Tweak announces 10 Anniversary tour dates

Tweak, South Africa’s favourite band from the late 90’s to the mid-Naughties, kick off their once-off 10 anniversary tour in August with a series of shows across Johannesburg and Cape Town. The band recently reformed for a once off single, ‘The A-Team’, which got extensive play listing across radio stations in South Africa. The members... Continue Reading →

The Cape Town Fashion Council takes designers to Pure London

The Cape Town Fashion Council is proud to announce that it will be venturing on a trade mission to the Pure apparel trade show in London, taking place from 2 to 4 August 2015. Twenty curated designers have been selected to participate in what is described as the UK’s [most] dynamic fashion and footwear gathering,... Continue Reading →

Du Plessis and Louw out, but Springboks turn injury corner

Du Plessis and Louw out, but Springboks turn injury corner South Africa will be without Jannie du Plessis and Francois Louw when they face Argentina in Durban next Saturday, but the Springboks could have Jean de Villiers, Fourie du Preez and Willem Alberts back while at this stage their medical team is optimistic of delivering... Continue Reading →

Springboks learn another cruel lesson in their 27-20 defeat to the All Blacks

27 JULY 2015 - Hardly putting a foot wrong, the Springboks learned another cruel lesson in their 27-20 defeat to the All Blacks in their Castle Lager Rugby Championship clash in Johannesburg on Saturday. Statistics taken for the Vodacom Rugby App demonstrate exactly how South Africa had the upper hand before New Zealand snatched the... Continue Reading →

Lima Sopoaga just made things a whole lot more interesting as New Zealand’s first five eighth cup runneth over in Johannesburg.

Suddenly All Blacks coach Steve Hansen now has four legitimate options in the most pivotal position in the game and that's with Aaron Cruden out injured. As good as Sopoaga was, the selectors are likely to want to see more than one test before rushing to conclusions. But it would be surprising if they were... Continue Reading →

OPINION: The All Blacks 27-20 win over the Springboks at Ellis Park was a bruising encounter, here’s how the Kiwis shaped up in Johannesburg.

PLAYER RATINGS - ALL BLACKS Israel Dagg 5 Some nice half moments, but his timing was off. Is not backing his pace to hit the back line, so arriving too early. Hospital pass to Kieran Read led to Willie Le Roux's try. Not to the level of his effort against Argentina. Ben Smith 7 Quiet... Continue Reading →

Ellis Park – All Backs and Springbok matches are physically and mentally brutal.

As the All Blacks' leg muscles tighten and their oxygen-deprived lungs rasp an unhealthy tune, Steve Hansen may take extra care to scrutinise his players' faces Sunday morning (NZT). Many New Zealanders know what to expect when their All Blacks meet the Springboks - injury-ravaged or otherwise - in Johannesburg because history reveals matches between... Continue Reading →

All Black Ma’a Nonu wary of Springboks’ midfield ahead of Ellis Park test

All Blacks No 12 Ma'a Nonu is expecting a stiff challenge from the raw Springboks midfield duo. Ma'a Nonu isn't listening to any chatter about the inexperienced Springboks midfield being easily fractured. Nonu, who partners-up with Conrad Smith in the All Blacks' midfield at Ellis Park on Saturday, is preparing for his last match on... Continue Reading →

Lima Sopoaga and James Broadhurst will make their test debuts against the Springboks in Johannesburg on Sat

First five-eighth Sopoaga and lock Broadhurst are the only two newcomers in an All Blacks side that still doesn't include left wing Julian Savea because Steve Hansen wants him to improve his fitness before unleashing him against the Wallabies. Sopoaga, 24, will travel to Ellis Park in the knowledge he is surrounded by familiar faces;... Continue Reading →

Eight changes and Heinrich Brüssow back for Springboks against New Zealand

The Springbok team to face New Zealand for the 90th time shows eight changes to the match-23 to that which did duty against Australia for the second match in the condensed Castle Lager Rugby Championship at Emirates Airline Park in Johannesburg on Saturday. Heinrich Brüssow will make his first start for the Springboks since the... Continue Reading →

