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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.

Website – http://www.backabuddy.co.za/for-aunty-iris-beukes

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

Date: Friday 27 May 2016

Time: 20h30 ~ Tickets: R85

Bookings via info@thecryptjazz.co.za 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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