Archive | September 2012

Yeezy’s coming to South Africa

Multiple Grammy winner and critically acclaimed rapper @KanyeWest is coming to South Africa for one night only.

100% confirmed, it would be a part of the beer giant’s SAB Caste Lite promotion, the rapper is to be seen in Johannesburg on 2 February. The venue for the proposed event has yet to be disclosed but I can personally guarantee you this will be an epic affair.

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Brand campaign manager of Castle Lite, Khayakazi Dyantyi said: “Yes, it is true we are bringing Kanye West next year, for a one-night-only event”

The concert comes at a very good time as Kanye is seen to be releasing a new album close to that time. The yet to be titled album is highly anticipated and South Africa will be privileged to sample some of his new work.

Kim Kardashian & Kanye West

You never know; currently courting @KimKardashian, the pair might make an appearance together.

Limited tickets are expected to go on sale at Computicket from September 28, priced from R650 for a standard ticket to R1 000 for golden circle.

Anyone from Cape Town, this sounds like a road trip!

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US Secret service finds fugitive in Cape Town!

A fugitive from the United States of America (USA), who was hiding in South Africa, was last week sentenced to 72 months imprisonment with three supervised probation sentences.

The fugitive, Mr Eyal Dulin, was arrested in Cape Town in April this year during a joint operation between the US Secret Service and the City of Cape Town’s Metro Police Department.

Members of the Metro Police K9 Unit assisted with the arrest, which took place in Strandfontein.

This week the US Secret Service commended the City’s Metro Police for their assistance in securing the perimeters of the location where Mr Dulin was hiding as well as with his apprehension and transportation.

The City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Safety and Security, Alderman J.P. Smith, congratulated the Metro Police for their assistance in the apprehension of Mr Dulin.

“This case is a good example of the effectiveness and importance of having a good working relationship and level of cooperation between the City’s law enforcement teams and international bodies,” said Ald. Smith.

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Cape Town Trail Challenge

The Mountain and Trail Enthusiasts (MATES), in partnership with the Friends of Blaauwberg Conservation Area (BCA), will hold the second ‘BCA Mates Trail Challenge’ in the Blaauwberg Nature Reserve on Saturday 13 October 2012. After the success of the first event in October 2011, great interest is expected in this year’s event.

There are a number of race events in and around the Table Mountain area and the Winelands, but this trail challenge is the only one that offers the opportunity to run through the Blaauwberg Nature Reserve. With views of Table Mountain, Robben Island and Table Bay, participants can run either the 15km or the 8km route. The routes will run over the two hills, Bloubergkoppie and Kleinberg, and through the colourful spring vegetation within the nature reserve.

The race is organised in conjunction with the Friends of BCA, which is a non-profit organisation made up of volunteers supporting the Blaauwberg Nature Reserve. The proceeds of the race will go towards promoting the conservation of the reserve. Registration will start at 06:00, with the longer 15km race starting at 07:30. The 8km race will start immediately afterwards, at 07:45. There are a limited number of entries so pre-registration is encouraged. Participants can register using the form on the website and payment can be made via bank transfer. The entry fee has been kept as low as possible, and is R100,00 for the 15km trail and R50,00 for the 8km trail. For further details, please visit the MATES website: http://capetrailrunning.co.za/trailchallenge.html

Being a trail run, unlike a road race, there will be no marshals along the way. A medic will be on duty at the start/finish and a sweep will run with the last people on the trail. There will only be one water point. Participants should bring a windbreaker and a water bottle. As this is a green event, car-pooling is strongly encouraged. No littering is allowed: only footprints should be left behind. “MATES is a non-profit running club that’s more accessible to us as primarily trail runners. Many trail runners also enter the road races, especially the ultra-distance races, and thus need to be a member of the Western Province Athletics Association. However, none of the existing Cape Town clubs are primarily focused on trail running, and we’d like to support this aspect of athletics. We recognise the achievements of our runners in all disciplines of running, i.e. trail, road, multi-sport, etc. and we want to encourage the appreciation of our beautiful environment by promoting exercise on the mountain.

