With April the month of health awareness, it’s yet another reason to try and kick that cigarette habit. Though smoking is on the decrease, there are still an estimated 7 million people in South Africa aged 18 or older who need their fix. Nicotine is a powerful drug that develops dependence in its users, and it’s ranked third on the list of the world’s most addictive substances, behind hard drugs like crack cocaine and heroin.
Now a new wave of people are discovering the proven benefits of exercise in their quest to kick the habit. While smoking aids like e-cigarettes and nicotine gum end up prolonging the dependence on nicotine, exercise is a potent alternative to the craving, and helps develop a healthy mind and a healthy body.
Here are 5 ways getting active can help you break the habit for good. Continue reading
The Draft Budget for the 2016/17 to 2018/19 financial year for the City of Cape Town’s Human Settlements Directorate proposes more than R333 million spend on the provision of services to Council-unit backyard dwellers and the upgrade of informal settlements across the metro. The approval of the Draft Budget as well as community consultation are required for the final identification of the projects. Read more below:
For the first year (2016/17), it is proposed that the Human Settlements Directorate will spend approximately R134 million on backyarder and informal settlement upgrade projects across the city, including in 8ste Laan (Valhalla Park) Kalkfontein (Kuils River) and Sweet Homes (Philippi). Continue reading
An ensemble of vivacious South African divas are set to shine at GrandWest in a dazzling musical showcase of hip swaying hits from the 70s, 80s and 90s to mark Mother’s Day in May 2016. The glittering show, Soul Sisters Mother’s Day Celebration, takes place in spectacular style at the Grand Arena, GrandWest on 7 May 2016.
In the lineup is Cape Town’s larger than life cabaret trio, 3 Tons of Fun. The ladies are set to enthrall the audience with a mix of love songs, showstoppers from the disco era, and well known loved pop, African, and dance music. Their high energy, fun filled cabaret show attracts full houses wherever it goes.
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Also performing in the Soul Sisters Mother’s Day Celebration are Judith Sephuma, Can Skylark, Vicky Sampson, Jody Williams, Maddy Abrahams and Salome Johansen, all of whom are talented female artists that have become household names due to their contribution to music in South Africa. They will be supported by a professional 12 piece band, Top Dog.
“We are absolutely thrilled to be hosting these enigmatic ladies for a special pre Mother’s Day show this year. The Soul Sisters pre Mother’s Day Celebration promises a fun filled and captivating show featuring some of South Africa’s most celebrated female artists,” says Elouise Matthys, the PR and Promotions Manager at GrandWest.
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Johannesburg, 26 April 2016 – The recent anti-rape protests at Rhodes University by students and staff members highlight an important and disturbing issue in South African society, where it is estimated that one in five women are victims of rape and other forms of gender-based violence (GBV) each year.
Not only have the protests brought to the fore the scourge that is rape and GBV, they have also sparked a call for a fundamental shift in our collective consciousness regarding the manner in which rape and GBV are dealt with, as well as how the unequal power relationships between genders should be addressed.
In the spirit of joining this call and strengthening its voice, youth leadership development organisation loveLife extends its support for the protests and its core underlying message – that we as responsible, aware and engaged citizens do not stand for rape and other forms of GBV; that we see it as our duty to protect and uphold the rights of those who have been marginalised and made vulnerable in a society that has for far too long been complicit in reinforcing unequal gender power relationships. Continue reading
The City of Cape Town’s enforcement agencies and the South African Police Service (SAPS) had their hands full during an integrated operation in Eerste River on Sunday 24 April 2016. Officers swooped on an illegal drag-racing event at a notorious hotspot in the area and found about 2 000 spectators and 100 vehicles on site.
They arrested 26 suspects for drunk driving and five others for various offences, including malicious damage to property and riotous behaviour when spectators started stoning the Traffic Services tow-truck. Officers also suspended 30 vehicles and issued 315 fines including 54 to unlicensed drivers, 35 for unlicensed motor vehicles and 172 for speeding offences. Continue reading
The 26-year-old midfielder enjoyed a successful training stint with the club earlier this year, which prompted head coach Roger De Sa to make Abondo’s stay in Cape Town permanent. Depending on the approval of his work permit, Abondo could still make his debut appearance in the current season.
The Kenyan playmaker helped Gor Mahia to the 2015 Kenyan Premier League with his creativity and eye for goal, however, Abondo won the Kenyan Premier League on two other occasions with Sony Sugar and Tusker respectively. Abondo becomes the fifth addition to Ajax Cape Town’s squad for the new Absa Premiership season, after Erick Chipeta put pen to paper a fortnight ago, while the club has also promoted three teenagers Masilake Phohlongo, Darren Johnson and Sirgio Kammies from the club’s prestigious youth academy. The technical team’s preparation for the 2016/17 PSL season is progressing well with further signings to be announced soon. Continue reading
SA Rugby on Monday acknowledged the findings of the Eminent Persons’ Group report on Transformation for 2014/15 and the sanction imposed by Mr Fikile Mbalula, Minister for Sports and Recreation.
SA Rugby, as well as Cricket South Africa, Netball SA and Athletics South Africa, had revoked their privilege of “hosting and bidding for major and mega international tournaments in South Africa as a consequence of…not meeting their own set transformation targets”, said the minister. The decision would be reconsidered at the next reporting of the EPG, which is expected in November.
“We understand and support the Minister’s urgency in addressing the issue of transformation,” said Jurie Roux, CEO of SA Rugby.
“There is no question that we have more work to do and we could be moving faster, but our sport has undergone a major overhaul in how we do business and how we measure ourselves in the past two or three years and we have definitely made great progress.
“Transformation is a key strategic imperative for SA Rugby to remain competitive and to survive in the sports landscape in our country. Continue reading
If you’ve ever caught yourself replicating dance moves from a music video, then you’re direct proof of the power of a video as a branding tool. To recognise both the creative process and the value of a music video in the building of an artist as brand, the Loeries have created a dedicated music video category. Entries for this year are open, and artists or producers creating innovative music videos are encouraged to enter their work.
Last year New Monday received a silver Loerie for the production of Thee More Shallow’s 2am video. Prior to the category being established, music videos for artists such as the Die Antword, Spoek Mathambo and Skrillex have been awarded Loeries for creative excellence. Continue reading
SA Rugby CEO Jurie Roux confirmed on Monday that Rassie Erasmus (GM: Rugby) has accepted a new position as director of rugby at Munster in Ireland. He will take up his new position following the Springboks’ home series against Ireland in June.
Erasmus, a former Springbok captain, has led the Rugby Department for the past four years, introducing a number of new structures and innovations.
“I’d like to thank Rassie for the massive contribution he has made in establishing the Rugby Department and ensuring SA Rugby remain leaders on and off the field,” said Roux.
“It will be difficult to replace Rassie, but we’ll make an appointment in due course. The Rugby Department is functioning extremely well with experts at all levels ensuring the department runs smoothly on a daily basis. Continue reading