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PARIS, March 9, 2016 – All Blacks hero Dan Carter, a Nominee for the 2016 Laureus World Comeback of the Year Award, reveals in an exclusive interview with Laureus.com that he was persuaded to carry on playing, when he was considering retiring ahead of the Rugby World Cup.

In the interview, which is available for media use, Carter says: “Though not many people noticed, I was pretty close to retiring from the game, but through friends and family, coaches and team-mates, they gave me a lot of confidence to stick at it and give it one more crack.”

He became the star of the All Blacks team which won back-to-back Rugby World Cups and which has now been nominated for the Laureus World Team of the Year Award. In the interview, Carter also talks about his new career with Racing 92 in France. Among his comments are: Continue reading

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Easter may be coming a little earlier in 2016, but don’t let that drive you ‘hopping’ mad. Woolworths has a diverse range of chocolate and candy-coated treats that will not only ensure the Easter Bunny is well-prepared, but everyone’s favourite chocolate-filled holiday has never tasted so good!

If you’re finding those go-to giant eggs are just a little too large to hide under the TV cabinet, Woolworths will cater for your every chocolate need, offering a range of mini candy coated milk chocolate eggs… all the better to fit into more conspicuous hiding places.

For early risers who can’t wait for the dawn of the day, a glow in the dark Easter egg kit will allow kiddies’ inner detectives to shine through, but—even better—will let mum and dad stay peacefully asleep until a reasonable hour.

If the Easter Bunny is feeling particularly fancy and fabulous this year, Woolworths sparkling glitter eggs are an ideal egg choice. Or if everyone’s giant, floppy-eared friend has been spectacularly generous and your children are scrambling to hold their bundles, check out Woolworths’ new range of super cute Easter egg hunt bags! Continue reading

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The City of Cape Town’s Naming Committee this morning, 9 March 2016, recommended a list of names for the newly built community residential apartments and complex in Langa to the City’s Executive Mayor, Patricia de Lille, for approval. Read more below:

The rental units were recently built on the corner of Bhunga Avenue and Ndabeni Street in Langa as part of the City’s hostel transformation programme. The families who are benefitting from this redress programme moved into their homes in December 2015.

The development consists of 18 individual residential units, collectively forming the complex. Part of this redress project is to identify suitable names for the new complex and rental units in consultation with the broader community of Langa. Continue reading

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Programme:           Top Actor Africa
Channel:                 BET (DStv channel 129)
Date:                       Tuesday 15 March

Episode:                3
Time:                       19:30

This week on Top Actor Africa, our 12 contestants are thrown two curve balls. Misreading the mini challenge instructions and struggling to learn their lines, they put themselves in a deadly predicament…

The pressure continues to increase when they get to a real life soapie set, complete with a director, cameras, sound, lights, sets and soap star Nolly Nolz as a guest judge. Continue reading

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Café Roux Sessions for the next week: Shaun Jacobs Band (9-11March), Just Jinjer (Sat 12 March), Barry Hilton (Fri 18 March) and Arno Carstens (Sat 19 March.) – Welcome to contact me for possible interviews, high re images and/or media accreditation. (Media tickets are limited, but we do have some available per show.)

CAFÉ ROUX SESSIONS – MARCH 2016
The Farm Village, Noordhoek, 270 Chapman`s Peak Drive.

Wed 9 /Thurs 10 / Fri 11 March- Shaun Jacobs Band.
Venue: Café Roux, The Farm Village, Noordhoek.
Address: 270 Chapman`s Peak Drive.
Tickets: R150.00
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

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Blackrock Casino hosted two unforgettable nights of entertainment with local comedian Simphiwe Shembe on Friday, 4 March 2016 and Saturday, 5 March 2016.

Titled, the “Simphiwe Shembe Comedy Connection”, guests were treated to a show to remember with laughter and side-splitting hilarity as Shembe laid on his unique wit and characteristic humour.

Shembe  effortlessly headlined the show with comicality and charm,  and was supported by a score of other home-grown funny men such as Tsoro, Sifiso Nene, Syanda Maphumulo, Amawele Asechesterville, and Skhumba Hlophe just to name a few.

“It’s always amazing to see our local comedians rocking the stage and telling stories that only we as South Africans can relate to.” says Blackrock Casino Marketing Manager, Veneshrie Chetty.

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TEXTLESS KEY ART ©2003 CBS Worldwide Inc. All Rights ReservedOscar winner Susan Sarandon says the true story of Dr Jerri Nielsen struck a chord with her.

Sarandon takes the role of the doctor, whose battle with breast cancer while working at a research station in Antarctica made headlines around the world, in Ice Bound, to be aired on True Movies (DSTV Channel 138) on Friday, March 11 at 20h45.
“I had huge empathy with Jerri who faced the ravages of a life-threatening disease in a remote location,” she said, revealing that she had her own breast cancer scare a number of years ago.

As the only doctor at the research station, Nielson had to diagnose herself and then work out her medical options. What she couldn’t do was fly to the nearest surgeon because the station was closed for nine months to incoming and outgoing traffic. And at one point, she seriously considered operating on herself.
Playing Nielsen, a strong woman who wanted a new adventure and was trying to escape an unhappy past, was appealing to Sarandon. Continue reading

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