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Johannesburg – Eskom has started load shedding in some areas, the power utility’s website says.

“We are currently load shedding in Stage 1 in some areas due to high demand or urgent maintenance being performed at certain power stations,” the website said.

This comes after Eskom spokesman Andrew Etzinger said on Friday morning that the power supply was “highly constrained” and that people should be prepared for power cuts this weekend.

“Power consumers should check the schedules onlineto familiarise themselves regarding outage times so they are prepared,” Etzinger said.

“We are doing all we can to avoid it,” he said. People should consume as little electricity as possible.

Etzinger said Eskom would keep the public informed at all times.

Eskom earlier warned of renewed risks of load shedding saying that unforeseen technical problems including poor-quality coal delivered to certain power stations and the effect of the Majuba power station not being back to full production following the collapse of the silo and boiler tube leaks at certain stations, were putting the power system at risk.

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GEORGE will be the setting when two community clubs with a combined 200 years of history and tradition clash in the televised opening match of Cell C Community Cup 2015, SARU confirmed on Friday.

In what promises to be a vibrant Western Cape derby, SWD champions Evergreens, who finished eighth in the inaugural Community Cup last year, will host Boland champions United Bulk Villagers Worcester when the third edition of the national championship for non-Varsity clubs kicks off on 21 February.

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With an uncompromising design that marries function and aesthetic like never before, adidas Originals presents a new footwear silhouette – the Tubular. Born from some of the brand’s most creative minds, the Tubular echoes the fearlessness found in the world of sports and channels this directness into a bold new silhouette that is as streamlined, as it is headstrong.

The Tubular’s namesake is its unique outsole design, inspired by inner tire tubes, which features dual-density EVA for unbeatable comfort. Partnered with stabilising plates, the Tubular supports the wearer with a firm stance, whilst sacrifices nothing in the way of aesthetic. A sock-fit neoprene upper continues the contemporary street look and features printed overlays that provide additional support.

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The City of Cape Town is pleased to announce that it is once again leading the way in digital inclusion on the African continent. By the end of June 2015 free Wi-Fi will be provided at 61 City buildings across the metro. Wi-Fi will be provided both inside public buildings, via our 102 SmartCape Computer facilities, and externally via 61 public access hotspots in areas where members of the public congregate and queue for services.

These external public amenities include clinics, administration buildings, traffic departments, fire stations and public transport interchanges in areas such as Langa, Nyanga, Uitsig, Valhalla Park, Athlone and Atlantis. Each access point will cost between R60 000 and R100 000 to install.

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I had this endless argument (discussion as she would call it) with my girlfriend in regards to the amount of shirts, in particular the amount of check-shirts that i owned in my wardrobe. I had to come up with a plan with what i was going to do with all these shirts, as i felt at some point she would donate all the shirts to some hospice sooner or later.

I remember soon after Chris Brown dropped his hit song ”Loyal”, in the music video we saw him pull off the ”shirt-wrapped-around-waist” trend which if i recall we used to do as kids when you were tired of having to carry your jacket/shirt around but would end up wrapping it around your waist. But as adults after a few well known celebrities and hip-hop artist starting doing these things it all becomes normal at this age or so we seem to feel.

This left me with no choice, thanks to the help of Breezy with just the right idea and option i needed to put the shirts i had to a good, very good use. I had to find some inspiration before going ahead and doing this, as i know my girlfriend too well and she wouldn’t let me down easily if i came up with this plan and it failed. If it had to fail i think that much more than just my shirts  would have ended up at the local hospice.

Check out the ”shirt-wrapped-around-waist” trend just as it is meant to be done. If these guys could do it, sure we all could.


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Springbok Women Sevens coach Renfred Dazel on Thursday said the excitement in his squad was building with nine days to go before they depart for Dubai for the opening World Rugby Sevens World Series tournament.

The event will be hosted at the Dubai Sevens Fields on December 4 and 5.

The squad has been training since mid-October for the seasoning-opening event, which will mark their debut as one of the core teams on the World Series circuit. They qualified for the tournament in Hong Kong in September.

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JOHANNESBURG – The South African Revenue Service (Sars) is flexing its muscles to preserve assets to ensure tax collection, a tax expert says.

Arguably the most widely reported preservation order handed down over the past year has been for the preservation of Mark Krok’s assets. Krok is a former South African businessman.

This followed a request from the Australian Tax Authority and effectively secured all Krok’s assets to the value of R297 million for the collection of unpaid tax debt of R249 million owed to the Australian Taxation Office.

Madelein Grobler, corporate tax consultant at KPMG, explains that a preservation order is an order of the court to prevent a taxpayer from disposing or removing assets.

A preservation order differs from an attachment order. An attachment order will allow Sars to sell the taxpayer’s assets, while a preservation order only allows Sars to safeguard the taxpayer’s assets.

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