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15 October 2018 5:18 PM SA artists 'humiliated' in Australia over heritage music performance

Local artists are upset at being sidelined at an international event designed to promote South African heritage. In a Facebook post, promoter Beryl Crosher-Segers expressed her frustration that an Australian event on October 14 designed to showcase local culture to an Australian audience. "I am a show producer and my show coincided with this SA Tourism 30

13 October 2018 8:30 AM Duane to play for Bulls in 2019 and 2020

Cape Town - The Bulls are reportedly set to announce the signing of Springbok No 8 Duane Vermeulen. It was reported by in August that the Bulls had beaten the Stormers in the race to sign Vermeulen, and according to Netwerk24, the Pretoria franchise could make the announcement official within the next few days. The Afrikaans publication reported on Saturday 69

01 October 2018 12:38 PM Chris Chameleon stars in alt-right lobby group AfriForum's new music video

Cape Town - Alt-right lobby group AfriForum has released an Afrikaans music video starring five local singers including former Boo! singer Chris Chameleon. According to the group’s YouTube page the song is a musical composition of “Die Gelofte” - an oath that was written by Sarel Cilliers in 1838 before the Battle of Blood River. The battle was fought 32

25 September 2018 7:46 AM Straeuli to leave Lions for Bulls?

Cape Town - Rudolf Straeuli is being linked with the Bulls CEO position. According to Netwerk24, Straeuli’s name is on them shortlist for the position to be vacated by Barend van Graan at the end of January next year. Straeuli, who is the current CEO of the Lions, was quoted over the weekend as saying he did not apply for the Bulls CEO position, but the understanding 30

18 September 2018 3:57 PM Lesufi on FF+ charges against him

Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi says the Freedom Front Plus' (FF+) insinuation that he wants to abolish Afrikaans at schools is nothing more than "petty politics". "We have never insinuated that Afrikaans will be abolished. This is petty politics and [I] really don't take such [statements seriously]. We will never be deterred to make all our schools 25

11 September 2018 3:13 PM Boks to back Jesse Kriel at wing?

Cape Town - Jesse Kriel could start at right wing for the Springboks when they tackle the All Blacks in a Rugby Championship encounter in Wellington on Saturday. According to Netwerk24, whose reporter Hendrik Cronje is in New Zealand covering the Boks, coach Rassie Erasmsus could pick Kriel ahead of the inexperienced Cheslin Kolbe at right wing. Kolbe 41

09 September 2018 8:00 AM Whitaker to play Tutu in new film

Forest Whitaker seems to have a proclivity for playing African characters. He portrayed Idi Amin in The Last King of Scotland, Madiba in 2013’s Nelson Mandela and is now portraying Archbishop Desmond Tutu in a new film called The Forgiven. Set around South Africa’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission, it sees the bishop wrestling with a letter begging 76

30 August 2018 4:22 PM BLF, Orania among 'broad spectrum' of speakers to address constitutional review committee on land

The Joint Constitutional Review Committee (CRC) has invited a range of speakers including Black First Land First (BLF) and the whites-only community of Orania to address it on land expropriation without compensation. In fact, Orania will speak to the committee right after the BLF next Wednesday, according to the proposed programme, which the committee 51

23 August 2018 6:36 AM SA athletics giant John van Reenen dies

Cape Town - South African athletics giant John van Reenen passed away at the age of 71 on Tuesday. Van Reenen made headlines in 1975 when he broke the discus world record. During apartheid, Van Reenen left South Africa to study at Washington State University where he was pursuing his art studies on a scholarship. He studied Fine Art throughout his athletics 32

20 August 2018 9:31 AM Papier says no thanks to Stormers

Cape Town - Springbok and Bulls scrumhalf Embrose Papier has reportedly turned down an offer to play for the Stormers. Afrikaans publication Netwerk24 reported on Sunday that the 21-year-old had signed a new three-year deal to stay at the Bulls. The report added that the Stormers were interested in Papier’s services as they viewed him as a replacement 44