On the couch has a new time slot on Saturday on HEART 104.9FM -Read all about it

On Monday 2 March 2015, Heart 104.9FM listeners woke up to a bit of a shake-up. While they will still awoke to the Heart Breakfast team presented by Aden Thomas, Julian Naidoo and Tapfuma Makina, a fresh new voice moved in behind the microphone between 9:00 and 12:00.

Tracey Lange will now present the mid-morning show. Lange is known for her infectious energy and boisterous laugh which is seriously contagious!

The rest of the week-day line-up stays the same with Clarence Ford hosting his Lunchbox between 12:00 and 15:00 and the #Drive326 team with Suga, Nick and Keri driving you home between 15:00 and 18:00. Diggy Bongz takes care of In the Mix from 18:00 to 22:00 and Irma G takes you into the break of dawn with Nightshift from 22:00 to 02:00.

The Weekday Wake-Up also sees a line-up change as JP Carelse moves in behind the microphone between 04:00 and 6:00 am. He will also take care of your party needs with the Weekend Party on Saturday’s from 22:00 to 01:00.

On Saturday the much loved On the Couch show (#OTC as it is know by), which is an informative banter filled spots show starts at 9am and runs till 10am giving listeners more chance to join the conversation .The show hosted by Tapfuma Makina and with Martin Myers and Flapper directing bouncers and goal kicks has been one of the longest running shows in the Western Cape and has been providing great conversation and debates for over 12 years now .


04:00 to 06:00: The Weekday Wake-Up with JP Carelse (Monday to Friday)
06:00 to 09:00: Heart Breakfast with Aden Thomas (contributors Julian Naidoo and Tapfuma Makina)
09:00 to 12:00: 9-12 with Tracey Lange
12:00 to 15:00: Lunch with Clarence Ford
15:00 to 18:00: Drive#326 with Suga (contributors Nick Feinberg and Keri Miller)
18:00 to 22:00: In the Mix with Diggy Bongz
22:00 to 01:00: Nightshift with Irma G

18:00 to 22:00: The Heart Beat with Tyrone Paulsen ( Friday and Saturday)
22:00 to 01:00: Weekend Party with Lunga Singama (Friday)
22:00 to 01:00 Weekend Party with JP Carelse (Saturday)

06:00 to 09:00: Weekend Breakfast with Tapfuma Makina
09:00 to 10:00: On The Couch sports show with Tapfuma Makina, Martin Myers and Flapper
10:00 to 14:00: Heart Top 40 Chart Show with Paul Playdon
14:00 to 18:00 2-6 with Lunga Singama
18:00 to 22:00: The Heart Beat with Tyrone Paulsen
22:00 to 01:00: Weekend Party with JP Carelse

06:00 to 10:00: Breakfast with Paul Playdon
10:00 to 14:00: Sunday Lunch with Lunga Singama with the special ‘My CapeTown’ hour with a celebrity guest host to school Singama about the Cape Town.
14:00 to 18:00: Sound of Sunday with Irma G
18:00 to 22:00: Me Time with Clarence Ford
22:00 to 01:00: Meghan Hector wraps up your weekend

HEART 104.9FM TOP 30 – 28 February 2015

HEART 104.9FM TOP 30 – 28 February 2015
1 Ed Sheeran Thinking Out Loud NC 1 1 (3) 6 Last Week’s #1
2 Jimmy Nevis 7764 Up 2 4 2 5 SA Top 10 #1
3 Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars Uptown Funk Down 1 2 1 (6) 13
4 Mi Casa Your Body Up 1 5 3 15
5 Taylor Swift Blank Space Up 1 6 5 4
6 Maroon 5 Sugar Up 13 19 6 3 Highest Climber
7 Can Skylark Timebomb NC 7 7 6
8 Ed Sheeran Don’t NC 8 8 7
9 Clean Bandit feat. Jess Glynne Real Love NC 9 6 11
10 Muzart Oh Yeah NC 10 7 7
11 Chris Brown Time For Love Down 8 3 2 15 Biggest Faller
12 Mary J Blige Right Now Up 6 18 12 6
13 Pitbull feat. Ne-Yo Time Of Our Lives Down 2 11 5 11
14 David Guetta feat. Sam Martin Dangerous Up 2 16 14 3
15 Taylor Swift Shake It Off Up 2 17 10 9
16 Meghan Trainor Lips Are Movin’ Down 4 12 3 16
17 Ella Henderson Rockets Down 4 13 2 16
18 Sam Smith Restart Down 4 14 7 13
19 Olly Murs feat. Travie McCoy Wrapped Up Down 4 15 14 12
20 Gracetown Band Kristan Wood NC 20 20 4
21 Tellaman feat. OK Malum Koolkat Drinks And Music NC 21 18 5
22 Nicole Scherzinger On The Rocks NC 22 5 19
23 Jessie J, Nicki Minaj & Ariana Grande Bang Bang NC 23 13 7
24 Dionne Warwick feat. Cee-Lo Green Feels So Good New - 24 1
25 Sam Smith I’m Not The Only One Down 1 24 1 (2 & 1) 17
26 Duke Dumont feat. Jax Jones I Got U Down 1 25 13 10
27 Basement Jaxx Never Say Never Down 1 26 1 (2) 24 Longest Running Song
28 Goapele Hey Boy Down 1 27 6 19
29 Chris Brown Add Me In Down 1 28 19 11
30 Cheryl Cole feat. Tinie Tempah Crazy Stupid Love NC 30 18 10

