Matriek op 61: Zuma wens geluk | Beeld

Sipho Mabuse

Sipho Mabuse

Die “hoogste eer” het die legendariese musikant Sipho (Hotstix) Mabuse te beurt geval: ’n gelukwensing van pres. Jacob Zuma nadat hy matriek op 61-jarige ouderdom verwerf het.

via Matriek op 61: Zuma wens geluk | Beeld.

Sipho Mabuse – Matriek op 61: Zuma wens geluk | Die Beeld Today 31 July 2012

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President Jacob Zuma congratulates Sipho “Hotstix” Mabuse on completing his Matric

30 July 2012

President Jacob Zuma wishes to congratulate one of the legendary South African musicians, Sipho “Hotstix” Mabuse, on completing his Matric at the age of 61 years.

“On behalf of Government and the people of South Africa, we extend our sincere congratulations to Sipho “Hotstix” Mabuse for achieving this amazing milestone at his age,” said President Zuma.

“You are indeed an inspiration to all of us by showing us that one is never too old for education. We admire your tenacity, discipline and your zeal to succeed and wish you well in all your future endeavours,” said President Zuma.

Enquiries: Mac Maharaj mediaenquiries.

Issued by: The Presidency


Interview with Radio Algoa by Rory Petzer Monday 30 July 2012

The Cape side still have not won a trophy since their Currie Cup win in 2001.

There might not have been silverware at stake yesterday at a highly emotional Newlands but for the Sharks this victory against the odds will rank right up there with the most valued in their echelon of famous wins, just about rivalling their Currie Cup wins. And their might yet be a trophy in store for them after this Super Rugby semi-final victory put them on a plane this morning to a grand final against the Chiefs in Hamilton.

The cheers from New Zealand, from the Waikato region in particular, would have been resounding as the second-placed Chiefs on the final log standings thus won the right to host the final after the first-placed team choked on their champers.

Champagne across the Cape was indeed taken out of ice and put back into dusty cellars as wine country was transformed into the whine variety. The Cape side still have not won a trophy since their Currie Cup win in 2001.

There were only a sprinkling of black-and-white jerseys among a multitude of blue ones at Newlands but any KwaZulu-Natalian in the Cape yesterday was privileged indeed as their rugby team made a mockery of media predictions across the Cape that their team would be hosting a final next week. Capetonians simply did not believe they could lose and newspaper coverage across the Western Cape wondered how a weary Sharks team could travel back from Brisbane and beat a Stormers side that had had their feet up in rest last week.

Well there is a South African team in the final, but it is the team from Durban and they will be hoping for fourth time lucky after having played three times in the final before without success. The Sharks lost in 1996 to the Auckland Blues, they fell to the Brumbies in the 2001 final and in 2007 dramatically lost in the final minute to the Bulls ,and now they have another shot at glory.

Once again, nobody will give them any price given that they have to travel so far in such a short space of time to play the Chiefs, having only just got back from Australia.

But then the Sharks have been defying the odds for some time now since they reacted to a shock loss to the Lions by going udefeated in matches against the Bulls, Cheetahs and Reds (away) and now the Stormers.

The Sharks not only had to overcome the travel factor but also a hostile sell-out crowd, and the feeling was that given that the jet lag that would hit inevitably them in the final quarter, the home team would be roared home in the closing stages.

“I have nothing but pride for the courage and determination shown by our guys,” coach John Plumtree said. “We refused to talk about jet lag during the week and we came down here with the absolute focus of doing whatever it took to get the win.”

But Plumtree said a Stormers side invigorated by their rest nullified the free-flowing game the Sharks wanted to play, and which had won them the game against the Reds in Brisbane.

“The Stormers knocked us back in the collisions and so we had to find another way to win the game, and I think we did that with Frederic Michalak kicking drop goals, and with our aerial game that we employed with having picked Riaan Viljoen at fullback at the last minute.’

It was a tactical move from the Sharks coach that reaped the results. Viljoen, who has a huge boot, came from nowhere to be picked at fullback, with Louis Ludik moving to wing and JP Pietersen to centre, with Meyer Bosman dropping out of the team.

One of Viljoen’s bombs from the back resulted in a crucial try for Ludik late in the first half when he wrested the ball out of the air in a battle with Stormers fullback Joe Pietersen, spun out of the tackle and raced 40m for the score.

The Sharks scored again midway through the second half when in-form JP Pietersen burst through the midfield after a good build-up and even though it was not long after cancelled out by a try by Gio Aplon, Michalak’s penalties and two drop goals kept the Sharks in front.

The Sharks this morning travel to Johannesburg and tonight travel to Sydney where they will stay until Thursday.

Plumtree said that this was a move to try and subdue the affect of the travel.

“We will get to Sydney on Monday and can go straight to bed without having to worry about the transfers to get us to Hamilton in New Zealand,” the coach said. “We will move across to Hamilton on Thursday when we have recovered,” he said.


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by Mike Greenaway at Newlands

Sipho ‘Hotstix’ Mabuse (60) passes his Matric! – Sowetan LIVE

Sipho Mabuse

Sipho Mabuse

Congratulations are in order for musician Sipho ‘Hotstix’ Mabuse, whose drive to overcome a lack of education is impressively on track.

via Sipho ‘Hotstix’ Mabuse (60) passes his Matric! – Sowetan LIVE.

Hotstix Getting Matric Results

Hotstix getting his Matric results at Peter Lengene Adult Education Centre, 27 July 2012

SUPER RUGBY SEMI-FINAL PREVIEW – Chiefs versus Crusaders

The Crusaders 28-13 win over the Bulls in Christchurch on Saturday night sets up a huge Kiwi derby, with the seven-time champions (the fourth placed wildcard qualifiers) travelling north to Hamilton to take on the Chiefs at Waikato Stadium in the Super Rugby Semi-Finals tomorrow night.

