Cricket development recently got a major boost after former Proteas cricket legends joined forces in a bid to raise awareness of young developing cricket talent. JP Duminy, Jonty Rhodes and Meyrick Pringle were among cricket greats who visited Masimphumelele in Noordhoek, as part of the Sasfin Cape Town Sixes to engage with young cricket players.
Duminy says this also forms part of the Hit Poverty for a Six initiative, where they coached pupils from the Ukhanyo Primary School in Noordhoek.
Picture above: Some of the legends displaying the hashtag Hit Poverty For A Six on their shirts.

Robben Island Museum, in partnership with the Department of Home Affairs, held yet another successful Valentine’s Day Mass Wedding Ceremony today.

This year, 2020, marks the 20th year that Robben Island Museum co-hosted the weddings, where 19 couples tied the knot.

The couples got married in the Garrison Church on the island followed by a reception in the John Craig Hall.  The couples and their guests were also taken on a guided tour of the Island, accompanied by the Minister of Home Affairs Aaron Motsoaledi.

 

A local township garden project, launched in 2015, has now been developed into a sustainable garden market. The Moya We Khaya Community Garden garden, located near the Manyanani Peace Park, in Khayelitsha was founded by Christina Kaba to help the community grow and provide healthy and organic vegetables to its residents. The garden has become a real sustainable initiative for its residents, that they recently launched the Moya Organic Garden Market aimed at uplifting the lives of many local farmers.  The Project Partner for Moya We Khaya, Lungi Zondi, says the project is self-sustainable and will have a positive impact on the high unemployment rate in the community.

Picture above: One of the local residents maintaining the garden.
Picture above: Two local youngsters with their produce.

The NCC Wildfires has lauded their all-female firefighting crew, who was among 150 firefighters who recently helped to contain a devastating fire in Noordhoek.  15 young women from across the Mother City who graduated from the Chrysalis Academy in November last year, were deployed to a real life fire incident, for the first time. Upon their arrival the new recruits immediately showcased the skills they developed, during their intense three month training sessions at the academy.

After a grueling first experience of life as a firefighter, the crew went into happy-mode, singing a praise song.

The brave women are the City’s first ever all-female firefighting crew in history.

 

Springbok captain Siya Kolisi is on a mission to build more sportfields in under-privileged communities, with the building of the first sponsored rugby field already underway.

Kolisi recently visited the Mbekweni Youth Centre in Paarl, where the brand new rugby field is currently being build.

This initiative forms part of the collaboration between Kolisi and the lifestyle brand, Freedom of Movement’s aim to nurture new talent from underprivileged communities.

Kolisi says they will soon visit communities where there’s a need for a new sportsfield.