Ennis-Hill, who will find out next month if she has won the 2016 Laureus World Comeback of the Year Award, has not yet announced what her plans are beyond the Rio de Janeiro Olympics.
But, in an interview with Laureus.com, she said: “It’s going to be a decision to make, whether I retire after Rio or whether I decide to do one more year and go to the World Championships [in London] and retire after that. But I definitely won’t be going on any longer than 2017. It would be quite a buzz to compete there.” Continue reading
Cape Town’s fastest growing radio station, Smile 90.4FM, had a double celebration for their 3rd birthday, firstly reaching a new milestone with an audience of 100 000 listeners and by giving 52 lucky listeners the chance of winning BIG in their ‘IT’S YOUR BIRTHDAY’ competition.
The competition that ran from 7 – 24 March, got listeners calling in daily from 6am – 6pm when they heard their ‘birthday month’ called out. Those who got through first, won the chance to double their R 1000 cash prize as well as an invite to the Smile 90.4FM birthday breakfast, where they could win a brand new VW UP, worth R150 000 from McCarthy Volkswagen, Parow. Continue reading
Nicole Mason, lecturer at The Design School of Southern Africa (DSSA), a division of the Independent Institute Education (The IIE), which is internationally accredited with the BAC, offers insight into what it takes to be a designer, what a career in design entails and how young designers and students can break through mediocrity to become leaders and influencers in this demanding yet rewarding field.
Before embarking on a career in design, Mason states that it is vital for students to consider whether they have what it takes to succeed. “In design, creativity is far more important than artistry. That means that students must be able to find the intersection between what is innovative, beautiful and original and what is functional and practical,” she says. “People who can manage this balancing act are more suited to design than those who can only solve problems in the tried and tested way or those that are too caught up in being so different that they fail to fulfil the requirements of the brief.” Continue reading
In medicine, they call it the ‘critical hour’, in criminal investigations they call it the first 48 hours. Ask any detective and they will tell you that if they don’t have a lead, a suspect or an arrest within 48 hours, their chances of solving the case are cut in half. In a visual style that feels more like a TV drama than a documentary, The First 48 follows homicide detectives during these initial critical hours as they race against time to solve their cases. Each hour-long programme follows various detectives from a few select homicide teams as they track breaking cases each with a running clock that builds pace as the 48 hours inexorably expires. Continue reading
Former Southern Kings wing Siviwe Soyizwapi will make his Springbok Sevens debut next weekend as the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series moves to the Far East for tournaments in Hong Kong (8-10 April) and Singapore (16-17 April).
The inclusion of the 24 year-old, who attended Dale College in King William’s Town, is one of four changes to the side that contested the Cup final at the Canada Sevens in Vancouver earlier this month. The other changes see the inclusion of Ryan Kankowski, Philip Snyman and Stephan Dippenaar.
Kankowski was a late withdrawal from Vancouver (ankle strain) and takes over from Chris Dry, while Snyman replaces Dylan Sage and Soyizwapi comes in for Bryan Habana, who has returned to his club duties for Toulon in France.
Snyman missed the North American leg of the series due to injury, while Dippenaar receives an opportunity to boost his Rio 2016 chances having last played in the London Sevens at the back end of the 2015/16 series. He replaces Rosko Specman, who is rested, along with Dry. Continue reading
Four top South African referees, Stuart Berry, Craig Joubert, Jaco Peyper and Marius van der Westhuizen, were on Wednesday named on World Rugby’s match-official panel for the June Internationals.
The referees for the Springboks’ three Test matches against Ireland in the Castle Lager Incoming Tour in June were also named. They are Mathieu Raynal of France, Angus Gardner of Australia and New Zealand’s Glen Jackson.
Raynal has been tasked with officiating the first of the three Tests between the Springboks and Ireland, in Cape Town on 11 June, with Gardner and England’s Matthew Carley named as his assistants. Continue reading
Burn The Floor, the show that revolutionised the image of dance, returns to South Africa, its “home away from home”, for the fourth time: performing in the Opera Theatre of The South African State Theatre in Pretoria from April 27th to May 15th; the Baxter Theatre at the Baxter Theatre Centre in Cape Town from May 19th to June 5th; and the iZulu Theatre at the Sibaya Casino in Durban from June 8th to 19th.
The original concept of Burn The Floor grew from an electric display of ballroom and Latin dancing at Sir Elton John’s 50th birthday party in London, March 1997. There, producer Harley Medcalf discovered the ballroom dance world and its charismatic people, with their deep intensity, commitment, discipline, burning passion and total love of the ballroom art form.
Initially, Harley’s idea of a new theatrical ballroom production sent shock waves through the ballroom dancing establishment. For decades, ballroom competitions had been performed behind closed doors, as a pastime for the privileged. And well before reality television embraced it with such shows as Dancing with The Stars and Strictly Come Dancing. Continue reading
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EFF leader Julius Malema said he wanted to be an inspiration to others by graduating.
“I graduated with the sole intention of wanting to inspire many other people,” Malema said after the graduation ceremony. “We all know that revolutionaries have a responsibility to lead by example through accumulating knowledge.”
Malema donned his gown and walked on to the Unisa stage on Wednesday to receive his Bachelor of Arts degree.
It was a night of joy for Malema and his supporters. As he walked into the ZK Mathews Hall, those inside cheered and ululated as he took his seat.
As he made his way to the stage to receive his degree, the hall erupted with screams. His family danced in the front row.
With fist high in the air, Malema walked off. People shook his hand as he returned to his seat.
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Cutting edge dance, performance and visual art will be presented over four Sessions that will take place in the Cape Town city centre, UCT’s Hiddingh campus, Delft and Khayelitsha. The ITC Sessions bring engaged work into the public sphere, infecting the city with their own exploratory and exuberant energy.
Session 1 – 29 & 30 March – Company’s Garden from 5pm (programme repeats both days)
Session 2 – 12 & 13 April – St Georges Mall from 11am (programme repeats both days)
Session 3 (Kasi-2-Kasi) – 23 April – Delft Spar, Main Road Delft South from 1pm (programme repeats in Session 4)
Session 4 – 30 April (Kasi-2-Kasi) – Khayelitsha Mall cnr Steve Biko Drive & Walter Sisulu Road from 1pm (Session 3 programme repeats)
In Session 1, the Company’s Garden will flash to life with a range of powerful and thought-provoking work that includes: Continue reading