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Do you have an innovative idea for creating employment in your community?

We want you to come up with the best entrepreneurial ideas for boosting employment in your local community. We will provide training and development opportunities for start-ups. The winners will be given the chance to partner with the City of Cape Town on projects which will uplift job seekers and provide sustainable employment opportunities.

About #YouthStartCT

The #YouthStartCT Challenge serves as an accelerator programme for start-up entrepreneurs aged from 18 to 35. The main aim of the competition is to contribute to business skills development, innovation and the growth of entrepreneurs in Cape Town. The programme is being run in support of capacity development and job creation.

Entrepreneurship is key to the national agenda for the alleviation of poverty, unemployment and inequality in South Africa. In the context of this aim, and with a focus on youth development in Cape Town, the City of Cape Town’s Social Development and Early Childhood Development Directorate in partnership with Seed Academy will be hosting the #YouthStartCT Entrepreneurial Challenge 2016.

Prizes

R100 000 worth of prizes will be shared among the top 3 winning job creation ideas. In addition, participants will benefit from training and entrepreneurship development opportunities that will kick-start their careers.

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While HISTORY’s Pawn Stars SA star Roy Peretz and his team at the Cash Inn can attest to some odd people bringing in even odder objects to pawn, they admit to being unable to compete with their counterparts around the world who lay claim to being on the receiving end of some of the strangest things ever brought into their shops. The top 10 all time weird and wonderful items and experiences include:

The gold fillings of dead relatives
A man who took his glass eye out of his head and put it on the counter and asked how much
One customer tried to pawn a herd of cattle
A guy who tried to sell his toupee.
One lady tried to sell a horse. The selling point of this horse? It had both male and female parts.
This from a pawn shop owner: “I had one lady call me and ask if I wanted her swimming pool… an in-the-ground swimming pool!”
A Noah’s Ark made of lollypop sticks. The guy wanted R7000 for it.
A dolphin themed toilet seat
A vibrator that looked like a bath toy.
A man came in, pawned his wheelchair, and then crawled out to a waiting car Continue reading

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GrandWest hosted a group of Ravensmead High School’s top design, maths and science learners at the rAge2016 exhibition which took place at the complex from 18 to 20 March 2016. The learners were transported to the exhibition where they were hosted by rAge representatives and given opportunities to get some hands on experience with some of the new technologies and games that were showcased.

rAge is South Africa’s biggest annual video gaming, computer, technology and “geek culture” exhibition, giving visitors a glimpse into the future and the chance to explore the latest goodies and gadgets. The event alsofeatured a three day NAG LAN, a 52 hour BYOC (Bring Your Own Computer/Console) LAN, where gamers all hooked up to one network for 52 hours of pure gaming. Continue reading

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Junior Springbok coach Dawie Theron on Friday named a provisional 36-man training squad as the preparations begin to take shape for the World Rugby Under-20 Championship in Manchester, England, from 7 to 25 June.

Theron invited 56 players to a trials camp in Cape Town this week where they were put through their paces with fitness, skills and medical test to determine if they have what it takes to represent the Junior Springboks at the World Championship.

The trials camp concluded on Friday morning with a high-tempo training session at the City Park Stadium in Crawford. Continue reading

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NEWARK, NJ - MARCH 28:  Actress Tracee Ellis Ross attends the BET's "Black Girls Rock!" Red Carpet sponsored by Chevrolet at NJPAC  Prudential Hall on March 28, 2015 in Newark, New Jersey.  (Photo by Bennett Raglin/BET/Getty Images for BET)

NEWARK, NJ – MARCH 28: Actress Tracee Ellis Ross attends the BET’s “Black Girls Rock!” Red Carpet sponsored by Chevrolet at NJPAC Prudential Hall on March 28, 2015 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Bennett Raglin/BET/Getty Images for BET)

