No one can deny that Springbok Francois “Faf” de Klerk meeting Britain’s Prince Harry, after winning the Rugby World Cup, wearing nothing but his patriotic speedo, was a ballsy move.

Using his viral fame for good, the scrumhalf is collaborating with Cipla South Africa to challenge all men – even the Prince himself – to improve their personal “ball skills” when it comes to checking for signs of testicular cancer.

Posting on Instagram, De Klerk poked a bit of fun at himself to raise awareness about this very serious topic. “I’m challenging all South African men to be ballsy and tackle testicular cancer by feeling for any irregular lumps, swelling or pain.”

De Klerk is challenging Springbok captain, Siya Kolisi; centres Damian de Allende and Jesse Kriel; the first South African to score a try in a World Cup final, Makazole Mapimpi; Rugby World Cup final try scorer, Cheslin Kolbe; and hooker, Malcolm Marx.

Together, they are championing the #FafChallenge, encouraging their other teammates, along with all other South Africans, to scrum around this important cause.

For important tips on how to up your ball skills, visit www.fafchallenge.com.

 

The City’s Festive Lights Switch-On celebrates 50 years with a dazzling line-up this year.

The theme for this year’s Festive Lights Switch-On event is ‘Cape Town: Window to the World’ and the line-up includes a range of artists who will appeal to young and old alike.

The City of Cape Town’s signature event will take place on Sunday, 1 December 2019 on the Grand Parade.

This eagerly awaited free open-air event is set to usher in summer and the beginning of the festive season with a star-studded line-up including performances by Sho Madjozi, Ndlovu Youth Choir, YoungstaCPT and more.

Aside from the acts on stage, the show stopping moments are when the festive lights are switched on, and the fantastic – now legendary – video mapping display is shown.

The artist line-up includes live performances by:

· Young performers from The Zip Zap Circus

· Early B

· The Unknown Dance Crew

· Andries Vermeulen

· YoungstaCPT

· Gemini

· Ndlovu Youth Choir

· Sho Madjozi

Also performing on the day will be the winner of the Festive Lights Switch-On 2019 Music Challenge. Upcoming musicians can enter for a chance to perform by submitting a video online before midnight on Sunday, 24 November 2019.

Enter now: http://flsomusicchallenge2019.co.za/

The Festive Lights Switch-On 2019 is FREE for all. No ticket required. Event details below:

Date: Sunday, 1 December 2019

Venue: Grand Parade, Cape Town

Time: From 16:00

Professional big wave surfer, Frank Solomon, and well known beer brand Corona, have joined forces with waste-pickers to highlight the global plight of plastic pollution by producing a thought-provoking documentary that aims to educate viewers of the important role they play in the waste cycle.

“Street Surfers” has already received global attention and is on the official selection list for a variety international film festivals.

This short documentary follows Solomon’s journey to Joburg to meet Thabo Mouti and Mokete Mokete, who indirectly serve the environment through recycling as a means of income.

Thabo and Mokete are “street surfers”, a familiar sight for drivers in and around the city’s streets.

Watch the short film below:

Bok Captain Siya Kolisi has called on all South Africans to unite, and move the country forward.

Kolisi was speaking on the balcony of City Hall yesterday, as the team embarked on the last leg of their Champions tour through the country.

Jubilant fans came out in their numbers as the Springbok victory tour passed through Cape Town.

Here are some of the best moments of the tour, in case you missed it:

Skipper Siya Kolisi with try scoring wing Cheslin Kolbe lifting the cup for adoring fans lining the streets of Cape Town. #SpringboksVictoryTour #StrongerTogether

Posted by Smile 90.4FM on Monday, 11 November 2019

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Posted by Smile 90.4FM on Monday, 11 November 2019

Chants of 'Siya! Siya! Siya!' ring through the air as the crowd waits for the Bok skipper to make an appearance. #StrongerTogether

Posted by Smile 90.4FM on Sunday, 10 November 2019

The City of Cape Town, in conjunction with the South African Rugby Union (SARU), has been working hard over the last week to put together a celebration to honour the team as well as the millions of fans who have been cheering for them during the tournament.

The victory parade will kick off with a mini concert at City Hall and Grand Parade on Monday at 11:00 before the team takes the Webb Ellis Cup on a tour of the CBD, Langa, Belhar and Elsies River.

While waiting for their heroes, fans gathering on the Grand Parade will be entertained by special performances from Early B, Fancy Galada, the SA Navy Band and other local entertainers.

The route plan for Cape Town is as follows (all time approximate):

  • 10h30: Tour starts at City Hall and bus departs along Darling Street
  • Left onto Adderley Street
  • Right onto Wale Street
  • Left onto Long Street
  • Right onto Buitensingel
  • Right onto Loop Street
  • Right onto Strand Street
  • Left onto Adderley Street
  • Right onto Hertzog Boulevard onto Nelson Mandela Boulevard
  • 13h00: Second leg via N2 to Langa, Belhar and Elsies River
  • 13h30: Take Bhunga Avenue offramp
  • Right onto Washington Drive towards Jakes Gerwel and right towards N2
  • 14h30: Depart for Belhar via N2 and R300 onto Stellenbosch Arterial
  • Right onto Symphony Way into Robert Sobukwe
  • 15h15: Left onto De la Rey Street through Ravensmead
  • Left onto Francie van Zijl Drive towards Uitsig and Elsies River
  • Left onto Jakes Gerwel onto the N2 and back to the hotel (arrival approximately 17h00)