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Johannesburg – The Constitutional Court will hand down judgment in Nkandla matter on Thursday this week.
In a letter by the senior registrar’s clerk of the Constitutional Court, it informs parties that judgment would be handed down at 10:00 on March 31.
The matter relates to security upgrades – paid for the taxpayer – made to Zuma’s home in Nkandla, KwaZulu-Natal.
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City Law Enforcement staff were instrumental in apprehending a gang of armed robbers this morning who had stolen a hefty sum of money from the local Engen garage.
The City of Cape Town’s Law Enforcement staff based in Bonteheuwel had an eventful start to their day when officers chased down a gang of armed robbers. Continue reading
At 13:30 this afternoon Western Cape Government Health Emergency Medical Services was alerted to a motor vehicle accident where a car rolled off the Franschhoek Pass and caught alight. Witnesses on the scene report that the vehicle was travelling in the direction of Villiersdorp and one person was seen trapped inside the burning wreck. Emergency Services including medical, rescue and fire are all on scene. No further details are available at this time.
Behind the Camera: The Unauthorized Story of Mork and Mindy (True Movies, DStv Channel 138, Thursday March 31 at 15h15) follows Robin Williams’ sudden rise to fame and personal turmoil during that time as well as focusing on producer Garry Marshall who created the hit TV show.
Beginning with Williams in his days as a San Francisco street performer, the narrative follows his meteoric rise after the fast-talking Marshall decides to introduce a “Martian” within the Happy Days franchise.
Soon enough, he’s at the centre of his own major hit in Mork and Mindy and neglecting his sweetheart-turned-bride, hanging out in clubs, fooling around and partying with John Belushi.
The film stars Chris Diamantopoulos as Robin Williams; Erinn Hayes as Pam Dawber; Daniel Roebuck as Garry Marshall; David Josefsberg as Henry Winkler and Tyler Labine as John Belushi.
Both established music promoters, both brands giving value to their audience, both always guarantee a great show… Two Cape Town greats – Marmalade Productions and Alistair Izobell Productions coming together to present a top notch show.
Both production companies have produced spectacular shows over the years which include: Divas, Divos and Duets and Music Alla Kaap, both have included major international artists and the best South African music on offer. Between the two companies’ productions – over 100 000 fans have experienced their brand of success.
The date is perfect, just before Freedom Day, what a great way to celebrate!
Rocking the City will feature: The Rockets, PJ Powers, Nur Abrahams, Garth Taylor Edith Plaatjies, Morné Holland and one more surprise…. soon to be announced. The best Cape Town musicians will support this stellar line-up.
The Rockets are one of the most successful R&B/Pop groups and have shared the stage with many international acts including: Usher, Ronan Keating, Will Young, Alicia Keys, Eddy Grant, Luther Vandross, Billy Ocean, The O’Jays and many others. They have also performed at many prestigious events including – The Staying Alive Aids concert at Green Point stadium filmed by MTV and watched by an estimated audience of 2 billion. The Rockets have had a long and successful recording career releasing many top selling albums and are currently working on a new album due for release later this year.
There’s a celebration of British Royalty on ITV Choice (DStv channel 123) this April and May with a slate of exclusive programming in honour of Her Majesty, The Queen’s 90th birthday.
The Royal Season starts on Friday, April 29 at 20h00 with the exclusive African premiere of the documentary When Ant & Dec Met The Prince: 40 Years of the Prince’s Trust and will culminate three weeks later with a two-hour broadcast of the Queen’s 90th birthday pageant on Saturday, May 21.
Many of the shows in the line-up are a first and exclusive broadcast in Africa. The full line-up is as follows:
WHEN ANT & DEC MET THE PRINCE: 40 YEARS OF THE PRINCE’S TRUST
Premieres Friday April 29 at 20h00 Continue reading
CAPE TOWN. – Robin Peterson and Justin Kemp, two names intimately associated with a golden period in the rich history of the Cape Cobras, will leave the franchise at the end of the season. Kemp will retire from first-class cricket at the end of the 2015/2016-season after a splendid career in which he featured in four tests and 85 One Day Internationals for South Africa.
He was a major factor in assisting the Cobras to lift ten trophies in the past eight seasons as belligerent middle-order batsman, dependable and probing medium-pacer and one of the best poachers of a cricket ball ever produced by Western Province and the Cobras. In 58 domestic one-day cup matches, he struck 1246 runs at an average of 31.94, while capturing 38 wickets. He also assembled 1691 four-day runs and captured 83 wickets at an average of 27.45.
As a slip-fielder, his name is mentioned in the same breath as Brian McMillan and Neil Johnson as three of the finest who ever played the game under the Oaks. He was a devastating finisher in one-day cricket. Kemp’s 89-ball unbeaten century against India at PPC Newlands for South Africa in 2006 is still fondly remembered. Continue reading
The City’s Social Development and early Childhood Development Directorate has secured employment for 100 people with disabilities as part of its Vulnerable Groups Programme. The programme is being run across all eight Social Development district offices, including areas such as Atlantis, Mitchells Plain, Athlone, Belhar, Ocean View and Westlake.
Participants completed a workplace skills training programme before starting their three-month contracts which expire at the end of June 2016. They have been placed at local organisations, libraries, clinics, schools and police stations and perform administrative tasks like filing, managing switchboards, assisting with reception duties, monitoring Grade R learners at some schools, weaving cane and restoring cane furniture. Continue reading
The 2016 Fleur du Cap winner of the Rosalie van der Gucht Prize for New Directors, Mdu Kweyana, brings the South African theatre classic Woza Albert to the Baxter’s Golden Arrow Studio from 29 March to 9 April. The production previews on 29 and 30 March and opens on 31 March at 7pm. Schools performances will be on 5, 6 and 7 April at 11am, with a matinee on Saturday 9 April at 2pm.
Woza Albert, which means ‘Rise Albert’, was written by Percy Mtwa, Mbongeni Ngema and Barney Simon in 1981. The play is still regarded as one of the most successful plays to come out of South Africa, winning more than 20 prestigious awards worldwide.
Mdu Kweyama’s version of Woza Albert, brought to stage by arrangement with DALRO (Pty) Limited, was first performed at the Little Theatre last year as part of the Barney Simon tribute by the University of Cape Town.
The two-hander stars Sizwesandile Mnisi and Oarabile Ditsele who play various roles through mime, singing, dance and physical theatre – from a vendor, barber, servant to a manual labourer and soldier. Continue reading