Renewing your car’s license disc is not for the faint of heart. Not only do you need an intestinal fortitude but also patience the size of Jupiter, especially when you’re pulling up at a traffic department and you see a queue that could give The Great Wall Of China a run for its money.

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Angel shared her troubles with renewing her car license disc which turn out, it’s a circus if you don’t patience by the bucket loads.

 

Sometimes you go out into the world to do the right thing, only to find out, your proof of address is inadequate for whatever reason.

 

Many came forward to share their renewal woes with Angel, but anonymously.

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Another anonymous individual came forward. Here’s their story.

 

The next story from another anonymous individual almost rendered Maurice and Angel speechless! Listen!

 

 

Now it’s not all doom and gloom as someone shared their hack of remembering to renew their car’s license disc.

 

 

That’s something to remember. Angel and Maurice however had a few questions that needed answering and called Trevor Blake, Director of Revenue Department of the City of Cape Town. You’ll wanna listen to this.

 

 

No finally, who’s story was Wall of Fame worthy? Well, another anonymous shared a story of their sibling whose license expiration date goes so far back, if the car was a child, it would be a teen!

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Think you have what it takes to appear on the coveted Wall of Fame? Tune in to the Smile Drive with Maurice and Angel every Wednesday for the Wall Of Fame at 4 pm.

The Six Gun Grill Western Province (WP) have announced themselves as contenders in the shortest format, following a solid, but somewhat shaky win in the 2022 CSA T20 Challenge opener.

After losing the toss, WP captain Wayne Parnell was asked to bowl first. Bearen Hendricks was handed the new ball and did his job beautifully. His two-over spell brought about two wickets and helped restrict the GbetRocks to 44 for three by the end of the powerplay.

“I wouldn’t say [our performance was] perfect, there are areas we can get better”

While four wickets fell in quick succession, the fifth-man in, Christiaan Jonker managed to stick around. The experienced campaigner found himself a partner in Ferisco Adams, and together battled to a 79-run partnership. They faced up to constant pressure and helped the Boland outfit post a defendable total of 142.

In Levi’s Genes

Cape Cobras legend, Richard Levi started the chase well and did exactly what coach Salieg Nackerdien was hoping he’d do. Being his usual aggressive self.

The 34-year old was hitting the ball with lethal presision, racing to 67 (39). His nostalgic 54-run stand with Dane Vilas teed up the victory and George Linde and Aviwe Mgijima saw it home with three overs to spare.

The win sees Wayne Parnell and his Western Province side get off to a fantastic start in the 2022 CSA T20 Challenge. The victory first-up puts WP in a favourable position in this demanding 3-week tournament.

Looking ahead, Parnell needs his side to tighten up certain departments of the game.

“I wouldn’t say [our performance was] perfect, there are areas we can get better,” said the 32-year old.

“I’m happy to get over the line. The boys showed great intent and that’s something we’ve stressed throughout. We want people to play with freedom, we want people entertaining and it was nice to see the senior guys standing up. It was very pleasing.”

WP have two more matches lined up this week. Their next meeting is with the Gbets Warriors on Wednesday (9 Feb) and followed by an encounter with the Imperial Lions on Sunday (13 Feb).

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The Momentum Proteas will again break out their black kit to shine a light on the issue of Gender-Based Violence (GBV) in South Africa. This will be the second Black One-Day International. Last year, Cricket South Africa (CSA) heeded the call of President Ramaphosa to act against violence against women and children. That saw the South African women’s team wear all-black for the first time in the series decider against Pakistan.

Following the success of the event last year, the South African women will again don black in the fourth and final ODI against the West Indies woman at the Imperial Wanderers on Sunday, 6 February 2022. The Windies will also show their support against GBV by wearing black armbands.

CSA announced the news in a statement on Thursday morning, and also confirmed that the match will be broadcasted on both SuperSport and SABC.

“The encounter will carry more weight than just the result,” read the statement.

