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Tsogo Sun serves up five finalists

July 22, 2014 – 8:06 am | Comments Off

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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Weekend boxing in Parow, Khaya

August 29, 2014 – 7:02 am |

Myolisi “The Brown Bomber” Xayo of Khayelitsha is in trouble if you care to listen to the ringside rumour mill.

Xayo tops the “Tribute to Tata” boxing tournament at the OR Tambo Sports Complex on Saturday against Cristiano Ndombassy, who hails from Angola, in the junior middleweight division.
It is this Ndombassy that the ringsiders say will beat Xayo and send him to the cleaners.
But Xayo’s trainer Jongi Kamko remained defiant, pointing to the biblical sling fight of David and Goliath.
“We have faith in what we do and, come Saturday, Xayo will be hailed a true survivor,” said Kamko.
Speaking from Cyprus, Ndombassy’s manager Savva Savvas downplayed all the hype surrounding his fighter.
“Cristiano is still very new to boxing and Xayo has an impressive record as a professional. He has a decorated amateur record,” he said.
Addressing his fans on Facebook, Xayo said: “Ndombassy has felled all his three South African opponents. Let him bring it on and I will be up to task.”
Time will tell if Xayo has the guts to grab glory from the hands of a hard punching foe.
Another exciting bout will feature Gerson Shingo all the way from Thohoyandou against Somerset West’s Sparks van Wyk in the light heavyweight.
Shingo is rated number 10 nationally and it will be interesting to see if the fellow from Insane Boxing Club can dent his record.
The most talked about bout is the women’s fight between Zizipho “The Real Deal” Kuza and Rushda “Rogue” Mallick.
There will nine other fights and promoter Duma Nogaga says he expects a crowd as he has been inundated with calls from many excited fans.
“This will be an ideal tribute to Madiba, because young boxers will come and show us their hard work,” said Nogaga.
Doors open at 11:00 and tickets will be sold at the door; general seats cost R50 while the ringside seats will sell for R100.
Meanwhile at Parow High School, Johannes “The Pearl of Paarl” Salie will try to be crowned a WBF intercontinental champion when facing George Mdluli of KZN tonight.
Sallie fought and lost to Mdluli two years ago, but he believes it’s “payback time now”. “I promised my promoter, Sam Don King Moni, that I will not disappoint him and my die-hard fans,” said Sallie.
Moni said limited tickets will be sold at the door at a cost of R180.
Also appearing in the bout will be Zola Koti-trained and promising boxers Sinethemba Taylor Bam and Imraan “Bompie” Ndema who face foes from Mdantsane.
The fights will start at 18:00.
Smiling from ear-to-ear was Boxing SA provincial chairperson Miki Klaas.
“I take my hat off to Sam Moni and Duma Nogaga for staging two tournaments on one weekend. This shows that our promoters are really working hard to bring boxing back to its heydays in Cape Town and the region at large,” said Klaas.


Rof en onbeskof; Yellow make WP see red

August 18, 2014 – 4:51 pm |

Despite their impressive start to the Currie Cup season, DHL Western Province will be worried about a lack of discipline in the team.
A 35-16 win over the EP Kings in Port Elizabeth was followed up …

SAS, the choice of champions

August 18, 2014 – 8:39 am | Comments Off

By Eunice Visagie, DO IT NOW Magazine

With sport becoming more and more competitive locally and internationally, the demand for world-class training facilities in South Africa has been at an all time high.
In the past three years, …

‘White Buffalo’ boost KZN boxing

August 15, 2014 – 1:14 pm | Comments Off

KwaZulu-Natal boxing will return to its former glory when the SMD Muscle Box and Dine tournament takes place on August 22 at SMD in Ballito.
The event, the brainchild of former boxers Francois ‘The White Buffalo’ …

Prooooooovince, Bulle in Newlands derby

August 15, 2014 – 12:35 pm | Comments Off

By Herman R Gibbs, Cape Dreams Editor
DHL Western Province and the Blue Bulls may have had contrasting fortunes in their most recent outings but both will be driven by traditional fierce rivalry in their second-round …

RIP Rory Chappell

August 15, 2014 – 9:35 am | Comments Off

Rory Chappell, one of South Africa’s brightest tennis prospects in the 1970’s and 1980’s has died suddenly at the age of 55.
Chappell burst onto the international tennis scene at the age of 18 when he …

Boland win Cape derby

August 14, 2014 – 5:55 pm | Comments Off

Gauteng North Sparring for the title
Gauteng North picked themselves up after their shock defeat to Dr Kenneth Kaunda (North West South) with two decisive victories on the fourth day of the SPAR National Netball Championships at …

Another WP hooker goes down

August 14, 2014 – 4:46 pm | Comments Off

Rookie will hook against Blue Bulls
By Herman R Gibbs, Cape Dreams Editor
DHL Western Province has suffered a double whammy ahead of the weekend’s Currie Cup clash against the Blue Bulls on Newlands.
Just three days after Tiaan …

Billy Anderson Tribute coming up

August 6, 2014 – 2:44 pm | Comments Off

Just like the great Muhammad Ali, Billy Anderson has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. Tom Donaldson has arranged a Tribute event (not a fund-raiser) to mark his services to Cape Town football, with Gavin Hunt …

Come what May – three holes-in-one

July 31, 2014 – 3:26 pm | Comments Off

Nettl in fine fettle – 3 times
By Michael Vlismas
An amateur golfer who stunned the South African golf community when he scored three holes-in-one in May, two of them during the same round, had more reason …

Powerhouse Willy wings it to WP

July 31, 2014 – 1:43 pm | Comments Off

Kenyan backline star joins Province
William Ambaka Ndayara, the powerhouse Kenyan wing,  will join DHL Western Province ahead of the 2014 Absa Currie Cup competition.
William Ambaka Ndayara, who weighs a hefty 100 kilograms and stands 1,95 …