Herman Gibbs

Officers suspended following busker incident

ROUGHHOUSE TACTICS … On Monday, Nono, who has occupied a spot on the corner of St George’s Mall and Shortmarket Street since 2008, was manhandled by a group of city law enforcement officers and his guitar was smashed. Nono gets his roadshow going again Music rang out in St George’s Mall on Wednesday as about 200 people, many of them …

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Tennis players in their birthday suits

Players have the balls to bare all Agnieszka Radwanska and John Isner are the latest tennis players to bare it all in ESPN The Magazine’s Body Issue, which hits newsstands this week. Serena Williams, James Blake, Vera Zvonareva, Daniela Hantuchova and wheelchair star Esther Vergeer have all posed for the annual issue. This year ESPN magazine again invited well-known athletes …

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Stormers bullish about breakdown ability

FEELING BULLISH … Matthew Proudfoot, the DHL Stormers forwards coach DHL Stormers forwards coach, Matthew Proudfoot says there are more ways of achieving success against the Bulls other than matching them physically. Proudfoot believes that even though the Stormers have had success against their northern rivals by throwing their weight around in the past, they will seek to gain the …

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Stormers comings and goings: Pietersen out, Taute in

Comings and goings … Jaco Taute is likely to stay in the Cape while Joe Pietersen is on his way out. Taute likely to offset Pietersen loss DHL Stormers fullback Joe Pietersen is a doubtful starter for Saturday’s Super Rugby derby against the Bulls at Newlands. Allister Coetzee, the Stormers head coach, told the rugby media at Bellville on Monday …

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Green Point a place for sporting excellence

Upgraded Green Point track officially opens The Executive Mayor of Cape Town Alderman Patricia de Lille presided at the official launch of the upgraded Green Point Track over the weekend. Here is the gist of her speech at the event: Mayoral Committee Members, Councillors, honoured guests, ladies and gentlemen. Good morning, goeie more, molweni. It gives me great pleasure to …

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This is meyerality: Heyneke – play well and I’ll pick U

Meyer: Don’t dream about playing – you’re in the squad Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer says the presence of nine uncapped players in the 34-man Springbok squad showed that he has rewarded players who have performed consistently in recent weeks. Meyer aired his thoughts on the composition of the squad at Newlands where squad announcement was made on Saturday evening, some …

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United skipper Nemanja Vidic out for eight weeks due to knee injury

Manchester United have confirmed that Nemanja Vidic will be ruled out for at least two months following knee surgery. The Serbian star sat out the 2-1 win at Liverpool on Sunday after complaining of tightness in his knee and a subsequent examination revealed a more serious problem. The [more] United skipper has already had surgery to repair cartilage and is …

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It’s a fog up. Fears of oil pollution

By Herman R Gibbs The Japanese fishing vessel that ran aground at Clifton in thick fog early on Saturday has raised fears of possible oil pollution. Efforts to re float the Eihatsu Maru, which is carrying bout 90 tons of fuel and 50 tons of fish, have proved fruitless so far. The 28-man crew and their dog Ally were stranded …

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