 

The club also aims to teach hikers and runners how to respect the natural environment and act safely when on the trails. Lastly, weaim to support the development of athletes from previously disadvantaged backgrounds, striving to keep trail running affordable and accessible to all,” said the Secretary of MATES Running, Meindert Hoving. Chairman of the Friends of BCA, Roy Fuller-Gee, says: “After the success and enjoyment of the 2011 Challenge, we are looking forward to seeing both past runners and some new ones taking on the scenic route through the Blaauwberg Nature Reserve. Whilst some runners come to win, others take the opportunity to admire the breath-taking views from the top of our koppies. We just enjoy showcasing our reserve.” The Blaauwberg Nature Reserve is only 25 km from the centre of Cape Town and is regarded as a global biodiversity hot spot.

It is approximately 2 000 hectares in size and has a rich mosaic of natural, cultural and historical elements. Being so close to Cape Town also means that the area has the potential to become an open-air classroom that is easily accessible to millions of people within its proximity. The race is sure to be a wonderful way of exploring this beautiful area. More information about the Blaauwberg Nature Reserve can be found at http://www.bca.org.za/. For more information on the City’s nature reserves, please visit http://www.capetown.gov.za/naturereserves

 

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Sights and sensations of Cape Town

To all our local followers, be sure to witness yet another stunning Cape Town sight.

The City of Cape Town is once again partnering with the Western Cape Bonsai Fraternity to host a bonsai exhibition at the Company’s Garden, as part of its Arbour Month celebrations.

The exhibition seeks to raise awareness about the importance of trees and bonsai as an art form.

There will be a guided walkabout at approximately 10:50, followed by workshops and demonstrations. Vendors will ensure that anyone who would like to grow their own bonsai trees can purchase the necessary materials.

Residents who already have bonsais are invited to bring them along to gain expert advice and opinions on styling and cultivation. It is not often that such a concentrated wealth of bonsai knowledge is available to the public.

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Apple’s iPhone 5 unveiled

That day has arrived, the day most fanboys and girls wait for. The unveiling of the latest iteration of the Apple iPhone.

Aptly named the iPhone 5, this phone is the 6th generation model from the famous fruit named company. Read More…

G.O.O.D Music – Cruel Summer (90 Seconds Snippets)

Cruel Summer Album Cover

All you high-end couture muso’s can set your sights on a sneak peak of what G.O.O.D Music has in store with their 90 second sound clips of their latest album, Cruel Summer.

Spear-headed by the controversial multi-platinum and talented Kanye West, the album which is set to drop on the 18 September 2012, includes the likes of up coming stars including G.O.O.D Music superstars such as 2 Chainz, Pusha T, Big Sean, and the blissfully soulful John Legend.

True to Yeezy‘s nature, the album includes appearances by artists not associated to the G.O.O.D Music label, such as R-Kelly.

A move mastered in the past, with reference to inviting Elton John on the Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy – a masterful tactic which proved fruitful.

Be sure to stream this, as we all know, Yeezy fails to dissapoint…ever!

Cruel Summer Tracklist:
01. To The World – Kanye West & R. Kelly
02. Clique – Kanye West, Jay-Z & Big Sean
03. Mercy – Kanye West, Big Sean, Pusha T & 2 Chainz
04. New God Flow – Kanye West, Pusha T & Ghostface Killah
05. The Morning – Raekwon, Pusha T, Common, 2 Chainz, CyHi Da Prynce, Kid Cudi & D’Banj
06. Cold – Kanye West & DJ Khaled
07. Higher – The-Dream, Pusha T & Ma$e
08. Sin City – John Legend, Travi $ Scott, Teyana Taylor, CyHi Da Prynce & Malik Yusef
09. The One – Kanye West, Big Sean, 2 Chainz & Marsha Ambrosius
10. Creepers – Kid Cudi
11. Bliss – John Legend & Teyana Taylor
12. Don’t Like (Remix) – Kanye West, Chief Keef, Pusha T, Big Sean & Jadakiss

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Bok Squad announced to face mighty All Blacks!

 

 

The Springbok team that will face New Zealand in the fourth Test in The Castle Rugby Championship in Dunedin on Saturday shows two changes from the side that played Australia last weekend.


Both changes are in the forwards, where lock Flip van der Merwe replaces the suspended Eben Etzebeth while Francois Louw comes in for Marcell Coetzee at flank.

There are four more changes on the bench, where Coetzee joins Dean Greyling, Andries Bekker and Juan de Jongh amongst the replacements.

