You Need

Kate Hudson Hits the Reformer, Sofia Vergara Nails a Plank, and More Star Fitness Snaps You Missed Last Week

[brightcove:5342266505001 default]

If you're like us and spent most of the weekend cozied up inside, you may need just a little extra #MondayMotivation to get back into workout-crushing mode this week. Thankfully, these five A-listers were busy documenting their fitness efforts over the past few days, and all the inspo you need is right here. Check out their impressive snaps. Then pick your fave and go follow suit.

Kate Hudson tones up with Pilates

On Friday, the super-fit star smiled through a toning session with her Pilates trainer of nearly 20 years, Nicole Stuart. Her adorable matching sports bra and leggings? They are Fabletics, of course.

Shalita Grant bares her abs on a hike

The NCIS: New Orleans actress declared #strongisthenewskinny in an Instagram caption of herself stretching it out on a hiking trail. Grant is dedicated to her healthy lifestyle, and promised "more #fitness videos coming soon!!"

Nina Dobrev busts a move

Last Tuesday the actress and Reebok ambassador posted a clip of a hip-hop routine that made us want to get up and dance!

Sofia Vergara tops off a training session with a plank

The Modern Family stunner had a one-on-one session with celeb trainer Julio Cruz in Los Angeles over the weekend. We strongly suggest following Cruz on Instagram if you want more celebrity workout clips. Just watching his videos makes us sweat.

The Rock breaks out the chains

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson was in for a shirtless sweat session with heavy chains on Sunday. And you can always count on the actor to share some words of motivation: "Let's get after it today on this hardcore Sunday," he says. "I always kick my weeks off on Sunday, not on Monday. I get a head start … Let's roll!"

Digital Transformation Designer (Johannesburg)

Remuneration: Basic salary 
Location: Johannesburg
Education level: Degree
Job level: Mid/Senior
Own transport required: Yes
Travel requirement: Occasional
Type: Permanent
Company: SelectONE

This position requires an experienced professional with a solid understanding of technology transformation projects across multiple industries that include advisory, design and deployment of enabling technologies.  The candidate must also be able to articulate a value proposition to the business community at senior management and executive level. You will perform the following tasks amongst others as required:

  • Practice development – supporting a team that can drive and deliver technology advisory and design solutions across multiple industries
  • Proposal support activities through RFP/RFI/Tenders and subsequent proposals, client presentations, requirements gathering and facilitating demos of prototypes with technical assistance
  • Scoping, sizing and planning the associated project effort and dependencies
  • Define project approaches at project life cycle level
    • Support and help define integrated project plans, including Project charters / project definition reports that elaborate on all aspects of the project
  • Resource and mobilise project work streams as per project plans
  • Manage resource re-allocations and handovers in the event of swap-outs or resignations or scope changes
  • Manage and oversee all project activities as overall owner of the client relationship and the resource accountable for project delivery
  • Continuously monitor and manage delivery according to sound business principles
  • Perform research, evaluate and stay current with trends in the industry
  • Work closely with business users, solution and platform vendors and other delivery areas 

Our Requirements

Experience in managing high-value technology transformation projects, including IT advisory projects

  • Management consulting experience (preferred)
  • Knowledge and experience to develop cloud strategy/solutions and articulate impact of cloud to business
  • Knowledge and experience of conceptual enterprise architecture components (data, information, security)
  • Strong project commercial ability i.e. Budgeting / pricing on projects
  • Experience in operating in a DevOps environment i.e. Agile / Scrum or Hybrid methods
  • Experience and knowledge of delivering services and implementations in Africa will be an advantageous
  • Advanced corporate communication and writing experience and advanced computer literacy (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Excellent level knowledge of technology advisory services, including IT Strategy, IT Operating Models, IT Effectiveness and Performance Management, IT Cost Optimisation, IT Portfolio Management
  • Interpersonal communications skills, presentation skills and client interaction skills including relationship management

Posted on 11 Dec 15:50

Apply by email
Denise Wasley
Or apply with your Biz CV

Create your CV once, and thereafter you can apply to this ad and future job ads easily.

Get job alerts for Designer jobs

More…

B2B Writer (Cape Town)

Remuneration: negotiable Cost to company 
Location: Cape Town
Education level: Degree
Job level: Mid
Type: Permanent
Reference: #Tam285
Company: Viv Gordon Placements

A superb opportunity has opened up for a talented, mid-weight B2B Writer at an international PR Consultancy. We’re looking for a skilled wordsmith who has a genuine interest in IT and Technology to write for the consultancy and its clients in this sector. Can you turn technical content into easy to read B2B language that not only serves its purpose but also impresses its readers? The ideal candidate is super organised and deadline driven. We’re looking for someone with integrity who doesn’t profess to know everything but will take it upon themselves to become an expert in the things they’re asked to write about.

