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Junior Springbok coach Dawie Theron on Tuesday said his team was making solid progress in terms of their game plan and mental toughness as their preparations continue for the World Rugby Under-20 Championship in Manchester, England, from 7 June to 25 June.

The Junior Springbok training squad faced the Western Province Academy on Tuesday, in their second contact session since assembling in camp in Stellenbosch earlier this month, and Theron was satisfied with the performance at the end of the hit-out.

The SA U20 training squad produced a solid display in which they scored 14 tries and denied the Western Province Academy from scoring one in the contact session, which was made up of four 20-minute chukkas. Continue reading

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Tthe following speech was delivered by City of Cape Town Executive Mayor, Patricia de Lille, at the full sitting of Council today, 28 April 2016.

I would like to observe a moment’s silence for former Member of Parliament, Dene Smuts, who passed away last week, seven-year-old Tyler Jansen from Ravensmead, and former Pan Africanist Congress president, Clarence Makwetu. Continue reading

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The Cape Town Flower Show takes place from Thursday 27th–Sunday 30th October 2016 at The Castle of Good Hope, in the centre of Cape Town with Table Mountain as its backdrop.

This annual lifestyle show brings together gardens and gardening, planting trends and designs for living outdoors; unites notions of beauty, sanctuary and sustainability; and celebrates local food, culture and community. The show taps into a gardening culture that’s young, vibrant and identifies with a universal awareness for the need to care for the environment.

The show’s main features include:

  • Show Gardens – As visitors enter the Castle forecourt, they will see 20 show gardens designed by the country’s top landscape architects and designers.
  • Floristry – Visitors can attend workshops and demos in the Floral Theatre at the Bakhuys at the Castle and see the first-ever MasterFlorist™ competition take place, in which contestants will be challenged to create different floral arrangements on each themed day of the show. These will then be judged to allow for daily eliminations, culminating in an overall MasterFlorist winner on Sunday.
  • Flowers in Art

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13106490_10153556584516938_1751667100_oSo winter is upon us and we have all sorts of transitioning occurring. We have people getting into relationships they’ll regret come summer [because “cuddle” (???!!!!)], we have party animals going into hibernation because that’s what some animals do during winter…

We have some people becoming morbidly depressed and we have others throwing their health and fitness goals out the window. Yup, that’s what South Africans tend to do… Come winter they no longer aspire for the same things they aspired to a mere couple of weeks ago. As if the temperature plays such a role in your life that you would really let it dictate to you what you want for yourself. As if the abundance of sunshine or the lack there of would alter your very perception on life? Continue reading

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Weekdays at 7PM on e.tv and eHD on OpenView HD (Channel 104) and DStv (Channel 194)

After viewing almost 5000 online entries for the role of Nomalanga, Rhythm City invited 12 hopefuls for call-backs at their studios in Johannesburg. At a special breakfast on Tuesday, 26 April they announced that Nomalanga Shozi will be the newest cast member to join the award winning soapie.

Nomalanga is a 22-year-old Radio DJ, PR graduate and aspiring actress from Durban. She grew up in Port Shepstone, admiring the actors on Rhythm City, and always hoped that she will get the opportunity to be on TV one day. Nomalanga will play the role of Nomalanga, Zolani’s fiancé and the daughter of a mining magnate and struggle veteran. She starts filming early May, and her first broadcast will be on Wednesday, 13 July. Continue reading

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The positive upward trend of the Cape Town economy amid the uncertainty and volatility that prevails in the national economy is reason to be optimistic. Read more below:

According to the Economic Performance Indicators for Cape Town (EPIC) report for the fourth quarter of 2015, there are a number of reasons to be upbeat about the local economy.

The following are some of the highlights for the city: Continue reading

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The City co-funded campaign to sterilise nearly 1 500 cats and dogs in Atlantis is heading for the home stretch in record time. Read more below:

A mass animal sterilisation campaign being run in two Atlantis suburbs on behalf of the City of Cape Town is heading into its final stages, thanks to overwhelming community support.

