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Tsogo Sun serves up five finalists

July 22, 2014 – 8:06 am |

Keep your eye on Tsogo Sun
The eagerly anticipated second annual Inter Hotel Challenge, the hospitality industry’s ultimate food and wine pairing challenge, is well under way and Tsogo Sun has five candidates competing in the …

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Tsogo Sun scrums down with WP Rugby

July 17, 2014 – 1:14 pm |



Tsogo Sun’s relationship as the official hotel partner to WP Rugby was extended in 2013 to include two properties from their gaming arm: The Caledon Casino, Hotel and Spa in the Overberg Region and Mykonos Casino on the Cape West Coast. John van Rooyen commented, “As part of our ongoing investment in sport at all levels, we are proud to hand over this cheque to Western Province Rugby to be used for youth and player development this year.

“We try, where possible, to do our bit and help make a real, sustainable difference in the lives of the people in the communities in which we operate”.

As one of the South African Rugby Union’s longest standing sponsors, Tsogo Sun’s commitment to investing in and developing South African rugby extends from grassroot levels right up to the National Springbok Team. “Our sponsorship of Western Province Rugby falls within the ambit of the Tsogo Sun Sports Academy, a CSI programme that places strong emphasis on life skills.

“Over 20 000 children collectively partake in our Sports and Arts Academies every year, through holistic, full-year programmes. With the approval of the Department of Education, the Development of Sport and various sporting and industry bodies, learners are helped to develop to their full potential, both on and off the field.

“We are privileged to be able to extend our sponsorship of the youth in sport to the Western Cape through this donation to Western Province Rugby,” says Vusi Dlamini, Group HR Director of Tsogo Sun.

Injuries wiped out the 2014 Stormers

July 14, 2014 – 4:11 pm |

Stormers reduced to Breezes
By Herman R Gibbs, Cape Dreams Editor
In reviewing his team’s woeful 2014 Super Rugby season, DHL Stormers coach Allister Coetzee reasoned that a staggering injury list hamstrung his team’s efforts to reach …

Sharks slash Storm chasers

July 13, 2014 – 4:53 pm |

 There wasn’t a Storm brewing
By Herman R Gibbs, Cape Dreams Editor 
The Sharks were presented with a perfect dress rehearsal for their Super Rugby play-off against the Highlanders next week after they ran out 34-10 winners …

Burger, ‘Appels’, Shark on Newlands menu

July 11, 2014 – 1:53 pm |

By Herman R Gibbs, Cape Dreams Editor
The vastly-improved DHL Stormers and the floundering Sharks will have vastly different objectives going into Saturday’s Super Rugby derby at Newlands (kick-off 7.10pm).
The Stormers, who are on a four-match …

Ali Baba and the cricket thieves

July 8, 2014 – 12:18 pm | Comments Off

Despite Cricket SA’s top brass justifying its decision to vote to give the “big three” more power in international cricket, former cricket boss Ali Bacher has spoken out against cricket’s direction.
“My grave disappointment with the …

Vlokkie turns back the klokkie – back at WP

July 7, 2014 – 5:53 pm | Comments Off

Just for kicks, Cilliers
By Herman R Gibbs, Cape Dreams Editor
The DHL Stormers have added another weapon to their coaching arsenal with the arrival of Vlok Cilliers as the Western Province kicking coach.
The former Springbok and …

Deon Fourie: Moreover, master of the turn-over

July 7, 2014 – 5:32 pm | Comments Off

Vodacom Rugby Stats App review,  after Rnd 18
The penultimate round of the regular Vodacom SupeRugby season saw the home sides in the South African Conference take the spoils.
While the 18th round produced some surprising results with …

Bulls caught in the eye of the Storm

July 6, 2014 – 11:54 am | Comments Off

Stormers wield the whitewash brush
By Herman R Gibbs, Cape Dreams Editor

The DHL Stormers did their name proud as they finally ended the Bulls’ slim play-off hopes with a 16-0 victory in the North-South Super Rugby …

Stormers win sweet 16-0 over Bulls

July 5, 2014 – 7:01 pm | Comments Off

By Herman R Gibbs, Cape Dreams Editor
The DHL Stormers ran out deserved 16-0 winners on the back of an impressive first-half performance against traditional rivals the Bulls in the Super Rugby derby at Newlands on …

SA Davis Cup stalwarts chalk up awards

July 2, 2014 – 8:33 am | Comments Off

A trio of South African Davis Cup legends, including two former champions, have been presented with their Davis Cup Commitment Awards at this year’s Wimbledon Championships.
Cliff Drysdale, Wayne Ferreira and Frew McMillan were given their …

Mind your windows … Gibbs in smashing form

July 1, 2014 – 7:57 am | Comments Off

THERE’S not a lot you can say about the way Herschelle Gibbs is batting at the moment, other than to advise anyone parking near a ground where he’s playing to check their windows are insured.
At …