Congratulations Cape Town!
Table Mountain officially one of the New Seven Wonders Of Nature
Even though we all celebrated like crazy when our iconic Table Mountain was named as a provisional entry onto the New Seven Wonders of Nature list, some were a wee bit uneasy it wasn’t quite official – until now, that is. The Swiss-based New7Wonders foundation has confirmed Table Mountain’s status as one of the New Seven Wonders is official, after an audit confirmed the result of a global voting process. More than 100 million votes were received from 220 countries. Phew, now we can really crack open the bubbly.
What’s Up Cape Town joined many others in campaigning tirelessly for Table Mountain to make the list, and it now joins Halong Bay, Iguazu Falls, Jeju Island and Puerto Princesa Underground River as having its status confirmed. The Amazon and Komodo Island remain on the provisional list.
Being part of the list is a significant boost for the city’s tourism industry, and has great long-term marketing value for Cape Town, as it becomes part of school curricula and becomes a “must see” and “bucket list” item for travellers.
Time for another hike or cable car trip up the mountain perhaps?
Entertainment – for a good cause
“Rocking For Rhinos” The Higgins Fund
443 Rhinos were killed in South Africa in 2011 alone, far surpassing the already depressing total of 333 in 2010. This year, 183 rhinos have already been poached. Rhinos are on the verge of extinction with some subspecies already extinct. The end of 2011 saw an increase in awareness for this more than worthy cause, sadly it took the deaths of 443 rhinos for the country to sit up and take notice.
With that in mind the "Rocking for Rhinos" team wants to create awareness, and to raise funds for the Higgins project by hosting a Rock concert at Hillcrest Wine Estate on Saturday 5th of May and a more Blues concert on Sunday 6th May, for about 2000 people.
The concert is aimed at everyone with a heart and all proceeds thereof will go to the rehabilitation of a male rhino named Higgins. Higgins lost 80% of his eyesight in a poaching attack at Fairy Glen Reserve near Cape Town.
The event will be named "Rocking For Rhinos" and the team has pledged to make it an annual event with a different recipient each year.
1: Mark Haze (accompanied by Band) : Saturday
2: Boombox Troopers: Saturday
3: When Karma Sleeps: Saturday
4: The Jack Mantis Band. Sunday
5: Pebbleman: Saturday
6: The Studerbakers: (Sunday)
7: Janie Bay: (Saturday)
8: December Streets (Saturday)
9: Tombstone Pete (Solo) (Saturday)
10: Christan Castell (Solo) (Saturday)
11: Crimson House Blues; (Sunday)
12: The Stremes: (Saturday)
13: Akkadis Band: (Saturday)
14:Ashtray Electric (Saturday)
15: Sixgun Gospel (Sunday)
16: Natasha Meister (Sunday)
17: Ballistic Blues (Sunday)
18: Reburn (Saturday)
19: Spontaneous Combustion Blues Band (Sunday)
20: Freddie van Dango (Saturday)
Cost: R100 l R50 at Computicket
Super 15 still going strong…
Friday May 4th: Bulls vs Reds at 11:40
The Melbourne Rebels and the Bulls have only played each other once in Super Rugby and that match was won by the Bulls 47-10.
Tries – R. Blake, C. Vuna, N. Phipps, G. Delve
Con – K. Beale 4
Cards – L. Jones (yellow and white)
Tries – A. Ndungane, B. Basson, M. Steyn, CJ. Stander
Pen – M. Steyn
Con – M. Steyn 4
Cards – F. Van der Merwe (yellow)
Assistant Ref 1: Angus Gardner
Assistant Ref 2: Julian Pritchard
1. Nic Henderson, 2. Ged Robinson, 3. Rodney Blake, 4. Cadeyrn Neville, 5. Hugh Pyle, 6. Luke Jones, 7. Tim Davidson, 8. Gareth Delve, 9. Nick Phipps, 10. Kurtley Beale, 11. Cooper Vuna, 12. Lachlan Mitchell, 13. Mitch Inman, 14. Mark Gerrard, 15. Julian Huxley.
Replacements: 16. Adam Freier, 17. Jono Owen, 18. Al Campbell, 19. Ryan Hodson, 20. Richard Kingi, 21. James Hilgendorf, 22. Stirling Mortlock.
15. Zane Kirchner, 14. Akona Ndungane, 13. JJ Engelbrecht, 12. Wynand Olivier, 11. Bjorn Basson, 10. Morne Steyn, 9. Francois Hougaard, 8. Pierre Spies, 7. Jacques Potgieter, 6. CJ Stander, 5. Juandre Kruger, 4. Flip van der Merwe, 3. Werner Kruger, 2. Chiliboy Ralepelle, 1.Dean Greyling.
Replacements: 16. Willie Wepener, 17. Frik Kirsten, 18. Wilhelm Steenkamp, 19. Arno Botha, 20. Jano Vermaak, 21. Louis Fouche, 22. Johann Sadie.
Saturday May 5th: Shark vs Highlanders at 17:05, Kings Park, Durban
Saturday May 5th: Cheetahsvs W Force at 19:10, Free State Stadium, Bloemfontein
Happy weekend everyone!
From theMyTeeth Team