All Blacks squad named for Rugby World Cup 2015

Chalk up another victory for traditional Fijian healing methods. Barely six weeks after Waisake Naholo limped off with a broken leg on test debut, the Taranaki and Highlanders wing bolted into the All Blacks' World Cup squad of 31, named on Sunday. The 24-year-old was the big talking point of the announcement at the Beehive... Continue Reading →

The 31-man Springbok squad for England for the Rugby World Cup.

Three Test centurions, Victor Matfield, Bryan Habana and Jean de Villiers, have been included in the 31-man Springbok squad that will travel to England next month for the Rugby World Cup. De Villiers will captain the Springboks at the global rugby showpiece and Matfield is vice-captain, with Schalk Burger providing captaincy back-up. Matfield and Burger... Continue Reading →

Important meeting tonight : What is the role of the artist in post-apartheid South Africa?

Three decades ago, in 1985, a state-of-emergency was declared in response to the growing opposition to apartheid. Artists – musicians, theatre-makers, visual artists, filmmakers, writers, etc – were deeply involved in the struggle against apartheid, often using their art as “weapons of struggle”. What about the current situation, South Africa 2015? Should artists be engaged... Continue Reading →

: HEART TOP 40 – 22 August 2015 The A &R for Timo ODV at number 9 on the chart was done by Nic Burger who will be at Music Exchange from 25/26 September

The A &R for Timo ODV at number 9 on the chart was done by Nic Burger who will be at Music Exchange from 25 -26 September at Market Hall GrandWest RJ Benjamin at number 40 will also be at #mex15 HEART TOP 40 - 22 August 2015 POS ARTIST SONG TITLE MOVE L/W PEAK... Continue Reading →

Sauti za Busara: Zanzibar music festival cancelled for 2016

Sauti za Busara: Zanzibar music festival cancelled The festival promotes local businesses and culture East Africa's most popular international music festival, Sauti za Busara in Zanzibar, has been cancelled next year because of a lack of funding. The festival, whose name means "sounds of wisdom", is held every February. For the past 12 years, it... Continue Reading →

Boks in Buenos Aires with the Sword of Democles over the coaches head

In the 1960s, it was South African coaches that went to Argentina and taught them how to play rugby, but who could have predicted back then that the mighty Springboks would return decades later in trepidation, and with the coach’s index finger hovering over the panic button. In Argentina, any rugby follower knows and reveres... Continue Reading →

All Blacks side to play Australia in the Bledisloe Cup decider against Australia at Eden Park, Auckland, on Saturday 15 August has been named.

The team is: (with Test caps in brackets) Starting XV: 1. Tony Woodcock (114) 2. Dane Coles (29) 3. Owen Franks (71) 4. Brodie Retallick (20) 5. Samuel Whitelock (65) 6. Victor Vito (27) 7. Richie McCaw - captain (141) 8. Kieran Read (76) 9. Aaron Smith (40) 10. Daniel Carter (105) 11. Julian Savea... Continue Reading →

Graham Ward has done amazing work and he is speaking at Music Exchange in September

Over the span of his career he has worked with Paul McCartney, Tom Jones, Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones, Roger Daltrey, Jon Anderson, Donna Summer, Mark Knopfler, Ray Charles, Bee Gees, Lulu, Toni Braxton, The Supremes, Paul Young, Haircut 100, Nick Heyward, Judy Colins, Ben E. King, Johnny Mathis, The Adventurers, John 5, Chris De... Continue Reading →

Are Jean de Villiers and Marcel Coetzee in doubt for the Rugby World Cup ?

The question could not have been put straighter to Springbok team doctor Craig Roberts: “Is Jean de Villiers in doubt for the Rugby World Cup?” The 34-year-old’s return to the Test arena after eight months of painful rehabilitation from a potentially career ending knee injury could not have ended worse at Kings Park. He saw... Continue Reading →

Boks give utterly deplorable performance and lose to Argentina for 1st time ever

It seemed like the end of the world for the Springboks last night, and indeed it is perhaps the end of their realistic World Cup ambitions for 2015 given their utterly deplorable performance, but the sun rose again today, just as it always does, and never would have it been more glorious than in Argentina... Continue Reading →

All Blacks get a massive pre-World Cup wake up call after 27 -19 loss in Sydney

An inaccurate All Blacks side has had the Rugby Championship ripped from their grasp by the Wallabies during a dramatic test match in Sydney. Michael Cheika's Wallabies also have one hand on the Bledisloe Cup after their 27-19 win at ANZ Stadium gave the All Blacks a pre-World Cup wake up call. There were two... Continue Reading →

Soon no one will be able to deny that Richie McCaw is the greatest player of the professional age.

Soon no one, not even those fixated with his supposed capacity to operate outside the laws, will be able to deny that Richie McCaw is the greatest player of the professional age. Maybe even by later tonight that will be the case as McCaw will play his 141st test and join Brian O'Driscoll as the... Continue Reading →

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