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first_imgGet live NHL Stanley Cup playoff updates, news and analysis during Game 5 of the Sharks’ second-round series against the Colorado Avalanche Saturday at 7 p.m. at SAP Center.It’s down to a best-of-3 series after the Avalanche tied the series at 2-2 with a 3-0 victory over the Sharks on Thursday night. Colorado came up big as red-hot Nathan MacKinnon and goalie Philipp Grubauer prevented San Jose from grabbing a 3-1 series lead. MacKinnon’s second-period goal was the winner and …last_img


first_img23 May 2008As the police and the army move to contain the violence against foreign nationals in parts of the country, a growing number of South Africans are taking action against xenophobia, and stepping up to help the thousands of people displaced by the violence.“The recent upsurge of violence in Johannesburg calls for a response from everyone, not only government and the police,” the Movement For Good says on its For Good website.The For Good website offers practical ways for ordinary people to help the victims and to bring a permanent end to the violence.Places where members of the public can drop off food, blankets or clothing, where they can go to volunteer their help, or how to make cash contributions, are all listed on the site – along with stories of what For Good members are already doing in response to the situation.South Africans have been responding generously to calls by relief aid organisations to help provide emergency relief to those affected by xenophobic attacks.The South African Red Cross Society said the support of the public had, by Monday, enabled it to provide assistance to more than 6 000 people. Red Cross staff and volunteers, working in shifts and “often in dangerous and difficult conditions”, have been providing first aid and distributing food, blankets and hygiene and baby kits.More donations are still needed, however, and the organisation has urged the public to visit the Red Cross website or call their national office on 021 532 0202 to find out what and how they should donate.Meanwhile, a march in solidarity with foreign nationals it to take place in Johannesburg on Saturday, starting at the Pieter Roos Park on Empire Road, near Hillbrow, at 9am.SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publicationor on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more


first_imgThe state-of-the-art facility opened its doors to top-flight football in January when local teams Kaizer Chiefs, Supersport United and Wits competed in a four-team tournament that also included Danish side Bronby IF. 19 February 2010 “The Polokwane/Mankweng Hospital Complex is ready and available to offer acceptable medical services during the soccer show and beyond. Our hospitality facilities have also been improved with some of the lodges and hotels already fully booked,” Mathale said. Mathale said all security measures were properly resourced, capacitated and in a state of readiness. The medical and emergency services have been improved in line with the requirements of the tournament. Limpopo Premier Cassel Mathale said during his state of the province address in Polokwane this week that the people of Limpopo could not contain their joy when the province was chosen to host matches during the 2010 Fifa World Cup, saying it was now fully prepared for the soccer spectacular. Limpopo ‘ready and fully prepared’ The formal contractual handover was done in November last year, and the final handover to the Polokwane municipality was on 14 January, when the contractor moved out of the site. Polokwane’s 2010 marketing and communications manager Mantlako Sebaka told BuaNews that as far as their agreement and timeline goes, they will officially hand over the stadium to Fifa on 24 May. The R1.3-billion, 45 000-seater Peter Mokaba Stadium in Polokwane is ready to be handed over to Fifa, with Limpopo province declaring itself “fully prepared” for the 2010 Fifa World Cup. Construction of the stadium, which started in March 2007, took 32 months to complete. Greece, Argentina, Paraguay, New Zealand, France and Mexico will all play their World Cup first round matches at the new stadium. The new stadium has been built adjacent to the old stadium to form the Peter Mokaba Sports Complex. From its surroundings, the R1.3-billion development has created a landmark for the city and the entire province. Source: BuaNewslast_img read more


first_imgThe Cape Town Electronic Music Festival, to be held from 10-12 February 2017, showcases the cream of the crop in international and local dance music. Here are five must-see South Africa acts this year.Cape Town hosts the best in international and South African dance music at the sixth annual Cape Town Electronic Music Festival held from 10-12 February 2017. (Image: Pixabay CC0 Public Domain)CD AndersonThe Cape Town Electronic Music Festival (CTEMF) is now in its sixth year and has gone from strength to strength as the South African dance music and electronica scenes have evolved over the last two decades.Held at the Cape Town City Hall from 10-12 February 2017, the festival will feature 64 acts on five stages.There is also a smaller companion CTEMF Connect JHB Festival to be held at Truth nightclub in Johannesburg over the same dates, with headliners appearing at both events.Headline performers this year include Ninja Tune Records electronica pioneers Coldcut, legendary turntablist Peanut Butter Wolf and Canadian hip hop producer Ryan Hemsworth. South African acts include house music DJs Jullian Gomes and Jazzuelle, as well as Cape Town hip hop prodigy Youngsta, among many others.The festival covers an assortment of sub-genres of electronic dance music, including popular favourites house and techno music in all its varieties, as well as experimental, hip hop and chill out.There will also be a number of music workshops before and during the festival, starting on 7 February, during the Cape Town festival that will bring together some of the performers with burgeoning local talent and fans.For more information on the festival, visit the CTEMF website.Some of the local artists performing at the festivalKid Fonque (DJ)Kid Fonque has been a South African electronic music stable for more than 20 years, DJing, producing and mentoring new talent across all styles of dance music, from bass and bossa nova to hip hop and house. As well as an in-demand club DJ, the Kid also has a radio show on 5FM and runs his own label, Stay True Sounds. He has performed around the world, presenting South African sounds to clubbers in Asia and Europe.Listen to his mix of South African electronic music, created exclusively for CTEMF 2017:Zaki Ibrahim (Singer)<ahref=”http://zakiibrahim.bandcamp.com/album/every-opposite”>Every Opposite by Zaki Ibrahim</a>Born in Canada, the daughter of former South African radio broadcaster Zane Ibrahim, Zaki is now based permanently in Cape Town, following an impressive 15-year singing career in Ontario and Toronto that earned her a reputation as a formidable live performer. Her music blends a modern electronica sound with nu-soul, hip hop and world music elements. After self-releasing a number of EPs, Zaki released her first full-length album, Every Opposite, in 2012. She has collaborated with a number of international and local artists, including King Britt, DJ Spinna and Spoek Mathambo.Watch her perform live in Cape Town:Moonchild Sanelly (Singer)Best known for her catchy electro pop radio hit Rabubi in 2014, Sanelly has since been creating a buzz in music circles for her style and talent. Her recent successful European tour and a well-received showcase at the SXSW music festival in Austin, Texas, both in 2016, have set her up for certain global success. She has collaborated with a host of South African artists, including Thandiswa Mazwai and Toya Delazy.Watch the music video for Rabubi:STAB Virus (DJs/producers)Makonwabe Bekwa and Siphe Tebeka are the techno house duo behind the hugely popular club hit The Unknown Song. Dance music legend Laurent Garnier called the song one of his favourite tracks of the year. The duo’s live sets, which move fluidly from traditional techno into more all-embracing, African-influenced fare at some of the country’s biggest music festivals and clubs, are considered legendary.Listen to The Unknown Song:Yeti (DJ)Self-described as a creator of “dark melodic bass-driven songs filled with dynamic drops and clean breaks”, Yeti is a Cape Town techno DJ. He is considered one of South Africa’s most dynamic live DJs, combining cutting-edge skill with a knack for finding the right song for the right moment. His set at the 2016 Rocking The Daisies festival has been lauded as one of the best DJ sets in South Africa over the last 10 years.Listen to a live set recording by Yeti:Source: CTEMF websiteWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more