The Rugby hungry young players out to embarrass older Boks?

Round three of Super Rugby is upon is and already the elephant in the room is getting uncomfortably conspicuous for some of South Africa’s leading players.

We are talking about the Rugby World Cup, and for some of our established Springboks, there is surely the nagging realisation that the Super Rugby form of the young and the restless might just embarrass Heyneke Meyer into overlooking past accomplishments and picking the country’s best, come September.

In 2011, Springbok coach Peter de Villiers was under immense pressure to drop his captain, John Smit, for young buck Bismarck du Plessis, who at 26 was arguably in his prime. Smit was a great player and leader, but many felt the World Cup in New Zealand was a campaign too far for him, and that Du Plessis offered more. He quite possibly did, but Smit was an extraordinary captain and who knows what could have happened had Bryce Lawrence not (appallingly) refereed the Boks out of the quarter-final against Australia in Wellington. Smit could well have gone on to lift the Webb Ellis Cup for a second time had it not been for that aberration of a quarter-final. He was still a very good player, whatever the claims of Du Plessis.

In 2015, it is one of Smit’s teammates in most of his 111 Tests that is coming under a similar spotlight, although there is the distinct difference that Victor Matfield has come out of retirement to stake a claim for the World Cup, and there is a growing belief that his two years out of the game following his retirement in 2011 has taken the sting out of his game.

It is evident to many that for the Bulls, Matfield is playing like the 37-year-old he is. Let’s face it, even in his prime he was acknowledged to be more of a “scrum inspector” than a Bakkies Botha, who rolled up his sleeves and got down and got dirty. Matfield’s legend is mostly about his lineout genius, his ability to ensure his team lost none of their throws and burgled many of the opposition. He was also athletic and handy in general play, although never know to be overly robust. But let’s give credit when it is due, he was deservedly the Man of the Match in the 2007 Rugby World Cup final in Paris.

But can Matfield possibly reach those heights in London eight years later? His Super Rugby form at this early stage is suggesting not. Matfield has been working hard around the field for the Bulls, he seems to be trying to make an impact, but there is almost no physicality.

So let’s look at the alternatives to the ageing veteran.

For the Sharks last week against the Lions, Pieter-Steph du Toit was the best lock in the competition, outdoing Matfield and all second-rowers in the statistics. The 22-year-old won 11 lineouts – the most in the second round – and stole one from his opponent. He also made five carries, 10 tackles and made a turnover.

This after a year out of the game with a knee injury. Two years ago it was already clear that the Springbok second row for the World Cup should be Du Toit and Eben Etzebeth. But Meyer just does not want to let go, recalling Bakkies and then persuading Victor to return.

Meyer needs to coach the emerging players rather than rely on the old school. This weekend Du Toit and Matfield go head-to-head. It could be a watershed game for Matfield should the young buck overshadow him. Or is there life in Matfield yet?

Who knows but we might be more the wiser after this fascinating sideshow to the big Sharks v Bulls clash.

By Mike Greenaway

Jerome Kaino will bring up his century of Super Rugby games against the Cheetahs this week

New Zealand Rugby has congratulated Blues captain Jerome Kaino who will bring up his century of Super Rugby games against the Cheetahs in South Africa this week.

31-year-old Kaino has again been named to captain the side in the round three match against the Cheetahs at Free State Stadium, Bloemfontein, on Friday night. (NZT Kick off: Saturday 28 February, 6.10am)

It’s a worthy honour for the world-class loose forward who made his Super Rugby debut in 2004 as a rangy 20 year old. Kaino, who has also notched up 56 Tests for the All Blacks, including a Rugby World Cup winners’ medal in 2011, becomes the 35th New Zealand player to rack up a century of Super games and joins a select group of Blues players to reach the milestone.

