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Pic: SOUTH AFRICA (CSA) today announced the appointment of Shukri Conrad as National Academy Head Coach and Lawrence Mahatlane as National under-19 team Head Coach.

“I would like to congratulate both individuals on their respective appointments and wish them well as we re-organise ourselves for greater success in future,” commented CSA Chief Executive, Haroon Lorgat. “I would also like to thank Ray Jennings for his fantastic service as our under-19 Head Coach over the past nine years.

“Change is inevitable and these new appointments follow the restructuring put forward through the Cricket Pipeline Committee and approved by the Board in February.”

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The City of Cape Town and the rest of the multi-agency Marine Law Enforcement Task Team checked almost 1 000 fishing permits over the Easter Weekend, which marked the closure of the recreational West Coast rock lobster season. This success could not have been achieved without the hard work from the City, its partners and the cooperation from members of the public. Read more below:

The City of Cape Town and the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries embarked on a high visibility law enforcement operation over the Easter Weekend as part of the City’s integrated approach to marine law enforcement.

Monday 21 April 2014 marked the closure of the recreational West Coast rock lobster season and many recreational fishers caught their allocated quotas over the Easter Weekend. In total 2 095 West Coast rock lobsters were caught – most of which were landed at the Kommetjie slipway.

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In an exceptional move set to revitalize cricket on the African continent and kick-start the domestic season in September 2014 in style, six teams from Africa and six South African franchises will contest the Global Softech Sixes at SuperSport Park in Centurion.

South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Namibia, Zimbabwe and Kenya will feature in a six-a-side-format with an African Cup Challenge up for grabs from the 4th to the 7th September.

The Unlimited Titans, the Nashua Mobile Cape Cobras, the Sunfoil Dolphins, the Chevrolet Knights, the bizhub Highveld Lions and the Chevrolet Warriors will go toe to toe in a Franchise Challenge at SuperSport Park, also from 4th to 7th September. Both challenges would form part of the Global Softech Sixes.

The tournament-concept was initiated and conceptualized by The Unlimited Titans.

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Pretoria – A 60-40 quota favouring black players would not be imposed on anybody, Sport Minister Fikile Mbalulasaid in Pretoria on Wednesday after meeting three minority groups.

“Talking is not endless, but we need to find each other.

“I am not imposing any 60-40 onto anybody.

“I’ve talked to the federations,” Mbalula said after a meeting with lobby group AfriForum, trade union Solidarity and the Freedom Front Plus.

The meeting followed an announcement that quotas would be imposed before the May 7 national elections.

“I am not going to sit as a minister in government and ignore South Africans that have concerns about the positions we’ve taken.”

Mbulula said he had an obligation to everyone.

“That is why I am happy about this meeting. At least I know what to do next.”

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Pic: eonline.comBachelorette contestant Eric Hill has passed away today from injuries he suffered from a serious paragliding accident on Sunday. He was 32. Hill was a contestant on this season of The Bachelorette vying for Andi Dorfman‘s affection. The show will premiere May 19. Hill had already finished production and had been eliminated off the series at the time of the accident.

“Eric shared his final journey with us this morning as all his immediate family were able to be at his side when he passed away,” Hill’s sister, Karen Tracy, wrote on Facebook. “Thank you to all of your love and support and prayers and fasting. It was amazing to be with so many of his friends and family yesterday in the hospital who came to express their love for Eric. He gave us such a gift of a life fully lived and fully shared, and allowed us all to be a part of his last adventure here on earth. It is hard to think of life without his bright spark, but we know he is on to new adventures. We look forward to carrying on his legacy here and greeting him joyfully again someday. I love you so much, little brother!”

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