Sunday, February 17, 2008

Sunday Sport Roundup

The Super 14 began with bang this weekend. The Bulls lost Bryan Habana (for a month) while trouncing the Stormers, the Cheetahs lose by 1 point to the Lions, the Blues crush the Chiefs and the title holders (Sharks) beat the Force by 7 points.

The results are:
Crusaders 34 - 3 Brumbies
Reds 22 - 16 Highlanders
Sharks 17 - 10 Western Force
Blues 32 - 14 Chiefs
Waratahs 10 - 3 Hurricanes
Stormers 9 - 16 Bulls
Cheetahs 22 - 23 Lions

The Currents Standings:




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SAA Tennis Open was won by top seed Ivan Ljubicic of Croatia. He scored an emphatic 7-6 (7-2) 6-4 victory over second seed Stefan Koubek, of Austria, to capture the title at the Selborne Club earlier today.

Ljubicic admitted earlier in the week he was under pressure back home for choosing to play the SAA Tennis Open rather than the bigger event this week in Marseille.

ABSA PSL current standings have the Urban Warriors on top with the local favourites, Chiefs, trailing near the bottom:

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1. Ajax Cape Town 17 9 5 3 25 14 11 32
2. SuperSport United 17 9 3 5 18 13 5 30
3. BidVest Wits 17 8 5 4 18 17 1 29
4. Orlando Pirates 17 8 3 6 25 18 7 27
5. Free State Stars 17 7 6 4 24 18 6 27
6. Golden Arrows 17 6 6 5 20 19 1 24
7. Moroka Swallows 16 6 4 6 21 23 -2 22
8. Bloem Celtic 16 6 4 6 14 16 -2 22
9. Mamelodi Sundowns 16 5 6 5 21 20 1 21
10. AmaZulu 16 5 5 6 15 16 -1 20
11. Thanda Royal Zulu 17 5 4 8 17 20 -3 19
12. Engen Santos 16 4 7 5 12 19 -7 19
13. Kaizer Chiefs 16 3 9 4 16 13 3 18
14. Platinum Stars 16 4 6 6 16 22 -6 18
15. Black Leopards 17 4 2 11 16 22 -6 14
16. Jomo Cosmos 16 2 7 7 10 18 -8 13

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Ashley Callie

It is with grief that I have to report the death of one of South Africa's finest actresses. Ashley Callie died yesterday, friday 15 February, due to injuries sustained during a vehicle accident. She was 33 years old.

"The young Miss Callie was special because her life is a testament of the unmistakable African talent that has emerged in the post-apartheid society to capture and reflect the essence of change and transformation through the small screen

"Her rise to continent-wide recognition was essentially linked to the multi-award winning soapie, Isidingo which has established itself as the ultimate yardstick of a meaningful and relevant television production that is intuitively connected to the spirit of a new society." Said Pallo Jordan, minister of Arts and Culture.

Ashley Callie was best known for role as Lee Haines on local soapie Isidingo. She won a 2006 Best Actress award is one of four actresses nominated for this year's Stars of Mzansi Awards.

My prayers and thoughts are with the Callie family during thier time of grief.

Ashley, rest in piece. You are, and will always be missed.

Tributes can be made on this website Ashley Callie

Sunday, February 3, 2008

Sunday Sport Roundup

Sevens Rugby - Wellington, New Zealand

It was a bittersweet day for South Africa, who in spite of losing in the cup quarterfinals to unfancied Tonga, still managed to win the plate-trophy at the International Rugby Board’s Sevens in Wellington, New Zealand, on Saturday.

Results (Final)
Cup – Final: NZ 22-17 Samoa.
Plate – Final: SA 19-12 Wales.
Bowl – Final: England 12-5 Argentina.
Shield – Final: USA 22-17 Kenya.

Cricket - South Africa

The Proteas appear set to achieve a five-nil whitewash when they take on the West Indies in the fifth and final MTN one-day international at the Wanderers today.

S. Africa won the first four matches comfortably and the West Indies are unlikely to turn things around in the final match, but what may make things more difficult for the South Africans is the emotion surrounding the departure of South Africa's leading wicket-taker, Shaun Pollock.
The red-headed allrounder announced during the last test against the West Indies in January that he was retiring from international cricket, and that the ODI series against the West Indies would be his last.

Golf - Dubai

Tiger Woods' tournament winning streak was in dire danger of being halted as he entered the final round of the Dubai Desert Classic today.
He led after the first two rounds but fell victim to a wayward driver in yesterday's third round (73) which left him four strokes behind leader South African Ernie Els (65) and three behind Swede Henrik Stenson (68).
Els is a three-times winner here, the most ever, and Swede Stenson is a Dubai resident and the defending champion.

A1 Grand Prix - Sydney, Australia

A1 Team South Africa scored its second win of the season when 21-year-old Adrian Zaugg, in the race of his young career, scored a faultless victory in atrocious conditions in round six of the A1GP World Cup of Motorsport today.

The South African made an excellent start from sixth on the standing start grid and was up to third in turn two behind Switzerland's Neel Jani and Robbie Kerr of Great Britain.
A series of quickest laps of the race helped Zaugg and the distinctively liveried Vulindlela build up a healthy gap over the rest of the field and, after a slick pit stop, he rejoined the race on lap 29 with a 6,5-second lead over Swiss driver, Neel Jani. At half distance, on lap 21, he was 11 sec clear of the rest of the field.

Current Log:
1 Switzerland - 79 pts
2 France - 60 pts
3 New Zealand - 59 pts
4 Great Britain - 48 pts
5 South Africa - 47 pts

The next race takes place in Durban, South Africa on 24 February 2008.

Friday, February 1, 2008

Artist of the Month

This month's feature artist is Danny K.

Danny K (full name Danny Koppel) was born 8 September 1977 and has become one of South Africas most successful, versatile and accomplished recording artists. With a string of chart-topping hits and award winning albums to his name, Danny K has become a household name in South Africa, and has reached international superstar status.

A couple of career highlights include:

  • Being the first South African musician to perform on the legendary Oprah Winfrey Show in Chicago.
  • Multiple nominee at the SAMAs (South African Music Awards) - winner of the 2005 SAMA for Best Pop Album, for his collaboration with Mandoza, titled Same Difference .
  • Numerous other awards including: 2 Consecutive Kids Choice Awards, 2 Consecutive Crystal Awards (Peoples Choice Awards), You Magazine Award-Best SA Musician, SA STYLE award
  • String of number one, top ten singles and Gold albums in his career.
  • Ambassador for Nelson Mandelas 46664 Campaign to fight Aids in Africa.
  • Established his own Record, Production, Publishing and Management Companies.
  • Groundbreaking collaborative album with Kwaito (African Hip Hop) star Mandoza titled SAME DIFFERENCE, sold GOLD in 2 weeks-enormous numbers in the SA market.
  • Toured, double billed and performed in South Africa with the likes of Usher, Craig David, Puff Daddy, Ladysmith Black Mombazo, Eric Benet, Bob Geldof, U2, Queen, Beyonce, Ludacris, Will Smith, Annie Lennox, Christina Aguilera, Deborah Cox and Diana Ross.
Below is his music video for Unfrozen, off his 4th album This is My Time. Enjoy

Visit Danny K's site at

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

General Updates

Cape Town for Monopoly

Monopoly is designing a news board. Instead of the traditional street names being placed on the board, City names will be shown.
Heres the catch, they need you to vote for your city, which for us South Africans means the beautiful Cape Town. The 20 cities with the most votes gets placed on the board and the two wild card cities with the most nominations are added.
Currently, Cape Town is number 14 with 1.9% of the votes.

Check out and vote.