The Chiefs, second place finishers overall on the table and New Zealand Conference champions, had a break during the first week of the Super Rugby Finals Series, and will look to prove their status as the new top dogs in NZ rugby as the competition’s benchmark team arrives in town.

The Crusaders, beaten finalists last year and seven-time winners, have remained by-and-large the best franchise in New Zealand since 1998, but if one team looks capable of taking over that mantle, it is the Chiefs.

The Chiefs will be confident with home comforts, having established a franchise record six straight wins at Waikato Stadium this season, while setting a new New Zealand record for most wins achieved (with 12) during the regular season.

Yet the Crusaders ended that run at home at the beginning of the month, continuing their solid form on the road with their fifth win in eight matches away this year.

If the Chiefs are to emerge from the might of the Crusaders, they will need to join the Bulls as the only franchise ever to defeat the red and blacks in a Super Rugby Semi-Final, and overcome a recent record that has just one win for the New Zealand Conference champions over their incoming visitors in their last five matches.

Never has a New Zealand Conference team, with the exception of the Blues in 2003 when they won their third title, stopped the Crusaders during the Super Rugby Finals Series, so if the Chiefs can do the business in front of their home crowd – there will be high hopes for a tickertape parade in Hamilton in the weeks to come.


Friday, 27 July, 2012
Chiefs v Crusaders
Waikato Stadium, Hamilton, New Zealand
Kick off (1935 local, 1935 NZT, 1735 NSW/ACT,0935 SAT, 0735 GMT)
Referee Craig Joubert
AR Jonathan Kaplan
AR Keith Brown
TMO Garratt Williamson


Played 19: Crusaders 14, Chiefs 5

Points aggregate: Chiefs 373, Crusaders 549

Tries aggregate: Chiefs 32, Crusaders 57

Last match: Chiefs 21 – 28 Crusaders @ Waikato Stadium, Hamilton (2012SR, RD17)

Record in Hamilton/Tauranga/Albany – Played 10, Chiefs 3, Crusaders 7

Record in Super Rugby Finals Series – MAIDEN MATCH

Chiefs 2012 Record – Played 16, Won 12, Lost 4

444 PF (4th overall), 358 PA (6th overall), 47 tries (3rd equal overall)

Crusaders 2012 Record – Played 16, Won 11, Lost 5,

485 PF (2nd overall), 342 PA (3rd overall), 47 tries (3rd equal overall)


Chiefs: 15 Robbie Robinson, 14 Tim Nanai-Williams, 13 Andrew Horrell, 12 Sonny Bill Williams, 11 Asaeli Tikoirotuma, 10 Aaron Cruden, 9 Tawera Kerr-Barlow, 8 Kane Thompson, 7 Tanerau Latimer, 6 Liam Messam, 5 Brodie Retallick, 4 Craig Clarke (captain), 3 Ben Tameifuna, 2 Mahonri Schwalger, 1 Sona Taumalolo.

Replacements: 16 Hika Elliot, 17 Ben Afeaki, 18 Michael Fitzgerald, 19 Sam Cane, 20 Brendon Leonard, 21 Jackson Willison, 22 Lelia Masaga.

Crusaders: 15 Israel Dagg, 14 Adam Whitelock, 13 Robbie Fruean, 12 Ryan Crotty, 11 Zac Guildford, 10 Dan Carter, 9 Andy Ellis, 8 Richie McCaw (c), 7 Matt Todd, 6 George Whitelock, 5 Samuel Whitelock, 4 Luke Romano, 3 Ben Franks, 2 Corey Flynn, 1 Wyatt Crockett.

Replacements: 16 Quentin MacDonald, 17 Ben Franks, 18 Tom Donnelly, 19 Luke Whitelock, 20 Willi Heinz, 21 Tom Taylor, 22 Sean Maitland.

Allister Coetzee names the DHL Stormers team to take on the Sharks at DHL Newlands on Saturday 28 July at 17h05.

Notable selections include:

· In the front row, Brok Harris starts at tighthead, with Frans Malherbe dropping to the bench in jersey 16.

· Eben Etzebeth returns from injury and will wear jersey 4, with De Kock Steenkamp playing off the bench and Quinn Roux falling out of the match 22.

· Deon Fourie gets another start at 8, with Duane Vermeulen considered not yet ready. Don Armand provides cover from the bench in jersey 19, with Canadian international, Jebb Sinclair, not eligible to play.

DHL Stormers team to take on the Sharks is :

15. Joe Pietersen

14. Gio Aplon

13. Juan de Jongh

12. Jean de Villiers (C)

11. Bryan Habana

10. Peter Grant

9. Dewaldt Duvenage

8. Deon Fourie

7. Rynhardt Elstadt

6. Siya Kolisi

5. Andries Bekker

4. Eben Etzebeth

3. Brok Harris

2. Tiaan Liebenberg

1. Steven Kitshoff


16. Frans Malherbe

17. Deon Carstens

18. De Kock Steenkamp

19. Don Armand

20. Louis Schreuder

21. Burton Francis

22. Gerhard van den Heever

Referee: Steve Walsh

Match Day Schedule:

DHL WP u19 vs Blue Bulls 12h45

DHL WP u21 vs Blue Bulls 14h45

DHL Stormers vs Sharks 17h05

Claire Phillips launches new Album on 1 Aug 2012

Claire Phillips launches new Album on 1 Aug 2012

Claire Phillips launches new Album on 1 Aug 2012

“My goal is to connect with my audience, to move them from the inside, to make your soul dance”


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