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I have tickets to the game between the Nashua Cobras vs the Knights at Newlands Cricket Grounds this Wednesday in the Momentum One Day Cup! This follows two back to back wins in Port Elizabeth and Paarl over the weekend :)

All you need to do is answer the simple question in the comments section below:

QUESTION:

What is the name of the coach of the Nashua Cape Cobras?

The usual competition rules apply so tickets cannot be transferred for cash or any other items or another date. The tickets are for you and a partner for the game on Wednesday 22 October 2014. Tickets will need to be collected at the venue. Baydu.co.za and it’s staff will not be held responsible for any injuries etc that may occur at the event and neither if the game is cancelled or rained out. Please enter with an email address you check regularly. The closing date is Tuessday 21st October 2014 at 2pm. Winners will be notified via email. You have 24 hours in which to respond, failing to do so will result in us choosing another winner after the 24 hours.

GOOD LUCK! :)

Baydu

The City of Cape Town’s re-blocking project in Flamingo Crescent informal settlement in Athlone has been completed. Approximately R2 million has been spent on upgrading services and making improvements, including the provision of full basic services to 110 households. This re-blocking initiative forms part of the City’s efforts to enable redress through increased service delivery.

Households in Flamingo Crescent informal settlement now have access to individual sanitation, water and electricity services, thanks to the completion of the City’s re-blocking project in this settlement. Paved pedestrian and vehicular access ways for emergency vehicles have also been constructed.

This project is part of the Human Settlements Directorate’s pilot re-blocking roll-out in informal settlements across the metro.

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Pic: rugbydump.comFollowing the elimination of the Cell C Sharks and the Vodacom Blue Bulls from the Absa Currie Cup and the conclusion of the First Division, eight more players have been invited to the Springboks’ training camp in Stellenbosch.

The Springbok selectors have invited Lwazi Mvovo, Cobus Reinach, Lourens Adriaanse (all Cell C Sharks), Handré Pollard, Rudy Paige, Marcel van der Merwe, Bongi Mbonambi (all Vodacom Blue Bulls) and Boela Abrahams, who starred for the Down Touch Griffons in their Absa Currie Cup First Division final victory on Friday, to join 20 nationally contracted players and four others as the team start their preparations for what will be an arduous Castle Lager Outgoing Tour.

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The Cambist investment platform’s parent company OneLaw is cutting staff through a rightsizing exercise and is looking at new revenue streams due to a decline in the number of emolument attachment orders (EAOs) in the market.

Arnoud van den Bout, Onelaw’s COO, confirmed on Friday that retrenchment letters were handed to all staff members as part of a “rightsizing” exercise. He admitted that this process would lead to job losses, but that “the business will carry on as per usual, although in a smaller way than before, based on what the company can afford in terms of current turnover”.

Van den Bout said changes to the industry had forced a resize of the business, including the fact that a number of banks were no longer using emolument attachment orders (EAOs). “Courts are finding it more difficult to obtain valid judgements, consumers are under stress and less able to afford EAOs,” he said.

An EAO is a court order forcing an employee’s employer to deduct money from the employee’s salary to settle a debt the employee owes to a third party. OneLaw facilitates the debt collection process through EAOs for debt collection attorneys. It launched the Cambist Online Platform in 2012, allowing members of the public to purchase these debt contracts at a discount, and to receive up to 19.5% return per annum.

Full story here:

http://today.moneyweb.co.za/article.php?id=785166&cid=2014-10-20#.VESpZvmSz-s

This from timeslive.co.za:

BROKE: Vumelani Mchunu can't afford to pay Zuma's bill

BROKE: Vumelani Mchunu can’t afford to pay Zuma’s bill

The man who has offered to pay back what President Jacob Zuma owes to the public for his role in the Nkandla debacle is a struggling wannabe filmmaker who lives with his parents.

Vumelani Mchunu, who gained instant fame when a letter he wrote to parliament’s ad hoc committee was made public on Thursday, has no stable job and the office addres.

The 33-year-old was featured on radio shows and quoted by various newspapers on Thursday and Friday after he wrote to parliament saying the PMUT, which he purports to chair, “will pay that money back on behalf of the president”.

But it has now emerged that not only is the PMUT’s address – which is given as 250 Avoca Hills in Durban – fictitious, it is also an “unregistered … non-profit organisation”.

Mchunu on Friday admitted that his organisation was unregistered and told the Sunday Times that he did not personally know Zuma.