“GBV, an indefensible act that leaves a life-long psychological scar on the victim, does not discriminate. It can affect or be committed by any person regardless of their race, age, religion, gender, or sexual orientation. Most South African women and children are at risk.”

Leading by example

Both captains, Sune Luus and Stephanie Taylor also confirmed their support for the initiative.

“Black Day is very important to us and as a team, we feel strongly about the fight against GBV,” said the Momentum Proteas captain, Sune Luus.

“With the support of CSA, we hope to bring awareness to this issue that affects our country greatly. Hopefully, we can make a difference.”

“The West Indies Women stand with South Africa in their fight against GBV,” confirmed Taylor.

“GBV has also been on the rise at home and many families have been more affected since the pandemic. Women and children suffering at the hands of men. Violence in any form is never the answer.”

The West Indies currently lead their four-match ODI series 1-0, with two more encounters to go.

The next match takes place on Thursday, 3 January 2022, and will get underway at 14h00. The Black ODI on Sunday will start at 10h00.

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Day 11 at the 2022 Australian Open was straightforward in determining the finalists in the Woman’s singles draw.

Local favourite, Ashleigh Barty made history this morning. The 25-year old pulled off yet another straight-set victory. This time over American, Madison Keys to become this first Australian to compete in the Grand Slam down under since Wendy Turnball in 1980.

The other Yank to compete in the 2022 Australian Open semi-final achieved more success. The 27th seed, Danielle Collins was ruthless in terms of accuracy against the Seventh seed, Iga Swiatek. The straight-set victory sees Collins advance to her first Major final.

Aussie Aussie Aussie – Oi Oi Oi

Top seed, Ash Barty made a huge statement at the Rod Laver Arena and looks poised to break the Turnball-curse. The Aussie charged to a 6th consecutive victory without dropping a set. Barty lost just 21 games in the 2022 Australian Open so far, with her time on court totalling six hours and six minutes.

That is the most ruthless performance in a Woman’s draw at a Grand Slam since Serena Williams dropped just 16 games on route to the US Open final in 2013.

Ash Barty in action in the Semi-Final at the 2022 Australian OpenBarty also sent a 3rd successive American pacing, again in a little over an hour. It took just 62-minutes for the World No.1 to power to a 6-1 and 6-3 win over Madison Keys.

The Aussie is now just one win away from becoming the first local woman to win the Australian Open since Chris O’Neil in 1978.

“It’s unreal, it’s just incredible. I love this tournament, I love coming here and playing in Australia and as an Aussie, we are spoiled that we are a grand slam nation and get to play at home,“ said the 25-year old.

“I get the chance to play for a title, it’s unreal. This is Brisbane weather, it was humid. I tried to keep Maddy under the pump as she can take it away from you. She’s a great person, looks you in the eye, a lot of the girls love her.”

U-S-ASTONISHING

27th seed, Danielle Collins delivered a performance worthy of a Grand Slam crown. The American pulled off a massive upset, which will see her make her Top 10 debut in the coming week.

Collins, who underwent surgery to treat endometriosis last March, turned over the favourite, Iga Swiatek with ease. Her intent was clear from the first game, overpowering the Seventh seed with pure first-strike tennis.

Danielle Collins punches the air celebrating a point at the 2022 Australian OpenThe 28-year old was deadly accurate on her way to a 6-4 and 6-1 victory to make it through to a first-ever Major final.

“It feels amazing, it’s been such a journey, and it doesn’t happen overnight, so many years of hard work,” said the American after her semi-final victory.

“It’s incredible to be on this stage, especially with the health challenges. I added a little bit more variety over the last two years but this is my Plan A. In this tournament, I don’t feel like I have time to sit down, I have been standing up when I sleep at night.“

The Men’s finalist will be decided tomorrow.

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Siya Kolisi is the SA Rugby Player of the Year for 2021, after the popular Springbok captain garnered the most votes for his performances during a tough season, while the exciting Aphelele Fassi underlined his great potential by winning the Young Player of the Year award.

