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June 13, 2017

Firefighters thanked for their brave efforts

Pretoria – Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa has commended firefighters from the Department of Environmental Affairs’ Working on Fire (WoF) programme for their brave efforts in providing assistance to fire authorities in the Eastern and Southern Cape.

“In one of the largest local deployment of firefighting services, WoF has deployed more than 800 firefighters in Knysna and Natures Valley. About 450 of these firefighters are in Knysna forming the bulk of firefighting efforts in the area.

“In the Sarah Baartman District, Working on Fire will have close to 400 firefighters assembled by this afternoon,” the department said.

The department said an [...]

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June 8, 2017

Countdown has begun for rugby’s debut at Moses Mabhida Stadium

Rugby will make its much-anticipated debut at the iconic Moses Mabhida Stadium on Friday 16 June when former Cell C Sharks favourite Fred Michalak will lead out a star-studded French Barbarians side against the SA ‘A’ team in Durban on Youth Day. This match will kick-off at 16h45.

Over that weekend, the City of Durban will proudly host not just this festival match, but also the Castle Lager Incoming Series Test between the Springboks and France at Growthpoint KINGS PARK, on Saturday 17 June (kick-off at 17h00).

Commenting on these matches, The Sharks CEO, Gary Teichmann, said: “We are happy to be associated with this historic match, which the eThekwini [...]

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June 8, 2017

1000 Hills Experience

The Valley of 1000 Hills is named after the many hills, cliffs and valleys which rise up from the banks of the Umgeni River as it flows from the distant Drakensberg mountains to the Indian Ocean. The diverse area combines the luxury of laid-back country living with an ancient, indigenous culture on its doorstep. The valley has been home to the Zulu people for centuries, with many continuing to practice and live their unique traditional lifestyle.

The Valley of 1000 Hills is KwaZulu-Natal’s doorway, situated close to the beautiful beaches of the Indian Ocean as well as the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands, further inland. On the crest of the hills overlooking the valley are leafy suburbs [...]

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June 5, 2017

This 101-year-old man took his whole family skydiving — and broke a record!

Skydiving isn’t a stunt for the faint of heart, but when you do it at 101 years old, you’re pretty much a superhuman.

Meet Verdun Hayes. On May 13 he became the oldest person in the world to complete a 15,000-foot tandem jump, according to Guinness World Records. “I felt just over the moon,” Hayes, from Devon, England, told TODAY. “I wanted to beat the world’s record, which I have done.”

And he wasn’t alone. Hayes completed the jump with eight family members and two close friends at Dunkeswell Airfield in England.

“He was probably the calmest one on the plane,” Hayes’ grandson-in-law Ian Honnor told TODAY. “He had no fear and just loved it. He just wanted [...]

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