BERLIN, March 23, 2016 – Berlin will be the focus of the sporting world when it stages the 2016 Laureus World Sports Awards Ceremony onMonday, April 18.
Laureus World Sports Academy Members, including legendary Olympians such as Nadia Comaneci, Cathy Freeman, Edwin Moses, Steve Redgrave and Mark Spitz, football World Cup winners Cafu, Alessandro Del Piero, Marcel Desailly and Carles Puyol, boxing’s Marvelous Marvin Hagler, tennis greats Boris Becker and Martina Navratilova, and winter sports stars Franz Klammer, Alberto Tomba and Katarina Witt are among the early names to confirm that they will be attending.
The Laureus World Sports Awards is the premier honours event on the international sporting calendar. The winners, as voted by the Laureus World Sports Academy, the ultimate sports jury, made up of more than 50 of the greatest sportsmen and sportswomen of all time, will be unveiled at the globally televised Awards Ceremony staged at the Messe Berlin Palais am Funkturm.
Among the Laureus Academy Members confirmed to be present in Berlin are: Continue reading
RZA winner of SAFTA 2016 Award for Best Television Talk Show.
The Republiek van Zoid Afrika Volume 3 CD and DVD are now available in stores nationwide. The CD can also be downloaded from iTunes from Thursday 24 March.
Every episode of Republiek van Zoid Afrika (kykNET) ends with a performance by Zoid, together with her musical guest. Viewers can download the song from iTunes immediately. The current season (3) has already reached 5 no 1 positions on iTunes, following the 10 no 1 positions for RZA Season 2. Both CD`s (1 and 2) have reached gold status in sales and RZA Vol 2 has been on the SA Top 10 iTunes album list since September 2015. Musical guests with who Zoid has collaborated in the series so far include among others Claire Johnston, Vicky Sampson, Emo Adams, Carika Keuzenkamp, Leslie Javan, Koos Kombuis and Juanita du Plessis. All of these tracks are featured on the Volume 3 CD and DVD. Continue reading
Variety adds spice to Jackson Hall’s entertainment line up in April 2016, with something to suit all music tastes. Faze4, an established band known for its broad repertoire, will be on stage at Jackson Hall spreading their energy every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday night from 21h00 onwards. There is no cost to enjoy their shows.
The band’s repertoire includes a diverse mix of music genres including traditional jazz, Cape jazz, R&B, pop, kwaito, reggae, mbathanga and popular dance music. The band has been performing since 2006 at well known venues, amongst which have included Club West End, The G Spot, The River Club and Dizzy’s in Camps Bay. The band has also toured extensively to Malaysia, the United Arab Emirates, Botswana and Namibia. One of the highlights of the band’s career was performing at the 80th birthday party of The Archbishop Desmond Tutu.
Faze4 has performed at Jackson Hall before with positive feedback from audiences. GrandWest looks forward to welcoming the band back in April 2016.
STATEMENT BY THE CITY’S EXECUTIVE MAYOR, PATRICIA DE LILLE
On behalf of the City of Cape Town, I would like to wish the more than 27 000 runners taking part in the world’s most scenic race, the Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon, good luck.
To the many runners who will debut this wonderful event and to the thousands who take part each year, I send my best wishes to you all.
We often see how sporting activities are a great unifier, bringing people from all walks of life and all corners of the world together.
This event is one which truly demonstrates how we are all building an inclusive city.
The Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon has for many years been uniting people in their love for running.
We have seen this event grow over time, not only in numbers but in its diversity.
It is heartening that the theme of this year’s marathon is ‘Run as One’.
May we all be mindful of what that means, and how we can build on this in our daily lives.
In as much as we are all different, there are many things, like running, which unite us.
To all the runners, may you have a good race and may our beautiful views keep you going as you push towards the finish line.
Earlier this week Viber announced the first Public Chats launched in South Africa and the African continent; Brands, celebrities and public figures from Africa are invited to join Viber’s social channel, Public Chats, to experience live conversations.