Full story here:

http://www.timeslive.co.za/local/2014/10/14/man-who-wants-to-pay-zuma-s-r246-million-nkandla-bill-still-lives-with-mum

This from bbc.com:

Pic: bbc.comAustralia coach Ewen McKenzie resigned following their 29-28 defeat by New Zealand in Brisbane.

McKenzie oversaw defeats in Australia’s past three games and leaves less than a year before the World Cup.

The 49-year-old was also under pressure  because of a row overoffensive text messages back Kurtley Beale allegedly sent about a team official in June.

“My intention was to resign win, lose or draw,” McKenzie said. “I’ve been unhappy with a bunch of things.”

McKenzie, who took over from Robbie Deans 15 months ago, added: “The easiest thing for me is to exit stage left.

“I’ll leave you guys to speculate or ponder, I’ll write a chapter in my book.”

Australian Rugby Union (ARU) chief executive Bill Pulver said: “I did not ask Ewen to resign, but understand his decision.”

Australia take on Wales, France, Ireland and England in November.

The Wallabies are also in the same group as Wales and hosts England for the 2015 World Cup.

McKenzie won 11 of his 22 Tests in charge, including a seven-match winning streak.

But defeats by South Africa and Argentina in the Rugby Championship were followed by Saturday’s loss to the All Blacks, who scored a last-minute converted try.

Full story here:

http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/rugby-union/29673323

Public ticket sales for the 2014 Absa Currie Cup Final at DHL Newlands on Saturday, October 25 will OPEN on Tuesday, October 21 at 12h00.

All the DHL Western Province teams, the Under-19s, Under-21s and the Senior side, will be involved in ALL THREE finals at DHL Newlands next Saturday – a great achievement for the union.

Tickets can be purchased online (wprugby.ticketpros.co.za), from selected PostNet outlets and the DHL Newlands box office (Tuesday 12h00 to 16h00, Wednesday-Friday 09h00 to 16h00).

TICKET PRICES FOR THE 2014 ABSA CURRIE CUP FINAL ARE AS FOLLOWS:

SEATING
Category 1 – R350
Category 2 – R250
Category 3 – R150
Category 4 – R350
Category 5 – R200

STANDING
Category 6 – R100

* URGENT: 2014 DHL Newlands season tickets ARE NOT VALID for the final. If you are a 2014 DHL Newlands season ticket holder, PLEASE CLICK HERE NOW!

Thank you for your continued support as a DHL Newlands season ticket holder.

The 2014 rugby season is set to end with a bang at DHL Newlands, as the DHL Western Province team looks to go all the way in the Absa Currie Cup competition. Of course, this weekend’s victory over the Blue Bulls means we now have the right to host the 2014 Currie Cup Final at DHL Newlands.

URGENT ACTION REQUIRED: 2014 DHL Newlands season tickets were valid for the home semifinal, but ARE NOT VALID for the Absa Currie Cup Final on Saturday, October 25. You do however, as the season ticket holder, have the right to purchase your seats. (PLEASE NOTE: ALL Scholar Season Tickets are valid for the final!)

Please carefully follow the steps below should you wish to purchase your seats. Note you must action this by Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at 12h00. Should you not take up your tickets by the cut-off date your tickets will be released for general sale.

TICKET PRICES ARE AS FOLLOWS:
(Your ticket price is determined by the category into which your seat/s falls.)

Category 1 – R350
Category 2 – R250
Category 3 – R150
Category 4 – R350

RESERVING YOUR SEAT(S) ONLINE VIA TICKETPROS before Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at 12h00. PLEASE NOTE this facility opens on Sunday, October 19 at 12h00.

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DHL Western Province will host the Xerox Golden Lions in Cape Town in the Absa Currie Cup final after the teams won their respective semifinals on Saturday to remain the last teams standing in the competition.

DHL Western Province defeated the Vodacom Blue Bulls 31-23 in a physical encounter in Cape Town, while the Xerox Golden Lions delivered a fine performance against the Cell C Sharks in Johannesburg to register a convincing 50-20 victory.

DHL Western Province were quick on their feet throughout the clash and supported this with good decision-making on attack and a solid defensive effort. In stark contrast, the Vodacom Blue Bulls made mistakes at crucial times and missed three penalties, which cost them. The home final for DHL Western Province will mark back-to-back home finals for the Cape side and their third successive final appearance in the competition.

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