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This year’s Suidoosterfees promises something for everyone in a cultural explosion of drama, comedy, cabaret and dance. The City of Cape Town is a proud supporter of the 13th annual Suidoosterfees which takes place from 27 April to 2 May 2016 in several venues across the city. Read more below:

Drama, comedy, cabaret, dance and lots of free entertainment are on the programme for this year’s Suidoosterfees.

‘The festival offers an extensive variety of productions to suit everyone. The theme this year is “District 6!” and it reflects and celebrates the people, the unity and colour of this community. It also highlights the rich diversity of our arts and culture and promises to be food for the soul. The City is a proud supporter of this inclusive event,’ said the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Tourism, Events and Economic Development, Councillor Garreth Bloor.

Productions will be presented at the Artscape Theatre, the Fugard Theatre and the District Six Museum Homecoming Centre. Continue reading

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Fullback Warrick Rhode goes on the attack for defending Gold Cup champions Durbanville-Bellville during their Western Province Super League opener against Brackenfell. Photo: Petri Oeschger/Gallo Images.

Fullback Warrick Rhode goes on the attack for defending Gold Cup champions Durbanville-Bellville during their Western Province Super League opener against Brackenfell. Photo: Petri Oeschger/Gallo Images.

South Africa’s champion non-university club, Durbanville-Bellville, kicked off their Gold Cup title defence season in style on Saturday when they beat Brackenfell 39-13 in the opening match of the Western Province Super League.

Durbell, who capped a fairytale campaign to dethrone 2014 champions Rustenburg Impala 31-30 in last year’s national final – then known as the Community Cup – are guaranteed of their place in the inaugural Gold Cup, which kicks off in 150 days’ time with a televised opening match on 10 September.

Tries from Tiaan Radyn, Etienne Swarts (2), Stuart Austin, Conway Pretorius and Janco Gunter provided new head coach Bobby Joubert with the perfect start as the side from Cape Town’s northern suburbs enter a period of rebuilding following the retirement of a number of stalwart players as well as head coach Jan Loubser. Continue reading

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There are four changes to the DHL Stormers starting line-up to face the Emirates Lions in their Vodacom Super Rugby clash at Emirates Airlines Park on Saturday.

The DHL Stormers travel to Johannesburg in search of their third consecutive away win of this Vodacom Super Rugby season, following victories in Bloemfontein and Buenos Aires, and their sixth victory from their seventh game overall.

Two of the changes are rotational, with loosehead prop JC Janse van Rensburg trading places with Oli Kebble who starts on the replacements bench, whilst in the loose trio Nizaam Carr comes back into the starting line-up at openside flank and Siya Kolisi is named amongst the replacements this week.

Scrumhalf Nic Groom returns from a minor knee injury which kept him out of action against the Sunwolves, and hooker Bongi Mbonambi gets another chance to start as Scarra Ntubeni has been ruled out with a hamstring niggle. Continue reading

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The City of Cape Town’s Observatory Library boasts 110 years of service to residents, a war memorial and heritage status. This week the library celebrated its 110-year milestone with a special event for patrons who have been members for more than two decades. Read more below:

After 110 years of serving the community around it, the City’s Observatory Library is still a beacon for residents seeking relaxation, knowledge, information, social interaction and a safe space.

‘Our libraries culturally enrich the communities in which they are located and the Observatory Library celebrates 110 years of being a focal point in the area. It has become a safe and free space for young and old,’ said the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Community Services and Special Projects, Alderman Belinda Walker. Continue reading

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This Saturday sees the Premier Interschool’s showcase the second of its 12 derby matches for the season.

Paul Roos make the short trip to neighbours Paarl for one of their biggest and toughest clashes of their local season.

Both teams are coming of victories in their previous games. The home team got a good win against highly rated Boland Landbou and will take confidence into Saturday’s clash. Paul Roos in turn also had a very good win against Grey High of Port Elizabeth and will look to maintain their good form.

Both teams suffered one loss during the season so far. Paarl Gim lost to Garsfontein in their North vs South derby and Paul Roos lost to Affies at St Johns festival over the Easter weekend. Paul Roos looks extremely dangerous in the backs while their forwards are solid. Paarl Gim as always have a big pack of forwards that likes to dominate their opponents and silky backs who can run a team ragged. With this said this weekend’s game wil again be a cracker affair between two very proud rugby schools. Continue reading

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If you hadn’t heard by now, 5FM is heading to Polokwane next month for the first ever Small Town Live Loud weekend! The station will be taking over the city for four days, 29 April – 2 May, with various activities including live broadcasts, parties, a concert and Youngblood5 CSi initiatives.

The weekend promises more than 96 hours of live broadcasts and non-stop parties and entertainment which involves all the stations’ on air presenters.

The entire station will be setting up home in Polokwane with 30 live broadcasts with all 5FM shows (from 5am to 1am), lot parties featuring 5FM DJs and a live concert, Live Loud Music Fest, with acts that include Cassper Nyovest, Mi Casa,Riky Rick, Jeremy Loops,  the 5FM DJs and more.  Continue reading

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This from sport24.co.za:

Cape Town – There is no rule stating that the next Springbok captain be based in South Africa.

That was the word coming out of SA Rugby on Wednesday following a media report over the weekend that overseas-based players would not be considered for the captaincy.

Allister Coetzee was unveiled as the new Springbok coach in Johannesburg on Tuesday, and immediately attention turned to who he would be picking as Jean de Villiers’ successor.

READ: WHO SHOULD BE THE NEW BOK CAPTAIN?

A report over the weekend suggested that the new Bok captain must be based in South Africa, but SA Rugby confirmed to Sport24 on Wednesday that there was no such rule.

“There has never been such a rule,” an SA Rugby representative said.

Full story here:

http://www.sport24.co.za/Rugby/Springboks/bok-captain-can-be-based-overseas-20160413

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