Responsibilities

  • Research and write articles, media releases, blog posts, white papers, eBooks, Tweets, web copy, video scripts.
  • Proof content with your eagle eyes and then liaise with client managers and client to secure approvals.

Requirements
The successful candidate must have/be:

  • Relevant Degree
  • Organised to the point of annoying people
  • In love with the idea of working with tech start-ups and entrepreneurs
  • Detail oriented
  • A grammar nerd
  • Interested in B2B subjects (and able to write about them)
  • Honest

Please submit a relevant portfolio on application

Should you not receive a response within one week, please consider your application unsuccessful.

Company Description

Viv Gordon Placements (VGP) is a specialist recruitment agency in the advertising, marketing, media, public relations and publishing industries.

Posted on 11 Dec 15:47

Apply by email
Tamara Wolpert
Or apply with your Biz CV

Create your CV once, and thereafter you can apply to this ad and future job ads easily.

7 Dffernt knds of smoke

Get job alerts for Writer jobs

More…

Digital Transformation Officer (Johannesburg)

Remuneration: negotiable Basic salary 
Location: Johannesburg
Education level: Degree
Job level: Junior/Mid
Own transport required: Yes
Travel requirement: Occasional
Type: Permanent
Company: SelectONE

Are you a Tech Disruption Officer? We are looking for a remarkably creative and dynamically results-driven UI/UX aware technologist to join this dynamic, disruptive Consulting team.

You need to be an IT Expert that doesn’t fit neatly into “boxes”. Creativity and design need to run through your veins. You have begun your journey in the Tech world and want to make your mark in dynamic digital visuals. Translating the brief and the strategic requirements into compelling creative solutions.

Your love is Research, Science and Data and turning technical strategies into exciting visuals using Iconography and UX. You create it for work and for pleasure. Your work is pixel-perfect and you can use advanced PowerPoint like a Pro.

If this is you and you crave an environment where you can craft strategy designs and concepts and turn them into visual magic, bringing them to life through icons, then this is your chance to be a TDO – Technology Disruptive Officer. 

Posted on 11 Dec 15:38

Apply by email
Jacqui Young
Or apply with your Biz CV

Create your CV once, and thereafter you can apply to this ad and future job ads easily.

Get job alerts for Transformation Officer jobs

Senior Digital Art Director (Cape Town)

We’re on a mission to match top clients with talented candidates – and be the best at it!

Remuneration: R35000 – R40000 per month Cost to company 
Benefits: There are a few great perks
Location: Cape Town, Cape Town
Education level: Diploma
Job level: Mid/Senior
Type: Permanent
Reference: #DAD103
Company: Talent Magnet | Digital Recruitment

Job description

If you’ve earned your stripes (and your scars) in the agency world, but have grown a bit tired of the mayhem, and not really “owning” the brands you’ve worked on, we’d like to talk to you.

If you’ve been freelancing successfully, but are getting a bit weary of serving 15 masters who all want everything yesterday, we’d like to talk to you.

If you know that design and branding is about a heck of a lot more than just visual identity, then we’d like to talk to you.

And if you still want to work with a company that’s young, and fun, but you also want, you know, a life beyond the Mac, then we’d like to talk to you.

Our client is global technology company – they have shed the start–up mantle and are an established company that’s hell bent on growing their business and taking the reins of the event technology sector (in a friendly, helpful way of course). Their app, suite and the cloud-based platform behind it are all winners with clients around the world, and they are finally (FINALLY) solidifying our brand and taking our story to the world.

To do that, they need a design lead. Someone that wants to do more than “make it pretty” , will work to understand the business and apply smart, engaging design that helps convey a message (not just make the message look nice). We’re a lean team, so this role will actually be any roles, and you’ll like that.

Most important – you’ll own the brand. It will be your baby to nurture, raise and make awesome.

What is expected of you?
Interested? Here’s a very short list of just some of the things you’ll be doing:

  • Helping to define and enhance our brand, and applying it to everything (from our website to our sales collateral).
  • Owning that brand, and helping to manage external suppliers (that’s right, the agencies will become your bitches) in conjunction with the marketing director.
  • Driving (along with the marketing director) a global advertising campaign. Every. Single. Aspect of it. You’ll have input into concepts, strategy and of course, lead the design.
  • Mentoring younger designers.
  • Feeding into every other aspect of our business, from app UI/UX to offline events.

The culture

Those are the skills, but we put a lot of emphasis on finding people that fit our team, and our culture. You’re tailor–made for eventcloud if you’re:

  • Pro–active – No waiting around being told what to do
  • Obsessed with being the best – You don’t need to be told to make it better, you seek out opportunities to do so
  • Committed – We serve clients around the world, and there are times when you need to engage out of hours
  • Friendly – We’re a small office. Personality is worth its weight in gold
  • A fast learner – we’ll help you get started. You’ll get support. But you need to want to grow and improve and enhance your skills. