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Pic: wing Bryan Habana has been placed on standby for the Team South Africa Sevens squad at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, the South African Sports & Olympic Committee confirmed on Tuesday.

Habana’s availability followed a decision by his club Toulon, in agreement with the French Rugby Federation (FFR), to make an exception and allow Habana to play during a rest window during which all French Top 14 players are normally prohibited from playing.

The release came after the deadline for the submission of squads for the Commonwealth Games and, therefore, the leading scorer in Springbok history is unable to join the team preparing in Glasgow.

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Financial services provider Metropolitan announced that after five years of support it has ended its sponsorship of the SA Schools Football Association (SASFA) national U-16 football tournament.

Metropolitan Brand Executive, Belinda Faulkner said that the company remained committed to football development through its continued and extensive support of the annual Metropolitan Premier Cup, the nation’s leading U-19 tournament with whom the organisation has a 25-year old association.

“The SASFA U-16 tournament has given many talented young players a terrific window of opportunity and we’re proud to have been associated with it but, after a widespread assessment of all our sponsorships, we have decided to invest in other areas of community development.”

“We have however made a financial commitment to SASFA to ensure that the tournament can still go ahead this year while the association seeks alternative sources of support.”

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Tuesday, 22 July 2014 

Soweto’s Hazel Khumalo is the winner of the first season of SA’s Kitchen Queens. The bubbly, outspoken 36-year-old mother of three walked away with a R300 000 mobile catering van sponsored by Knorrox.

The 11 part show, which ended on Sunday, followed the journey of six ordinary women who compete for the title of the Ultimate South African Kitchen Queen. The six Queens tackled weekly challenges to stand a chance to win the fully equipped mobile catering kitchen.

Says Monde Twala, MD: Channels: “Congratulations to all the Kitchen Queens whose endeavours are all about the upliftment of their communities. SA’s Kitchen Queens has had a fantastic and very successful season, and we are grateful to be able to share good stories of the women who inspire in our society.”

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The City of Cape Town’s Electricity Services Department is stunned by the latest incident of vandalism in Bishop Lavis where unscrupulous thieves used grinders to demolish street lights. Read more below:

Four lamp poles in Maitland Road, between 9th and 10th Streets, have been removed after a grinder was used to cut through the metal infrastructure at about waist-height – see photos below. It was established upon further investigation that the vandals attempted, but failed, to remove another two poles.

The thieves not only took the poles, but also stole the internal wiring and fittings, most probably to sell as scrap metal.

‘It is the first time that the City has come across such brazen vandalism. The perpetrators clearly had no fear of being caught in the act, especially if one bears in mind that it would have been impossible for residents in the vicinity not to have heard the noise caused by a grinder cutting through the lamp poles,’ said the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Utility Services, Councillor Ernest Sonnenberg.

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SARU has announced a squad of 55 players to attend the SA Schools trials on Saturday, 26 July at the Barnard Stadium in Kempton Park, Johannesburg.

The SA Schools trial squad was selected by the national selectors following the conclusion of the Under-18 Coca-Cola Craven Week in Middelburg. The trials in Kempton Park will assist the national selectors to finalise the 28-man SA Schools squad for next month’s series of youth international matches featuring France, Wales and England.

In the last four years the SA Schools team, which is sponsored by Coca-Cola, participated in the series with great success by remaining unbeaten. With a healthy rugby development system in SA, they will look to repeat this feat for the fifth time in August following the decision by the English, French and Welsh Under-18 teams to return to SA this year.

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Sunday, 27 July 2014 at 6:30PM’s popular Rolling With… reality series continues with its 8th episode, and zooms in on the life of South Africa’s much loved gospel singer, Rebecca Malope.

Rebecca Malope needs no introduction – Google her and the first 20 pages highlights her music, humble beginnings and various personal life experiences. A tragedy in her family became a huge blessing in her life, as she inherited three children who now help manage her career.

In this episode,  South Africans bear witness of how her family and business life are intertwined, the colourful dynamics amongst her band members and she visit her oldest and most supportive friends in Mpumalanga.

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Mass Hysteria Comedy Parliament! If comedy had a government, this would be it :)

You cannot afford to miss this show! All the big names in comedy all on one bill right here in PE! :)

How do I enter I hear you ask? Wait, hold on, I’ll tell you!

It’s simple really, all you need to do is reply with your answer in the comment section below so you and a friend could be watching this show right here in the friendly city of Port Elizabeth.


What date will Mass Hysteria be in PE?

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 on Saturday 16th August 2014. Tickets will need to be collected at the event. and it’s staff will not be held responsible for any injuries etc that may occur at the event and neither if the show is cancelled or postponed. Please enter with an email address you check regularly. The closing date is Thursday 14th August 2014 at 1pm. 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.


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