of commitment for the transfer of Council rental units in Steurhof, Diep River. Continue reading
Junior Springbok vice-captain Junior Pokomela on Sunday said his team was ready to make their mark at the World Rugby Under-20 Championship in Manchester, England, as they prepare to take on Japan in their opening match on Tuesday.
The team had two hard training sessions in the warm sunny weather in Manchester on Sunday and a recovery session in the swimming pool, and will conclude their preparations for the match on Monday at the Academy Stadium with their captains run.
“We have had two days to recover from the journey to Manchester, and a few training sessions to get back into the swing of things and regain our focus,” said Pokomela. “Today’s training sessions were of a very high intensity and it is clear that the players are focused and ready to make their presence felt. Continue reading
Springbok looseforward Teboho ‘Oupa’ Mohoje was on Sunday named captain of the South African ‘A’ team by coach Johan Ackermann as the squad assembled in Bloemfontein for a two-match series against a strong England Saxons team.
He will be assisted by his Toyota Cheetahs team-mate, Francois Venter, while the squad was bolstered by the addition of two forward replacements from the Blue Bulls.
Springbok backrower Arno Botha returns to national colours after two seasons plagued by injury while he is joined by emerging lock star, Jason Jenkins, who joins his 2015 Junior Springbok locking team-mate, RG Snyman, in the ‘A’ squad.
Ackermann said: “Oupa has natural leadership ability and is one of the few players in the squad who knows what it means to be a national player. I’m looking forward to working with him and Francois over the next fortnight as we bring together a young and exciting squad.” Continue reading
The City of Cape Town has commenced with a public participation process for the naming of five unnamed suburbs in Delft. Residents and interested parties are invited to make proposals that will commemorate the people and events that are inherent to Delft. Read more below:
Delft was established in 1989 on a farm situated next to the Cape Town International Airport. Even though some of the suburbs in Delft are named after Dutch towns such as The Hague, Roosendal, Eindhoven, Voorbrug and Leiden, up to nine precincts are still only known by a number to this day.
‘It is 27 years down the line since Delft was established and high time that we embark on a process to name the precincts of greater Delft. According to the 2011 Census, nearly 18 600 households or 64 500 people live in Delft and, given Cape Town’s population growth, we can safely assume that Delft is home to even more people today. To these residents their precincts are much more than a number – it is the place they call home, where they work, play, socialise, celebrate and have their roots. Names can have a powerful emotional effect and this naming process is part of our efforts to bring dignity to the people residing in these precincts, and to build an inclusive space where all of us feel at home,’ said the Chairperson of the City’s Naming Committee, Councillor Brett Herron. Continue reading