The 30-year-old Kolisi edged out strong challenges from his national teammates Lukhanyo Am, Damian de Allende, Eben Etzebeth and Makazole Mapimpi to become the first Bok captain since Jean de Villiers in 2013 to win the top award.

Kolisi – who was named the MTN Springbok of the Castle Lager Lions Series last year and was the only Springbok to play in all 13 Tests in 2021 – led South Africa to a superb series victory over the British & Irish Lions in August and went on to captain the side under difficult circumstances in the Castle Lager Rugby Championship, which culminated with a nail-biting win over the All Blacks.

Fassi made his Springbok debut in 2021 and although he featured in only two Tests – scoring superb tries on both occasions – he showed that he is one for the future playing with increased maturity at fullback and on the wing.

As a result of showing true grit while spending five months in various bio-secure bubbles in South Africa, Australia and the United Kingdom and delivering some outstanding performances – notably coming from 1-0 down to clinch the Castle Lager Lions Series – the Springboks were named Team of the Year for 2021.

In a brand-new category, Lusanda Dumke was named Springbok Women’s Player of the Year, while the Border captain also walked away with the award for Provincial Women’s Player of the Year after leading her side to the Women’s Premier Division title.

Ronald Brown capped a fine debut season for the Blitzboks as he was named Springbok Sevens Player of the Year at the SA Rugby Awards, while Henco van Wyk’s performances in the Under-20 International Series saw him walk away with the award for Junior Springbok Player of the Year.

Aimee Barrett-Theron capped a remarkable season by winning the OUTsurance Referee of the Year at the SA Rugby Awards for the second time after she also walked away with the accolade in 2019.

Another new award at the SA Rugby Awards, the Castle Lager Test Try of the Year – which was voted for by supporters on various digital platforms – went to Cheslin Kolbe for his superb and crucial try in the third Test against the British & Irish Lions in Cape Town.

The Vodacom Bulls’ second successive Carling Currie Cup title was reflected as Jake White was named Coach of the Year for the second year running, while their up-and-coming loose forward Elrigh Louw edged out teammate Johan Goosen and co-flanker Evan Roos in the race to Carling Currie Cup Premier Division Player of the Year.

The award for Carling Currie Cup First Division Player of the Year, which wasn’t contested in 2020, was won by Dylan Maart of the Boland Kavaliers, whose eight tries were the most in the competition last year.

Mr Mark Alexander, President of SA Rugby, congratulated the winners of the SA Rugby Awards and applauded their achievements in 2021.

 

“Siya led from the front as the Springboks completed what was arguably their toughest season – for many reasons – in a very long time,” said Mr Alexander.

 

“Supported very well by Jacques Nienaber and his coaching team, as well as his teammates, Siya showed true leadership under challenging conditions, and he became better as the year progressed, which culminated with a spot in the World Rugby Dream Team for 2021, along with Makazole, Lukhanyo, Eben and Malcolm Marx.

“Aphelele is a star in the making and last year we saw glimpses of what he can do, which is why he fully deserves the award for Young Player of the Year, while Cheslin’s try-scoring exploits are well-documented and his excellent five-pointer in the final Test against the Lions was crucial in helping the Boks clinch the series.

“Lusanda, Ronald and Henco are all deserved winners after stellar performances as three of our other national teams kept the South African flag flying high around the world.

“I would like to congratulate Jake and the Vodacom Bulls on their season, as well as Elrigh, Dylan and Lusanda again for showing that our provincial game is as strong as ever, with the two Carling Currie Cup competitions as well as the Women’s Premier and First Divisions delivering superb rugby all season long.

“As we gear up for what promises to be a massive year ahead, I would like to congratulate every winner on their SA Rugby awards, but would also like to thank every player, coach, administrator, referee, sponsor and all other role players for making 2021 a season to remember.”

Issued by SA Rugby Communications

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