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
This from timeslive.co.za:
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.
Doing honours in philosophy
Full story here:
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
It has been a day of sprints, duck walks and Jukskei, among others, as more than 1 000 seniors strutted their stuff in what has become a highlight on the annual events calendar to promote healthy living and active ageing. Read more below:
The City of Cape Town’s annual Games for Older Persons took place at the Green Point Athletics Stadium today, 30 March 2016.
As has become custom, more than 4 000 seniors registered to attend the event, which aims to promote healthy living and active ageing. More than 1 300 of them participated in a host of races and games including Jukskei, 25- and 50-metre sprints, duck walks, hula-hooping, boules, and bowl the hole. Continue reading
STATEMENT BY THE CITY’S EXECUTIVE MAYOR, PATRICIA DE LILLE
It has come to my attention that my name is being used in what appears to be a phishing scam.
Thus far, five separate messages have been reported to my office. Each of the e-mails has been sent from the following e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org. The subject line of four of the emails is ‘BRICS Bank funding’.
Please note that this e-mail address does not belong to me.
It would appear that a fake Facebook profile is being used to solicit contact details. Once the e-mail address is received, an e-mail is sent to said address asking whether the recipient would be able to use grant funds worth £450 000 (R9 739 448) from the BRICS bank to ‘explore job opportunities for our citizens’. Once they agree, they are added to a beneficiary list and asked to pay £250 (R5 415) in order to obtain a BRICS non-residential beneficiary form.
This afternoon I met with the South African Police Service (SAPS) to open a case for further investigation.
Members of the public are urged not to respond to e-mails coming from this account. I would also like to make an appeal to residents to forward these e-mails to email@example.com so that we can have record of them and hand them over to the SAPS to assist in their investigation.
The City of Cape Town has completed its upgrade of the Langa Station South public open space at a cost of more than R10,5 million. This project forms part of the City’s commitment to investing in historically under-invested areas. Read more below:
The upgrade of the Langa Station South public space has entailed the construction of new sidewalks and the improvement of existing sidewalks for safe pedestrian movement. The project has just been completed.
The City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Energy, Environmental and Spatial Planning, Councillor Johan van der Merwe, today visited the upgraded site and participated in a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the completion of the project. Continue reading
The City’s new micro-tunnelling machine has a number of features set to speed up the digging of underground tunnels to lay sewer pipes, as part of the R250 million Sanitation Master Plan. Read more below:
The City of Cape Town’s Water and Sanitation Department has taken delivery of a new piece of machinery set to expedite its bulk sewer upgrade programme.
The AVN 800 XC Herrenknecht micro-tunnelling machine was acquired at a cost of just over R10,6 million and comes with technology that enables safe, fast and efficient tunnelling in even the most difficult pipe jacking projects.
The machine has been used in more than 1 000 projects around the world. It is controlled with a laser navigation system that allows for precise positioning, has a built-in crusher that can reduce boulders to smaller pieces, and offers extra safety in less stable geological conditions (which is useful for tunneling operations in the sandy Cape Flats soil). Continue reading