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Rory Steyn, former chief bodyguard to Nelson Mandela, believes betting syndicates were behind the poisoning of the All Blacks before the 1995 World Cup final.
The Springboks claimed a historic victory over the All Blacks in a thrilling final at Ellis Park, but Steyn told the New Zealand Herald that he believed players had been poisoned by betting syndicates.
‘On the Thursday [22 June] before the final, which was on Saturday [24 June], they were poisoned. About two-thirds of the squad got very sick, properly sick,’ he said. ‘I believe it was the water that was got at, because the food that was served at lunch time … was chicken burgers and hamburgers. I don’t think it was the food, I think it was the coffee and the tea, and possibly even the drinking water.’
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As inshore shark season has come to a close, beachgoers are reminded of the revised schedule for the deployment of Shark Spotters at beaches during winter. During this period, the exclusion net and the boat used for the deployment will also undergo the necessary maintenance in preparation for September. During the 2015/2016 summer season, the exclusion net was deployed 101 times. Furthermore, there were 92 shark sightings across all eight beaches in False Bay, with the highest numbers being at Muizenberg and Fish Hoek, respectively.
Overall, there were 92 shark sightings across all eight False Bay beaches during the 2015/2016 summer season, which is lower when compared with previous years. There were 142 shark sightings during the 2014/2015 summer.
The presence of white sharks in False Bay fluctuates annually and this is most likely due to the dynamic nature of the natural environment, such as the changing average water temperatures and changing prey resources.
Muizenberg and Fish Hoek had the highest number of shark sightings, with 33 and 24 respectively, which is consistent with previous years. Continue reading
The Cell C Take a Girl Child to Work Day® campaign will take place around the country on Thursday, 26 May. The campaign this year has appointed three of the country’s foremost leaders in business and media – Basetsana Kumalo, Dolly Mokgatle and Leanne Manas – as ambassadors and mentors.
Cell C Take a Girl Child to Work Day® (TAGCTWD) is targeted at Grade 10 to 12 South African girl learners and gives them the opportunity to visit a place of work and to experience the various career opportunities available to them. Thousands of young people will take part this year with hundreds of companies around the country opening their doors to them. Continue reading
Delicious characters bring magic, music and silliness in this soiree of dysfunctional delight. Comedy magician and actor Charles Tertiens, of Karl Ahari and cabaret hit show Madame Zingara fame, has teamed up with Ghia Koch-Human, songstress and cabaret character wiz, for this new show of surprises, thrills and laughter.
Meet Tertiens’ AlDente The Great, the grandest, flashiest magician in town, a vaudevillian cad whose magic never quite goes his way; and Ghia’s tormented Gigi La Chanteuse, the never-dying cabaret diva and her quirkily deceased stage hand.
Leave your troubles at the door as Charles enchants with his comedy wonders, Gigi, attempts through mime and song to revive her dead skeletal partner, and the incredible maestro, AlDente The Great, endeavors to blow you away without his magician’s assistant stealing the show.