Challenging tests await the five South African Vodacom Super Rugby franchises in action this weekend as the unbeaten DHL Stormers and Cell C Sharks meet in an intense derby, while the Emirates Lions and Toyota Cheetahs hunt victories overseas, and the Southern Kings go in search of their first win of the season.
The main match-ups of the weekend will undoubtedly be the clashes between the DHL Stormers and Cell C Sharks in Cape Town, and the undefeated Emirates Lions taking on defending champions, the Highlanders, in Dunedin both on Saturday.
The Johannesburg side will go up against the Highlanders at the Forsyth Barr Stadium at 08h35 where they will hunt their fifth successive victory abroad. Should they register a win, it will also mark their third back-to-back victory against a New Zealand team.
The duel between the DHL Stormers and Cell C Sharks, at 17h15 on Saturday, is expected to deliver a thrilling forward-dominated battle. However, with both teams boasting exciting backs, they too will look to make their presence felt. A defeat for either team will mark their first of the season. Continue reading
(South Africa, March 2016) Absa will once again be recognising and rewarding teamwork and perseverance at the 2016 Absa Cape Epic with the #ConquerAsOne campaign. At each stage of the race, an extraordinary #ConquerAsOne moment will be identified and recognised, where a team showed immense human spirit to overcome their own personal challenges to conquer that stage together.
During this year’s race, a panel of judges will select one #ConquerAsOne moment on each day of the race. The winning pair will be announced in the Absa Pride Hospitality area where they will receive a unique #ConquerAsOne jersey to wear proudly during the next day’s stage. At the end of the week, the judges will then select the overall #ConquerAsOne moment, with the winning team walking away with an Absa Pride entry for the 2017 Absa Cape Epic. Continue reading
Johannesburg, 10 March 2016: Music and youth authority MTV Base (DStv channel 322) is throwing down a challenge to the youth of South Africa, as it searches for a brand new VJ to represent the channel.
The new VJ will host shows on MTV Base and MTV as well as interviewing stars, MC-ing events, attending international awards shows such as the VMAs, EMAs and MAMAs, walking the red carpet, and travelling the continent – all while being an ambassador for MTV Base.
Commented Tim Horwood, Head of MTV Base, “We are looking for fresh new faces with sass, style, street smarts who are immersed in music and contemporary culture. We want gals or guys who embody the spirit of youth in South Africa – raw talent that can step up, grab the opportunity with both hands and represent our channel across the continent.”
After the dramatic end of Umlilo season 2, viewers can anticipate more heart-stopping drama when the show returns for a third season in a new time slot on Monday, 21 March at 9.30PM.
Umlilo season 1 first aired on e.tv in March 2015. Season 1 explored a polygamous marriage and the interpersonal dramas of a family in a state of flux. It was during this season that polygamist Mnqobi introduced his third wife Khwezi, oblivious to her devious intentions.
Season 2 returned in August 2015, where more drama and death took place. We saw Khwezi, along with her uncle Welcome, put their plan into action, leaving the Simelane’s in tatters. Dumile made sure she discovered Khwezi’s identity, but it was too late as Mnqobi had already lost his first wife Cebisile and his entire family’s lives were in danger. In the end, Khwezi held Mnqobi and Dumile hostage, forcing him to shoot Dumile. Continue reading
JOINT MEDIA RELEASE BY MAYOR PATRICIA DE LILLE, MEC DONALD GRANT AND SANRAL WESTERN CAPE
Today the City of Cape Town and its partners, the Western Cape Government Department of Transport and Public Works and the South African National Roads Agency Limited (SANRAL) turned the first sod in the new R60 million R300/Bottelary interchange in Kuils Rriver.
This new connection will go a long way towards alleviating pressure on two of the city’s most important arterials, the R300 and Bottelary Road.
Cape Town is the most congested city in the country as a result of increased investment and more people moving to Cape Town in search of opportunities. Continue reading
When he is not wearing that famous yellow jersey, Keagan lives in his training kit, sweating football for hours at a time.
Says Keagan: “For every 90 minutes you see me on the pitch, there’s 900 minutes you don’t. To be the best, you need to put in the training.”
Geared up in his training kit, Keagan’s advice to aspiring young footballers includes creating a routine to train daily with explosive drills.
Nike Football and Keegan are also inviting young talented footballers to show off their drills and training tips by posting a video using the hashtag #TrainWithKeagz.
The footballer with the best video will spend a day training with Keagan.
Charlie’s Angels became an instant cultural phenomenon and shot to the top of the ratings after premiering in 1976. It made overnight stars of its original crime-fighting “Angels”, Farrah Fawcett-Majors, Kate Jackson and Jaclyn Smith and the trio made the cover of Time magazine that year. It went on to spawn two hit feature films of the same name.
However as Behind The Camera The Unauthorized Story of Charlie’s Angels (True Movies, Monday March 28 at 20h45) reveals all was not plain sailing. The show’s original title was Alley Cats; Farah Fawcett-Majors, then the loving wife of Six Million Dollar Man star Lee Majors took the role for a laugh while John Forsythe became the unseen Charlie as a last-minute replacement after a big-name star showed up drunk. Continue reading
DHL Stormers Head Coach Robbie Fleck has made four changes and a positional switch in the starting XV to face the Cell C Sharks at DHL Newlands.
There is just one injury-enforced change to the backline, with Kurt Coleman stepping up at flyhalf in the absence of Rob du Preez who has been ruled out for up to 12 weeks with a knee injury. This means that the talented Jean-Luc du Plessis could make his Vodacom Super Rugby debut if he comes off the bench to replace Coleman.
In the front row props JC Janse van Rensburg and Frans Malherbe get their first opportunity to start this season, with Oli Kebble and Vincent Koch taking their respective places on the replacements bench.
Siya Kolisi will also get his first start of the Vodacom Super Rugby season, with Schalk Burger taking the No.8 jersey and Nizaam Carr moving to No.6 in place of Sikhumbuzo Notshe who is set for an impact role off the bench. Continue reading
Date: Saturday, 19 March 2016
Time: 6pm: Programme starts
6pm: Paige Mac performs
7pm: Matthew Mole performs
8.30pm: Mike Campbell Big Band performs
8.30 to 9.30pm: Lights switched off
(Note: The children’s See-Saw-Do entertainment area is open from 5 to 8.30pm)
Venue: Wooden Deck (in front of Hildebrand and Port Captain’s building and adjacent to Clock Tower Swing Bridge)
Cost: Free to attend
When the lights go out over the V&A Waterfront on Saturday, 19 March, load shedding will not be the reason. Instead, the property will be lending its support to the World Wildlife Foundation’s (WWF) international Earth Hour initiative. Continue reading