New Zealand Rugby Chief Executive Steve Tew said: “On behalf of all rugby fans, I want to congratulate Jerome on this significant achievement. He plays his rugby with an uncompromising physicality and for him to be at the top of his game in a demanding position for many years now, is a real credit to his professionalism.”

Blues hooker Keven Mealamu, who will become the most capped Super player of all time (163) when he next takes the field, has paid tribute to his long-time teammate.

“Everyone knows that his major attributes are his presence and physical presence on the field,” Mealamu said.

“I have been lucky enough to be there since the start of his career and to see him blossom as a leader. People probably do not realise that Jerome has a very good understanding of rugby and his position. In our team he is a guru of defence, not just because he of his own physicality, but also his intricate knowledge of the game and defensive systems. He is a very smart player.”

Kaino will be presented with a special pounamu mere – the traditional New Zealand Rugby gift for significant milestones – at the Blues home game next weekend against the Lions at QBE Stadium in Albany.

Other Super centurions from the Blues include current teammates Tony Woodcock and former Highlanders halfback Jimmy Cowan; and former Blues players Ali Williams, John Afoa, Alby Mathewson, Justin Collins, Mils Muliaina, Carlos Spencer and Doug Howlett. Other Super centurions who have played for the Blues include Ma’a Nonu, Piri Weepu and Caleb Ralph.

Pops Mohamed & Dave Reynolds tour Cape Town from 6th March

Pops Mohamed & Dave Reynolds in Cape Town March 2015

For the first time ever, “Acoustic Masala” with Pops Mohamed & Dave Reynolds comes to Cape Town in March for a series of intimate concerts.

Pops Mohamed is SA’s leading indigenous-contemporary-crossover artist. A multi-instrumentalist, he plays kora (African harp), mbira (thumb piano), Khoisan Bow, and various percussion effects. He has released 37 albums in his career, won awards such as the ACT Lifetime Achievers, recorded and made movies with the Khoisan people in the Kalahari, and toured globally with the likes of Andreas Vollenweider and Baaba Maal. Recently Pops featured on the TV show 21 icons.

Dave Reynolds is SA’s leading steelpan player, a SAMRO Award winning composer and acoustic guitarist. He’s performed and recorded all over the world with Steve Newman, Hugh Masekela, the late Gito Baloi, Tony Cox, the late Sipho Gumede, Paul Hanmer and McCoy Mrubata to name a few

The first public performance will be at Straight No Chaser on 6th March, followed by the Alma Café on the 8th March.

The Catalyst&Glue ‘White Sale’ is a 1 Day event focussed on Bridal, Bridesmaid and Special Occasion Wear. 4 March 2015

The Catalyst&Glue ‘White Sale’ is a one-day-only retail event focussed on Bridal, Bridesmaid and Special Occasion Wear.

The 8 Designers and retailers taking part will have over 50 wedding dresses, cocktail attire and shoes.

This ‘White Sale’ is unique in the following ways;

1. It brings a curated selection of Bridal wear under one roof.

2. The ‘Blow Out Sale’ concept brings discounted prices to the consumer and cash to the designer.

3. Our preowned resale rails, lessens our carbon footprint and explores vintage and second hand in a new way.

We all know of someone who is looking for a wedding dress, please let them know about the Catalyst&Glue ‘White Sale’ on 4 March 2015.

Tickets can be purchased on Quicket now.


Please go and like the Catalyst&Glue Facebook page and share the CG ‘White Sale’ event.

Twitter @catalystandglue & @derek_geddes

#CGWhiteSale #FashionMentor

: SA TOP 10 – 19 February 2015 -RJ Benjamin and Zyon at 4

SA TOP 10 – 19 February 2015 -RJ Benjamin and Zyon at 4 (biggest climber )

SA TOP 10 – 19 February 2015
1 Can Skylark Timebomb NC 1 1 5 Last Week’s #1
2 Jimmy Nevis 7764 Up 2 4 2 4
3 Muzart Oh Yeah NC 3 1 (4) 9
4 RJ Benjamin Only Ever Loved You Up 5 9 4 2 Highest Climber
5 Tellaman feat. OK Malum Koolkat Drinks And Music NC 5 3 6
6 Can Skylark Ain’t No Doubt (Diggy Bongz Remix) NC 6 6 2
7 Jimmy Nevis Day Dream (Last Night) Down 5 2 1 15 Longest Running Song & Biggest Faller
8 Gracetown Band Kristan Wood NC 8 7 3
9 Mi Casa Your Body Down 2 7 1 (3) 14
10 Donald Your Joy New - 10 1
Bo Seretsane Rise 10 1 (6) 28

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