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Sunfoil Dolphins crowned 2015/16 Hollywoodbets Showdown

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Durban – The year-end holidays were officially welcomed to the Kingdom of the Zulu on Tuesday evening at Sahara Stadium Kingsmead as the Hollywoodbets Showdown at the Coast T20 Charity Challenge between the Sunfoil Dolphins and Cell C Sharks – won by the cricketers by 26 runs – was fun filled, family orientated and festive.

Complete with Mexican waves and flashing stumps, one-handed catches on the field and drop catches off it, dubious celeb umpires decision and mascot dance offs, dancing girls and pumping music, the day was unquestionably a festive one for all of the 3400 in attendance.

“It was awesome to see the amount of people that came out tonight to support both teams!” said Sunfoil Dolphins all-rounder Robbie Frylinck. “Some of us know the rugby players quite well but, obviously, what you see on TV and in real life is very different.”

“We’re in the middle of our pre-season campaign so it is great to get away from that for a bit and come out here tonight and be a part of such an occasion and support such a good cause,” added the day’s Cell C Sharks captain Cobus Reinach.

Batting first, the Sunfoil Dolphins set their rugby counterparts an imposing target of 228 for victory after Calvin Savage (50 retired), Frylinck (48) and Cameron Delport (43) bludgeoned the Cell C Sharks bowlers to all parts of the ground despite Jaco van Tonder’s (3/27) best efforts.

In response the Sharks lads started steadily thanks to squad newcomer Rhyno Smith (52) before center Andre Esterhuizen sent no fewer than three deliveries sailing high and handsomely over the West Stand in his effort of 33.

In the end it wasn’t enough from the rugby players though as the cricketers prevailed, earning themselves a 2-1 advantage after three editions of the clash.

The Sunfoil Dolphins captain Morné van Wyk (right) poses with Cell C Sharks stand-in captain Cobus Reinach (left) after the Dolphins won the Hollywoodbets Showdown at the Coast T20 Charity Challenge on Tuesday evening at Sahara Stadium Kingsmead. Photo: Howard Cleland

The Sunfoil Dolphins captain Morné van Wyk (right) poses with Cell C Sharks stand-in captain Cobus Reinach (left) after the Dolphins won the Hollywoodbets Showdown at the Coast T20 Charity Challenge on Tuesday evening at Sahara Stadium Kingsmead. Photo: Howard Cleland

While the day saw the coming together of two of Durban’s sporting greats, it was also one of generous support from Hollywoodbets of the day’s two beneficiaries, Umlazi Cricket Club and the Malvern Children’s Home.

Hollywoodbets’ upfront amount of R20000 to the two beneficiaries was soon amplified further as every six hit on the evening adding another R500 to the shared tally with no fewer than 27 balls clearing the ropes on the night.

“It as good fun with lots of sixes hit and over R13000 raised for both charities – the Malvern Children’s Home and the Umlazi Cricket Club,” added a satisfied Frylinck.

The day’s action started with the two franchises’ stars of yesteryear locked in a six-a-side clash between Lance Klusener’s Sunfoil Dolphins Legends and John Smit’s Cell C Sharks Legends which the cricketers claimed by just eight runs.
Batting first, Shaun Pollock and Errol Stewart gave the Dolphins Legends the start they were looking for, guiding their side to 58 for three.

In reply, the Cell Sharks Legends stuttered early on as Doug Watson and Stewart claimed two wickets apiece

A brave partnership between Ryan Strudwick and Eduard Coetzee brought the rugby aces closer but in the end it wasn’t enough as they finished on 50 for four, handing the Sunfoil Dolphins Legends an eight run win.

The day’s action-packed line-up of entertainment also included a memorable performance by one of Durban’s finest, Gangs of Ballet, presented by Cell C, who rocked the enthusiast crowd of KZN sport lovers.

More information can be found at www.dolphinscricket.co.za.

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I heart Market moves to Ballito’s Sugar Rush Park

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In time for the Festive Season KZN’s much-loved I heart Market makes a new permanent home up the North Coast at popular family entertainment venue – Sugar Rush Park in Ballito – with the season dates confirmed for 3, 10, 17 December 2022 and 7 January 2023 from 08:30 to 14:00.

Situated next to Collisheen Estate, Sugar Rush Park is a hive of family-friendly activities. It serves as an activity hub and the base for Holla Trails – a network of biking, running or walking trails that go through the sugar cane fields.

Sugar Rush Park, also has a restaurant -Food Fundi, a kids’ play area, mini-train, the Ndlondlo reptile park, The Jump Park, the Tree Trails obstacle course and Park Run every Saturday morning.

Anna Savage, the market’s owner /manager explains the move, “The I heart Market is a local business hub, and our business is based on the success of small business enterprises. We have an obligation to provide the best sales opportunity for our traders and at the same time create a relaxed, fun day out for everyone.”

