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
- Due to popular demand, Cape Town Comedy Club is pleased to announce … MORE MARCH MADNESS with R50 tickets to Wednesday 30th & Thursday 31st shows, now available at all Computicket outlets and Shoprite/Checkers stores.
- A Night of Headliners: R190pp Wednesday 6 & Thursday 7 April. You are in for a real treat as four of South Africa’s top comedians perform on our stage for two nights! Marc Lottering, Loyiso Gola, Conrad Koch (with Chester Missing) as well as Kurt Schoonraad as the MC. As usual, the line-up is subject to change.
- Half Price Sundays: R60pp for selected shows only
- Happy Hour: 6-7pm andone hour after the show
LINEUP SUBJECT TO CHANGE!
Wednesday 30th March 2016
HEADLINE: Dalin Oliver
MC: Martin Evans
SUPPORT: Gino Fernandez
OPEN MIC: Brent Palmer
Thursday 31st March 2016
HEADLINE: Carl Weber
MC: Martin Evans
SUPPORT: Gino Fernandez
OPEN MIC: Brent Palmer
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The country’s most watched talent search show, SA’s Got Talent, will be back on screens for a 7th season. Expect more thrills, laughs, gasps and crazy antics as the very best (and not so great) talent show off their skills. Any act, any age is the criteria for anyone who is keen to show the country what they have.
The last season saw a 3 year old DJ (DJ Arch Jnr.) take the title of SA’s most talented. SA’s Got Talent has been responsible for unearthing some of the country’s greatest talents such as Bothlale Boikanyo, Johnny Apple, Tholwana Mohale and DJ Arch Jnr. All these winning contestants have gone on to do great things in the entertainment industry. Now it’s your chance to show Mzansi your incredible talent and join the ranks of previous year’s winners.
Pre-auditions will take place in Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban. Contestants that live outside the Western Cape, Gauteng and Kwa-Zulu Natal provinces can enter via an online video submission showing off their talent for the judges. Online pre-audition submissions can be submitted at https://rapidblue.formstack.com/forms/sagt.
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SA Rugby President, Mr Oregan Hoskins, paid tribute to Springbok scrumhalf Fourie du Preez, who called time on his illustrious rugby career on Thursday.
The 34-year-old Du Preez represented South Africa in 76 Tests between 2004 and 2015, captaining the Springboks in four Tests at the Rugby World Cup in England last year. He also won 164 caps for the Vodacom Bulls and Vodacom Blue Bulls from 2001 to 2011, and played 55 times for Suntory Sungoliath in Japan.
Du Preez played his last match in the green and gold in the Rugby World Cup semi-final against New Zealand, where he picked up an injury which ruled him out of the third-place play-off. He has subsequently finished his career with Suntory. Continue reading
Southern Kings lock and captain Steven Sykes will become the first South African player this season to earn his 100th Vodacom Super Rugby cap – a feat only 34 domestic players have achieved since the inception of the competition.
Sykes will achieve this remarkable milestone in Wellington on Friday morning (SA time) where the Southern Kings take on the Hurricanes in their final tour game to New Zealand.
The towering lock made his Vodacom Super Rugby debut for the Cell C Sharks against the Vodacom Bulls on 3 February 2007 – he has played 69 matches for the Durbanites, 14 for the Toyota Cheetahs and is on 16 for the Kings.
Round five of Vodacom Super Rugby will feature a series of big match-ups this weekend with the Vodacom Bulls, DHL Stormers and Southern Kings doing battle overseas, while the Cell C Sharks and Toyota Cheetahs face tough tests at home. The Emirates Lions have a bye. Continue reading