With the annual US Woordfees in full swing, the countdown for the debut DORPSTRAAT LIVE show is on. With the biggest names in rock, dance and rap, Stellenbosch’s Coetzenburg Stadium will be the place to be on Saturday 12 March.
Concert goers can look forward to performances from Spoegwolf, GoodLuck, Fokofpolisiekar, P.H.fat and from Stellenbosch locals, De Wallen who have taken the Cape Town music scene by storm with their old school Rock ’n Roll.
Tickets are on sale now at R100 pre-sale (www.computicket.com) or R150 at the gate.
Date: 12 March
Venue: Coetzenburg, Stellenbosch
Tickets: R100 pre-sale (www.computicket.com , Shoprite, Checkers or Checkers Hyper)
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To date the City of Cape Town has invested nearly R250 million in the rehabilitation of Main Road and the replacement of vital services such as water mains, sewer pipes and electricity cables in the Southern Peninsula. Read more below:
Once completed, the City of Cape Town would have spent approximately R304 million on the rehabilitation of Main Road which covers a distance of approximately 4,5 km from the intersection with Atlantic Road in Muizenberg, through St James, and to the intersection with Clovelly Road just past Kalk Bay. Continue reading
This incredible work has been commissioned (part of the Suidoosterfees 2016) to celebrate the life and work of the late Professor Jakes Gerwel ( the former chairman of Media24, former rector of the University of Western Cape and the director general of former President Nelson Mandela’s cabinet). Kristalvlakte will serve as a creative and literary monument honoring Jakes Gerwel’s memory.
From the shreds of the constant drug war, dealer Priscilla is trying to keep her family and life together. The community is bleeding due to the interference of political orders, gang bosses and religious leaders. Sometimes there are waves of peace, as in any good war. But war is like love – it will always find a way out. And while life goes on Priscilla’s drug dealings will survive in the backstreets of time.
Amy Jephta’s epic theater piece, has a star-studded cast: Ilse Klink, Brendon Daniels Roysten Stoffels Bianca Flanders, Tarryn Wyngaard, Dean Smith, Gantane Kusch, Daniel Richards, Dean Desk, Riaan Staggering and Antonio Fischer. It tells the story of a community much larger than the individual characters.
The work of Bertolt Brecht’s Mutter Courage und ihre Kinder presents no simple
answers, but opens social reality to the core… Continue reading
After a fantastic season one, the action packed and entertaining telenovela Gold Diggers comes to an end on Friday, 11 March at 8PM.
Lives are put at risk, family ties are tested and hearts are broken when e.tv‘s second 8PM telenovela, Gold Diggers comes to an end. The telenovela explored the dynamics of the mining industry, family feuds and relationships. The final episode promises to be nothing short of dramatic, things take an unpredictable turn when more shocking secrets are revealed. Continue reading
This from timeslive.co.za:
Allister Coetzee is set to be named as the 13th post-isolation Springbok coach on April 1, just nine weeks before the team’s first assignment of 2016, giving him hardly any time to prepare.
After months of wrangling at the South African Rugby Union (Saru), the issue of the Bok coach will finally come to a head at its next general council gathering, scheduled for that date.
Normally, at this time of year, the Bok coach would have attended several Six Nations matches to have a close look at June’s opposition (in this case Ireland) and also held several one-on-one conversations and interactions with players he deems vital to his vision.
Formal meetings with players about their shortcomings and what the national coach is looking for them to improve or persist with would be the norm. None of that is currently happening and none will for another three weeks at least.
Saru’s employees have been distracted over the past two months due to constant media scrutiny of chief executive Jurie Roux over alleged financial irregularities when he was chairman of the Maties Rugby Club from 2002-2010. He is awaiting a court date to defend a R37-million civil action against him.
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The Jackson family name has long been synonymous with fame, fortune and controversy. In The Jacksons: Next Generation, which starts on Wednesday 16 at 20.45, this six-part series reveals an inside look into the lives of members of this iconic family. After the passing of the legendary Michael Jackson, the responsibility of managing the Jackson family legacy fell onto the shoulders of Tito’s sons: Taryll, Taj and TJ. Told from their perspective, The Jacksons: Next Generation grants viewers an unprecedented look into the inner workings of the Jackson family and the heart, drama and chaos that inevitably accompany each family member.
This from sundayworld.co.za:
Sexy TV and radio presenter Pearl Thusi has allegedly been fired by SABC’s Chief Operating Officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng for showing him a zap sign.
The SABC boss allegedly instructed Metro FM management to order Thusi not to set foot in the station’s studios .
Thusi was supposed to co-host the station’s popular The Real Phat Joe show with motormouth DJ Phat Joe yesterday. But Phat Joe presented the show alone.
The order also stretched to Thusi being banned from her show The Blackout, airing on the biggest commercial radio station in South Africa on Sundays.
The model is also on the verge of losing her job on Isidingo.
That’s because Motsoeneng is said to be planning her removal from the SABC3 soapie.
Two SABC employees said Thusi’s dismissal came after her resignation from SABC1’s Live AMP music show to sign up as a presenter on an international show to be aired on SABC’s rival channels MTV, MTV Base and e.tv.
The model did this without seeking permission from the public broadcaster.
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This from algoafm.co.za:
The case against two circus owners and an employee from the well known Brian Boswell Circus has been postponed in the Port Elizabeth magistrate’s court.
Jane Boswell, her daughter Georgina and elephant handler David Marais are facing a string of charges for allegedly beating, chaining, confining and not providing sufficient water and shade to elephants between December 2012 and January 2013.
For the second time, the three accused did not appear in court due to prior work commitments in Pretoria and Magistrate Esti Petzer warned all three to be present at their next court date.
The three are facing charges which relate to the contravention of the Animal Protection Act 71 of 1962.
In 2013, the National Council of SPCA laid criminal charges against the Boswell Circus for the alleged abuse of elephants at Walmer West Primary School in Port Elizabeth.
The City is investigating after one of its Law Enforcement officers was arrested along with four other motorists during an operation to tackle illegal street racing. Read more below:
A City of Cape Town Law Enforcement officer is facing disciplinary and criminal charges after being arrested for reckless and negligent driving.
The officer was one of five motorists arrested on charges of reckless and negligent driving during an operation focusing on illegal street racing on Wednesday 2 March 2016. He and three others were arrested along Koeberg Road in Milnerton (which was the busiest spot for the evening) and one other was collared in Blue Downs. Officers also issued 78 fines for various other offences.
‘The operation was surprising for a couple of reasons. Firstly, I don’t think the Ghost Squad expected to catch one of their own colleagues behaving badly and breaking the law, but secondly, officers were surprised at the fact that Koeberg Road appears to be a new favourite among illegal drag-racers. The fact is we cannot tolerate such behaviour from staff who are paid to uphold the law. It is not only embarrassing to the City, but it is also a smack in the face of the public who look to our staff to set an example,’ said the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Safety and Security, Alderman JP Smith.