Selected partners in Africa, at Pan-African level and in key markets such as South Africa, Kenya, Nigeria, Ghana, Senegal, Ivory Coast and Egypt, have joined Public Chats for this regional launch in a bid to be the first players to offer local conversations on Viber. African users can now start to follow them from the Viber Public Chats explore page. Continue reading
STATEMENT BY THE CITY’S MAYORAL COMMITTEE MEMBER: TRANSPORT FOR CAPE TOWN, COUNCILLOR BRETT HERRON
The Western Cape High Court late yesterday afternoon, 23 March 2016, granted the City of Cape Town an urgent interdict against violent protesters, among them the Govan Mbeki branch of the South African National Civics Organisation and members of their executive, preventing them from disrupting the MyCiTi service or conducting any protest action at the MyCiTi stations along the T04 trunk route.
The City applied for and was granted an urgent interdict following a week of violent protests at MyCiTi stations along the T04 route in Dunoon and Joe Slovo during which MyCiTi infrastructure was damaged and services disrupted. Further threats of attacks, and the intimidation of City personnel and contractors, and commuters wanting to make use of the service, prompted the City to apply for relief from the court. Continue reading
DHL Stormers Head Coach Robbie Fleck has made three changes and a positional switch to the forward pack that started the 31-11 victory against the Brumbies last week, while there is one injury-enforced change to the backline.
In the front row hooker Scarra Ntubeni makes his first start of the season, with Bongi Mbonambi moving to the replacements bench.
Lock JD Schickerling will make his DHL Stormers starting debut in place of Pieter-Steph du Toit who is being rested and did not travel to Argentina, with Jan de Klerk in line to earn his second DHL Stormers cap from the bench.
Flank Sikhumbuzo Notshe comes back into the starting line-up, with the experienced Schalk Burger set to make an impact from the replacements bench and Nizaam Carr shifting back to No.8
In the backline Leolin Zas gets another opportunity to start after Dillyn Leyds suffered a knee injury in training on Tuesday which ruled him out of the trip to Argentina, which means that Huw Jones comes back into the match-day squad. Continue reading
It was one of the most successful American sitcoms of the late 1970s and 1980s and made Gary Coleman and the often repeated line “What you talkin’ about, Willis?” famous with television viewers around the world.
Diff’rent Strokes’ focused on two black kids from Harlem, Arnold Jackson and older brother Willis, who are welcomed into the family of wealthy New York businessman Philip Drummond and his daughter when their mother, his housekeeper, passes away.
Its three young stars – Coleman, Todd Bridges and Dana Plato – soon became wealthy but the real cost of their childhood fame is revealed in Behind the Camera: The Unauthorized Story of Diff’rent Strokes which airs on True Movies (DStv Channel 138) on Tuesday, March 29, at 20h45.
And it isn’t a cute, pretty or funny story as both Coleman and Bridges reveal in the film, giving their sides of the story. Continue reading
The best women rugby players at Under-18 and Under-16 levels will do battle in Kimberley and Welkom respectively at the annual National Girls Weeks during the mid-year school break, SA Rugby announced on Tuesday.
The National Girls Under-18 Week will be hosted at the Northern Cape High School in Kimberley from4 to 8 July, and the National Girls Under-16 Week at HT Pelatona Projects Stadium in Welkom from 27 June to 1 July.
The teams will play on Monday, Wednesday and Friday respectively, while Tuesday and Thursdayhave been classified as rest days. Continue reading
The City of Cape Town’s Vice Squad and Liquor Enforcement Units had numerous successes in the last week during a series of autonomous and joint operations focusing on prostitution and illegal liquor sales.
On Wednesday 16 March 2016, the Vice Squad conducted a joint operation with the Hawks on a suspected brothel in the Cape Town central business district. They arrested four women for prostitution. While searching the premises, a client who was in one of the rooms on the second floor tried to escape by jumping through the window. The man smashed the window frame and fractured his leg upon landing on the ground. He was transported to Groote Schuur hospital for treatment.
‘Fortunately for this man, pain and embarrassment are the worst of his woes as current legislation doesn’t provide for a client using the services of a prostitute to be charged unless they are caught in the act. Had he known that, I imagine he would not have turned stuntman,’ said the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Safety and Security, Alderman JP Smith. Continue reading