The City’s Health Department initiated the first sterilisation project in 2013, providing grant-in-aid funding to the Cape of Good Hope SPCA and members of the Cape Animal Welfare Forum to sterilise dogs and cats in identified areas. To date, City Health has provided funding of more than R1,5 million for projects in Dunoon, Brown’s Farm, Khayelitsha and Wesbank to have 4 580 pets sterilised. Continue reading

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Wed 4 May – May the Fourth be with you – International Star Wars Day. Star Wars ( with Justin Gomes)

Venue: Café Roux, The Farm Village, Noordhoek.

Address: 270 Chapman`s Peak Drive.

Tickets: R100.00

Time: Dinner from 19h00. Show from 20h30.

Bookings: go to www.caferouxsessions.co.za or book at www.webtickets.co.za

Contact for enquiries: info@caferoux.co.za / 021 789 2538

Proudly sponsored by: The Wolftrap Wine.

Justin Gomes is founder & Creative Director at Fox P2, one of SA’s most creatively awarded advertising agencies. He is also a massive Star Wars fan!To celebrate International Star Wars Day, he’ll be taking us through the talk he opened Design Indaba with in 2012 – “Why Wookies Don’t Wear Pants”, chatting abut George Lucas’s creative process and how he changed Hollywood forever.

Thursday 5 May – Mathew Gold.

Venue: Café Roux, The Farm Village, Noordhoek.

Address: 270 Chapman`s Peak Drive.

Tickets: R100.00

Time: Dinner from 19h00. Show from 20h30. Continue reading

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The seventh season of SA’s Got Talent welcomes its new host, Mongezi ‘Mo’ Mahlangu. Mo is known for his eccentric comedy and lovable persona. He will bring an exciting element to the country’s most watched talent search show.

Mo is ecstatic for his new venture on SA’s Got Talent. ‘It’s a dream come true. SA’s Got Talent  is an internationally renowned show and it’s only an honour to carry the show with loads of humour, fun and energy. I am extremely excited to be working with the SA’s Got Talent judges and most importantly, all the amazing talent that we will see. It will be so interesting as our country is full of new age acts that can do nearly anything. I’m really looking forward to it.’ says Mo on his new role of being the host of SA’s Got Talent.

‘Mo is no stranger to television audiences in South Africa and we are excited to see what he will bring to the new season of SA’s Got Talent. He is the perfect host to keep the contestant’s nerves calm before they hit the stage to impress the judges as well as providing viewers with an entertaining presentation of the show.’ says Marlon Davids, acting MD: e.tv Channels Division.  Continue reading

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Our make up blogger went to check out the latest Alistair Izobell production called Huistoe and this is what she had to say…

I had the pleasure of seeing Huistoe at the Artscape Opera house last night for baydu.co.za and what an experience it was!

Directed by Alistair Izobell, Huistoe truly is a musical celebration of a huge part of our culture and history that has been completely forgotten sadly. This show allows us to remember our family members who once lived in the former District Six and let’s us appreciate District Six for what it once was.

I can’t even begin to imagine how lost people must have felt being forced out of their homes for no reason, forced to start all over somewhere else, forced to leave your memories behind…although I have heard all about it from my mom who went through it.

Government officials gave four primary reasons for the removals. In accordance with apartheid philosophy, it stated that interracial interaction bred conflict, necessitating the separation of the races. They deemed District Six a slum, fit only for clearance, not rehabilitation. They also portrayed the area as crime-ridden and dangerous. They claimed that the district was a vice den, full of immoral activities like gambling, drinking, and prostitution. Though these were the official reasons, most residents believed that the government sought the land because of its proximity to the City Centre, Table Mountain and the harbour.

If you have not seen the show as yet, you still have a chance to catch the last show taking place this coming Saturday, 30 April 2016 at 11:00 and ticket prices range from R80.00 to R100.00. The show is only an hour long so I’m sure you can squeeze it into your Saturday morning routine, you won’t be sorry.

Hope you found this post interesting.

Till next time,

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