“BLACK GIRLS ROCK!” 2016

BET’s ULTIMATE CELEBRATION OF “BLACK GIRL MAGIC” PREMIERES 9 APRIL, DSTV CHANNEL 129

#BLACKGIRLSROCK

Johannesburg, 01 April 2016: BET (DStv channel 129) and Beverley Bond, founder and creator of “Black Girls Rock” revealed that eight-time Grammy® Award winner and multi-platinum selling artist Rihanna will receive the Rock Star Award at this year’s BLACK GIRLS ROCK! Awards. The chart topping singer, executive producer, fashion designer, actress, astute business entrepreneur and philanthropist will help illuminate the triumphs of brilliant Black women in an extraordinary night celebrating “Black Girl Magic”.

BLACK GIRLS ROCK! acknowledges the achievements of women of colour who have broken barriers in the areas of art, music, philanthropy and community service. This year’s spectacular, hosted by Tracee Ellis Ross, will premiere across Africa on BET (DStv channel 129) on Saturday 9 April on at 20:00 CAT. Continue reading

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From 24 November 2016, British Airways will offer three additional flights from London’s Gatwick Airport to the Mother City and vice versa. Read more below:

The three additional flights from Gatwick Airport to Cape Town International Airport and back will bump up the number of seats available to 825 per week between the cities of London and Cape Town. It will also make British Airways (BA) the only airline to offer customers a choice of two airports in the United Kingdom. Currently BA is the only carrier to fly directly from London to the Mother City.

‘I must commend our partner, Cape Town Air Access (a division of Wesgro), for brokering this deal with British Airways. I would also like to thank the airline for their positive response to this request. This much-needed additional capacity between the two cities will be welcomed by both leisure and business travellers,’ said the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Tourism, Events and Economic Development, Councillor Garreth Bloor. Continue reading

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Preferred candidate as Springbok coach ratified by General Council

Note to editors: Please use this version. It updates with the inclusion of the name of the Junior Springbok team manager

The new Springbok coach will be named officially at a media conference on 12 April, Mr Oregan Hoskins, president of SA Rugby, confirmed on Friday.

He made the announcement following the ratification of the coach’s appointment by rugby’s General Council – made up of the 14 member unions of SA Rugby. Ratification by the Council is the final step in the constitutional process to appoint a Springbok coach.

Mr Hoskins said that now that the final governance hurdle had been cleared the formal completion of the new coach’s contract and of that of his management team could be completed.

“We are happy to have reached this point and are particularly excited with our final choice,” said Mr Hoskins. Continue reading

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This from news24.com:

Johannesburg – Public Protector Thuli Madonsela described in vivid detail the emotional roller coaster in her office during the reading of the Constitutional Court judgment by Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng on Thursday.

“Everyone sat glued to the screen,” she said.

“A needle could have dropped. When something was said, I could see people in the office lifting up their fists as a sign of ‘Amandla’ (power). There was a moment when there were tears,” she said.

Madonsela was briefing the media following the ConCourt ruling that President Jacob Zuma had acted inconsistently with the constitution when he failed to comply with the public protector’s remedial action on the upgrades to his home in Nkandla.

It also found that Madonsela’s remedial action was binding.

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Full story here:

http://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/judgment-is-something-many-of-us-will-treasure-for-the-rest-of-our-lives-madonsela-20160331

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Senior Anchor Andrew Barnes, who co-hosts Newsday on e.tv and eNCA, is to leave the channel at the end of April.

Andrew has resigned to pursue business interests abroad.

He has worked at eNCA for 15 years. “It’s been an incredible journey here at ‘e’,” says Andrew. “ I have been able to realise my childhood dream of anchoring TV news and reporting from places like Washington DC, New York and London. Those opportunities followed several rewarding years in news management.”

Mapi Mhlanga, News Director for eNCA says Andrew will be missed: “I would like to thank him for 15 years of dedication and professionalism. Andrew will be missed and it is difficult to imagine the Cape Town office without him. I have no doubt that his new venture will be successful.” Continue reading

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