“As a result, we have made a  bold decision to move to Ballito, as we needed to find a venue that could provide us with the security of a long-term lease, and a vibrant well-kept venue that has additional family-friendly activities that our customers can enjoy. We have found the perfect venue at Sugar Rush Park. We realize that this move is a big jump in terms of location and that it may be far for some of our regular customers. But we can guarantee a great day out to those who can travel north, and make  a day of it by taking advantage of the other activities available.”

The I heart Market has a reputation for supporting artisanal crafters, artists, and traders, offering fine, handmade goods that include jewellery, accessories, leather goods, ceramics, visual arts, décor, clothing, deli foods bakery goods including breads, pastries, cookies and cakes, and a delicious range of eat in foods. Echoing the market’s name, the goods on offer are made with love, dedication to the craft, and personal integrity.

“Sugar Rush Park is excited to welcome the I heart Market to our activity hub. Celebrating and supporting small creative local businesses is vital to the local economy and has a special role to play post covid.  We invite our customers and Ballito locals to support this initiative and enjoy the fine products.” Nick Jordan, partner at Sugar Rush.

According to Anna Savage, the market will continue to trade throughout the year on the first Saturday of every month. There is secure parking and entrance is free.

For more information, or to enquire about possible trading contact info@iheartmkt.com

 

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Best University in South Africa According to Center for World University Rankings

The best university in South Africa for 2012-2022 was declared by The Center for World University Rankings (CWUR). CWUR publishes the only academic ranking of global universities that assesses the quality of education, alumni employment, quality of faculty, and research performance without relying on surveys and university data submissions.

Top 12 South African Universities

National Rank World Rank University Quality of Education Rank Alumni Employment Rank Research Performance Rank Overall Score
1 269 UCT 180 260 252 77.3
2 292 Wits 190 98 329 76.9
3 435 Stellies 187 455 74.9
4 483 UKZN 491 375 480 74.3
5 580 UP Tuks 778 548 73.3
6 674 UJ 1035 642 72.5
7 924 NWU 879 70.7
8 1163 UFS 1107 69.3
9 1239 UWC 1175 68.9
10 1313 Rhodes 375 900 1269 68.5
11 1416 UNISA 955 1351 68.1
12 1631 NMU 1279 1559 67.1

Center for World University Rankings Methodology

CWUR uses seven objective and robust indicators grouped into four areas to rank the world’s universities:

  1. Quality of Education, measured by the number of a university’s alumni who have won major academic distinctions relative to the university’s size (25%)
  2. Alumni Employment, measured by the number of a university’s alumni who have held top executive positions at the world’s largest companies relative to the university’s size (25%)
  3. Quality of Faculty, measured by the number of faculty members who have won major academic distinctions (10%)
  4. Research Performance:
    1. Research Output, measured by the total number of research papers (10%)
    2. High-Quality Publications, measured by the number of research papers appearing in top-tier journals (10%)
    3. Influence, measured by the number of research papers appearing in highly-influential journals (10%)
    4. Citations, measured by the number of highly-cited research papers (10%)

Article shared from CWUR Website

Best University in South Africa’s Websites:

UCT – University of Cape Town

University Websites:

UCT – University of Cape Town
Wits – University of Witwatersrand
Stellies – Stellenbosch University
UKZN – University of KwaZulu-Natal
UP Tuks – University of Pretoria
UJ – University of Johannesburg
NWU – North-West University
UFS – University of Free State
UWC – University of Western Cape
Rhodes – Rhodes University
UNISA – University of South Africa
NMU – Nelson Mandela University

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Introducing Salta Sibaya

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The Devmco Group have worked on their latest innovation that aims to transform the Sibaya Coastal Precinct’s landscape from normal to extraordinary with a never-before-seen seaside neighbourhood, Salta Sibaya, which proudly sits above Umdloti and forms part of the precinct holistic development plan.

Salta Sibaya will set the precedent for how South Africans will live in the future within a vibrant mixed-use development. The developers pushed the boundaries in providing a bespoke retail and commercial element that is within walking distance of homes. As the future home to Spar, Tops, Woolworths and Pump Track, Salta Sibaya will have a myriad of shopping experiences on its doorstep.

The new central business district, with a culmination of some of South Africa’s much-loved brands finding their home in the dynamic commercial sector.

“When we embarked on this project, our vision was to take the Sibaya lifestyle to the next level by creating a dynamic mixed-use development, where residents live moments away from their workplace allowing them to spend more time on life’s pleasures; braais with family, trail walks throughout the conservancy and estate while enjoying breath-taking views. Salta Sibaya gives you a variety of residential opportunities, with a choice of spacious, pet-friendly, freestanding coastal homes starting from R2.95 million, perfect for those who wish to semigrate to KZN,” shares Devmco Group Director, Charles Thompson.

Choose a double storey or single-story piece of land and build your coastal family home or invest in one of the turn-key home designs.
The homes range between 2-bedroom homes from R2 950 000, 3-bedroom homes from R3 300 000, and 4-bedroom homes from R3 900 000.

For more information, visit www.saltasibaya.co.za

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