“The New Zealanders are good on the ground which is why we decided to go for a specialist openside flank in Francois,” said Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer.

“Marcell has been very good this season and has played a lot of rugby, but in this match we feel he will be more useful as an impact option.”

Jannie du Plessis has been named at tighthead prop despite struggling with a hamstring niggle. Meyer said the Springboks’ medical team is working very hard on the injured players and that Du Plessis will be given until Friday to fully shake off his injury, but if he fails to recover in time, Pat Cilliers will start in the No 3-shirt.

“We will not take any chances with injured players and we have time to get him and Pat (Cilliers) match ready,” said Meyer.

Greyling will be on the bench to provide prop cover, while Bekker takes over from Van der Merwe in the No 18 shirt. De Jongh comes in for Lwazi Mvovo on the bench.

The Mighty All Blacks

The Springboks’ starting XV have a combined total of 482 Test caps – 136 in the forwards and 346 in the backline.

The Springbok team to face New Zealand in Dunedin is:

15 Zane Kirchner (Vodacom Blue Bulls)
14 Bryan Habana (DHL Western Province)
13 Jean de Villiers (captain) (DHL Western Province)
12 Frans Steyn (The Sharks)
11 Francois Hougaard (Vodacom Blue Bulls)

10 Morné Steyn (Vodacom Blue Bulls)

9 Ruan Pienaar (Ulster, N-Ireland)
8 Duane Vermeulen (DHL Western Province)

7 Willem Alberts (The Sharks)
6 Francois Louw (Bath, England)
5 Juandré Kruger (Vodacom Blue Bulls)
4 Flip van der Merwe (Vodacom Blue Bulls)
3 Jannie du Plessis (The Sharks)
2 Adriaan Strauss (vice-captain) (Toyota FS Cheetahs)
1 Tendai Mtawarira (The Sharks)
Replacements

16 Tiaan Liebenberg (DHL Western Province)
17 Dean Greyling (Vodacom Blue Bulls)
18 Andries Bekker (DHL Western Province)
19 Marcell Coetzee (The Sharks)
20 Johan Goosen (Toyota FS Cheetahs)
21 Juan de Jongh (DHL Western Province)

22 Pat Lambie (The Sharks)

Stats and facts:

  • Saturday’s Test will be the 84th between South Africa and New Zealand.
  • The Springboks and New Zealand last met in the 2011 Castle Tri-Nations in Port Elizabeth, which was won by South Africa 18-5.
  • The Springboks have played eight Test matches against New Zealand in Dunedin, winning only once – at Carisbrook in 2008 (30-28). This will be the first Test for the Springboks at the newly-built Forsyth Barr Stadium.
  • With 39 Tests, Morné Steyn is the most capped Springbok flyhalf. He also holds the record for the most career tries in Tests as a flyhalf (7 tries) and is the Springbok record holder for most career points in this tournament (229 points).
  • Steyn’s 56 penalty goals are the most by a Springbok in this tournament and he shares the overall record for most career drop goals in the tournament with André Pretorius (4). He needs 17 points to reach 500 career Test points for the Springboks.
  • Steyn has scored 109 Test points for the Springboks against New Zealand – the most by any South African. He also holds the record for the most career penalty goals by a Springbok against New Zealand – 28.

 

  • Bryan Habana, who will play in his 30th Test in this competition, is the most-capped Springbok wing (79 Tests) and the South African record holder for the most Test tries, which he extended last weekend against Australia to 42. Bryan needs one try to become South Africa’s top try scorer in the tournament.
  • The referee is George Clancy from Ireland, who has refereed in five Tests involving South Africa. The Springboks have won four of those Tests and lost one.
  • Springbok Test match records in Dunedin against New Zealand:
  • Most points: 12 by Percy Montgomery (3c, 2p) in 2005.
  • Most tries: 1 by eight players on nine occasions. Ricky January scored a try on two occasions, his last in the 75th minute of the match in 2008 which enabled the Boks to win their first test in 87 years at Carisbrook.
  • Most conversions: 3 by Percy Montgomery in 2005.
  • Most penalty goals: 3 by each of André Joubert in 1994 and Percy Montgomery in 2008.
  • Most drop goals: 1 by Butch James in 2008.

 

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