Schalk Burger takes over as Springbok captain

Experienced loose forward Schalk Burger will become the 55th Springbok captain on Saturday when he leads South Africa out against New Zealand at Emirates Airline Park in Johannesburg. The 32-year-old Burger has been named interim captain, in the absence of the injured Jean de Villiers and Victor Matfield. He assumes the captaincy from Matfield, who... Continue Reading →

Matfield, Coetzee doubtful New Zealand Test on Saturday at Ellis Park

Matfield, Coetzee doubtful New Zealand Test Springbok captain Victor Matfield and flank Marcell Coetzee are both doubtful for the second Test in the Castle Lager Rugby Championship, on Saturday in Johannesburg against New Zealand. Both players were forced to leave the field last Saturday against Australia – Matfield with a hamstring strain and Coetzee with... Continue Reading →

Jannie du Plessis and a Bok Preview for today against Australia kick off 12h05

There is a video spoof doing the rounds on social media titled “What Hitler thinks of the selection of Jannie du Plessis.” It is very amusing indeed, with Hitler ranting about what an (alleged) “has-been” the older du Plessis has become, but not so funny if you are Doctor Jannie or even his brother, Bismarck.... Continue Reading →

Mighty McCaw and his All Black Squad for next week against Boks

Dan Carter has been left out of the 31-man All Blacks squad to play the Rugby Championship test against South Africa in Johannesburg on July 26. Highlanders first five-eighth Lima Sopoaga has been preferred as the third No 10 behind Beauden Barrett and Colin Slade, as the All Blacks selectors look to assess all their... Continue Reading →

UP and away Aggressive All Blacks power past Argentina in Christchurch

The All Blacks have beaten Argentina 39-18 in the first match of the Rugby Championship. Given the circumstances, no-one's jaws sagged when the All Blacks overwhelmed Argentina 39-18 in Christchurch on Friday night. The All Blacks weren't perfect - they are sure to look over their defensive structures after Argentina captain and hooker Agustin Creevy... Continue Reading →

All Blacks skipper Richie McCaw expects swift improvement against Argentina

The All Blacks had their captain's run at Christchurch's AMI Stadium on Thursday ahead of Friday's test with Argentina. Richie McCaw wasn't required to fire some verbal shots at his men after their sloppy display in Apia last week. The All Blacks may have survived the onslaught from plucky Samoa at Apia Park, winning 25-16,... Continue Reading →

To put it bluntly, the serious stuff starts now for the All Blacks

. The All Blacks' selectors have reduced their risk exposure by naming a near full-strength side to face Argentina in the Rugby Championship opener on Friday night, but the reality is that some players' World Cup chances could be damaged if they fail to fire at AMI Stadium. Coach Steve Hansen has cautioned his men... Continue Reading →

Schalk Burger the new Bok number 8 for Saturday against Australia

Schalk Burger is back in the Springboks’ starting line-up for Saturday’s Castle Lager Rugby Championship opener against Australia at the Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane. Burger’s inclusion at No 8, after a great performance as replacement against the World XV last weekend in Cape Town, is one of five changes to the Springboks’ match-23 for this... Continue Reading →

All Blacks with new cap Waisake Naholo to play Argentina in Christchurch Friday 17 July has been named.

The All Blacks team to play Argentina at AMI Stadium, Christchurch, on Friday 17 July in the Investec Rugby Championship-opening match has been named. Exciting winger Waisake Naholo will make his Test debut, and another new All Black, hooker Codie Taylor, is on the reserves bench. The team is: 1. Tony Woodcock (111) 2. Keven... Continue Reading →

Poet Siphokazi Jonas will present her new production Around the Fire – Saturday, 25 July

Poet Siphokazi Jonas will present her new production, Around the Fire, on Saturday, 25 July, at The Warehouse, 12 Plantation Road in Wetton. The UCT graduate, and former Queenstown local, holds a Masters degree in English literature, as well as a Bachelor of Arts degree in Drama and English. This vital and voracious poet has... Continue Reading →

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