TIP-ex is a dynamic and powerful three-hander which stars Hannie with Melissa Johannisen and Maxine Caesar. The central theme for the play focuses on gender issues, and in particular, corrective rape – still prevalent in some South African communities today. The narrative is about a woman, Katie (played by Hannie), who takes the audience back to her teenage years when she first started to realise that she was attracted to persons of the same sex. When she mentions this to her conservative family for the first time, outrage breaks out and everything changes. As still often happens today, she is sent to confirmation classes to ‘fix’ the problem.
12 April 2015 – Thursday 26 May 2016 heralds the 14th anniversary of the Cell C Take a Girl Child to Work Programme. This movement and its potential outcomes continue to grow in stature and strength and this year’s Miss South Africa, Ntandoyenkosi Kunene has been appointed the campaign’s official ambassador.
Many girl children are born into environments where their family members don’t work in corporates, are neither in charge of their own businesses nor work in professions such as medicine or law. This makes it difficult for them to gain work experience or receive positive advice about their future which, in the long run, will have an impact on their confidence, self-belief and ambitions. Continue reading
Stokvel groups around the country were invited to enter the 2016 Stokvel Cooking Challenge, sponsored by White Star Super Maize Meal and Royco® in partnership with Move! Magazine, to show off their creative culinary skills and win a share of the R50 000 cash prize. Stokvels responded overwhelmingly to the call, submitting recipes, their photographs and motivation as to why they should be considered to take part in the cook-off. Now, the top three in four regions have been selected to take part in the semi-final round.
On the 23rd of April the Love Thy Neighbour Women’s Club, Unity Society Group and the Siyathemba Stokvel will be competing in the Gauteng semi-final cook-off at the Elangeni Powertrade Cash & Carry in Daveyton. The contestants will need to impress the star judges – singer, actress and White Star celebrity chef, Lucia Mthiyane, and MasterChef SA 2014 runner-up, Siphokazi Mdlankomo. Continue reading
At 06h44 Western Cape Government Health Emergency Medical Services Responded to Stock Road Railway Station in Philippi East Where an unknown individual died gruesomely when he or she was struck by a train. Emergency Services are currently unable to identify the age and sex of the deceased due to the condition of the body as a result of the severe impact.
This from sanparks.org:
South African National Parks (SANParks) announces that it will be relocating the lion which escaped from Karoo National Park at the end of March to the Addo Elephant National Park (AENP).
The lion will be moved into a boma within an existing 200ha enclosure in the Kuzuko contractual section of the AENP for him to become bonded with the two (2) young females who are currently in the enclosure. The two young females were the cubs that were rescued in Addo Main Camp after their mother was killed by a snake early last year. They survived for about 2 months on their own and, with the help of the public, rangers were able to rescue them. The CEO of SANParks, Fundisile Mketeni said, “This lion, at three years of age, is still young enough to bond with the two females and ultimately establish himself as the resident pride male”. This option forms part of the Frontier Cluster’s Carnivore Management Plan. Continue reading
The Alliance is a fast-paced drama series consisting of eight episodes. It depicts the life of a popular kingpin, Bra Jay also known as the Reserve Bank Governor of Soweto. Bra Jay has a thirst for power and rules those around him with an iron fist. The action drama puts issues such as organised crime, blood diamond, drug cartels, money laundering and the damning consequences on the spotlight.
“We are delighted to add another local action drama to our schedule. Viewers who enjoyed our action dramas, Z’bondiwe and Heist, now have another fascinating drama to add on their list of favourites,” said Marlon Davids, Acting MD, e.tv Channels. Continue reading
Snyman took a knock during the Blitzboks’ devastating semi-final defeat in Hong Kong and although he was cleared to play following the necessary protocols, team management decided to rather play safe and rest the forward, who played in his 35th tournament last weekend.
“There is no need to risk Philip,” said Powell. “Player welfare will always come first and Philip is an important player for us. We have a willing and able replacement in Chris, who will bring massive experience and ability to the team, so the call was made with that in mind.” Continue reading
The City of Cape Town’s partner, the Shark Spotters, has been recognised for their valuable contribution to enhancing the safety of all visitors to in-shore areas. This includes their implementation of the effective shark exclusion net, public education programmes, and cutting-edge research. The City has commended the team for their accolade.
The City of Cape Town-funded Shark Spotters Programme has been awarded the Gold – Innovation Award in the Best for Beach Tourism Category at the African Responsible Tourism Awards 2016, held on Thursday 7 April 2016.
The Best for Beach Tourism Category, sponsored by BulkSMS, is awarded to a tourism business, organisation or initiative providing or contributing to responsible holidays in beach settings. Continue reading