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"Jy is nou ’n Springbok" - Rugbylegende Frik du Preez onthou die grootste oomblik in sy sportloopbaan

Boots en brannewynFrik du Preez ken van stories vertel. Die oud-Springbok en skrywer van Boots en brannewyn: Snaakse stories uit die rugbywêreld het verlede jaar staaltjies met Bun Booyens gedeel oor hoe dit was om in die 1960′s rugby te speel.

Netwerk24 het die storie opgespoor, afgestof en weer gedeel, en hoe bly is rugbyaanhangers nie daaroor nie?

Du Preez het vertel hoe dit was om destyds vir die beroemde afrigter “Dok” Danie Craven te speel. Hy’t verder gesels oor 1965 wat ‘n besonderse moeilike jaar was vir die Springbokke, hul groot kragmetings teen Nieu-Seeland, Frankryk en Brittanje, die moeilikste speler wat hy ooit teëgekom het en die grootste oomblik in sy sportloopbaan.

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Wie was die moeilikste ou teen wie jy gespeel het?

Hulle was almal moeilik, maar [die All Black] Colin Meads en sy broer Stan. Hulle het mos saam gespeel, maar Stan het net daar in Nieu-Seeland gespeel, want iemand moes na die plaas kyk. Hy was baie beter as Colin in die lynstaan. Stan het vir my gas gegee.
Dan was daar Benoît Dauga. Daar in Frankryk het hy my geëet in die lynstane, maar gelukkig was daar nie televisie nie, so die mense kon nie sien hoe gee hy my pak nie.

As jy nou terugkyk, wat is die grootste oomblik?

Toe ek gekies is vir die Springboktoerspan sonder dat ek vir Noord-Transvaal gespeel het. Daardie Saterdagaand luister ek nie eens na die spanne nie, ek het nog ’n meisie drive-in toe gevat. Ek hoor toe die ouens langs my begin hande klap, maar ek is te skaam om te gaan vra. Toe ek by die huis kom, sê hulle vir my: “Jy is nou ’n Springbok.”


Banting on the Agenda for the 1st Episode of ZA News' Point of Order Mock Parliamentary Session with Tim Noakes

The Real Meal RevolutionDie kosrevolusieSouth African satire powerhouse ZA News recently put The Real Meal Revolution author Tim Noakes on a different kind of pedestal on their brand new programme Point of Order, the comedy panel TV show that puts comedians in a mock parliament session complete with a questionable Madam Speaker, gavel in hand.

Noakes was featured as the first special guest on the hilarious show, which could be described as a very, very South African version of the popular BBC programmes QI or Would I Lie to You.

To distract you from the ongoing hearing in which the Health Professionals’ Council of South Africa (HPCSA) has put Noakes under investigation following a controversial tweet, watch some of South Africa’s best comedians debate Banting and all that it entails in a lighthearted parody of the all-too-familiar parliamentary set-up.

“Banting Banting Banting. When you take Banting into it, we lose our favourite colour – carbohydrate white,” “chief whip” Tumi Morake jokes as she states her point for the government side of this parliamentary session.

Watch the trailer, then head on over Star Sat or Vimeo on Demand to watch the full episode:

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Presenting Peter Church's First Postmodern, Subversive, Sexually Charged Novella, Blue Cow Sky

Blue Cow SkyNew from Burnet Media – Blue Cow Sky: A comic novella of sexual proportions by Peter Church:

Leo can’t get no satisfaction … He’s down on his luck, he’s running low on cash, his car keeps breaking down, his uptight neighbour wants him kicked out of his apartment block, his best friend’s a wannabe gangster, and he’s been trying to write his second novel for five years, current word count: zero. Worst of all, he’s still pining after the girl of his dreams who broke his heart a lifetime ago.

What Leo can get is sex. Naughty sex, dirty sex, inappropriate sex. Sex with old flames and new strangers and old cougars and young waifs. Sex in the car and at the gym and on the beach and in fancy houses and in shithole back rooms on a dingy mattress with a girl whose name he doesn’t know while he’s trying to work out the meaning of life …

Leo is Holden Caulfield meets Dirk Diggler meets Hunter S Thompson while trying to find himself 
(and write the great postmodern novel) in the guest cottages of bored Constantia housewives, the homeless shelters of Kalk Bay and the storage barns of McGregor. And Blue Cow Sky is his story.

“It had me giggling and gasping by page nine … a thrilling read”Karen Watkins, Cape Community Newspaper

About the author

Peter Church is the internationally published author of traditional crime-thrillers Dark Video and Bitter Pill. This is his first postmodern, subversive, sexually charged novella …

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Don't Miss a Talk by Ann Gadd on Making a Living from Art in Somerset West

How to Make an Income from Your Art: Turn Your Passion into Profit and Thrive as an ArtistA-Z Place Names Of South AfricaThings ewe never KnEwe about South African place namesEwe in the Office

This weekend, the Western Cape Art Society will host a talk by Ann Gadd on making a living from art.

Gadd is the author of 14 books, including How to Make an Income from Your Art: Turn Your Passion into Profit and Thrive as an Artist and A-Z Place Names Of South Africa. Her writing has been translated into many different languages, and she is one of South Africa’s best-selling and most popular artists.

Not to be missed!

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Find the President and Win a Holiday Worth R5 000 and a Copy of Where's Zuma? by Kobus Galloway

Where’s Zuma?To celebrate the publication of Where’s Zuma?, the new Where’s Wally inspired book from Kobus Galloway, Random House Struik is giving away a holiday voucher worth R5 000 along with a copy of the book.

To stand a chance to win, you need to complete three challenges, finding Zuma in busy pictures from Where’s Zuma?. The picture from the first week of the competition was of the president’s private residence at Nkandla, the second of the 2015 State of the Nation Address and the third of the Gupta Wedding at Sun City.

The competition closes on 4 December. To stand a chance to win, you need to answer the question about where you spotted Zuma and enter your details on the Random House Struik’s website.

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1-Question Interview: Sarah Lotz

Introducing a new series of 1-question interviews on The Good Book Appreciation Society.

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The Good Book Appreciation Society is a secret book club on Facebook with over 4000 members. To join the club, friend Bea Reader on FB or email

Sarah Lotz is the author of a ton of different books under a ton of different names, her most recent is Day Four. Steven King says: ‘DAY FOUR, is really good. It’s the cruise ship from hell.’