The Rugby World Cup-winning Springbok team of 2019 added another fantastic award to their impressive list of recent accolades when they scooped the prestigious Laureus Team of the Year award in Berlin on Monday evening.

The South African national rugby team pipped an illustrious list of top international sporting teams to lift the award in the German capital. It’s the second time the Springboks have won the Laureus accolade – the team that lifted the 2007 Rugby World Cup were awarded the prize in early 2008.

Springbok captain Siya Kolisi accepted the award last night.

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 Sixesย 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.

The City’s Directorate of Spatial Planning, says a Wall of Remembrance will be erected in District 6 to commemorate and celebrate the history and residents of the community. The wall will be built from fragments of former residents’ belongings destroyed during the forced evictions and bulldozing of properties, 54 years ago, by the Apartheid government. Mayoral committee member for the Directorate, Marian Nieuwoudt, says the fragments will be salvaged during the clean-up process to commence in the neighborhood soon. The clean-up forms part of the recently-announced R1.5 billion redevelopment plan, to take place in District 6 over the next 3 years.




Three Western Cape teachers have come out tops at this past weekend’s annual National Teaching Awards ceremony: Michelle Swart from the Hermanus Pre-Primary School, Landeka Diamond from the Westlake Primary School, and Wendy Horn from Protea Heights Academy, were commended by Minister Angie Motshekga for their outstanding contribution to the profession.

A spokesperson at the National Department of Basic Education, Terence Khala, says these teachers play a valuable role in the foundational education of South African learners, adding that the Awards aim to elevate the level to which teachers are recognized.

Head of Department at the Western Cape Education Department, Brian Schreuder, congratulated the winners, saying he wishes “this motivates and inspires other educators to commit themselves to ensuring Quality Education for every child, in every classroom, in every school in the Province.”

Swart won the National Teaching Award for Excellence in Grade R Teaching, Diamond walked away with the National Teaching Award for Excellence in Primary School Leadership, while Physical Science teacher and principal at the Protea Heights Academy, Horn, scooped the award for Excellence in Secondary School Leadership.



Robben Island Museum, in partnership with the Department of Home Affairs, held yet another successful Valentineโ€™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.ย  The couples and their guests were also taken on a guided tour of the Island, accompanied by the Minister of Home Affairs Aaron Motsoaledi.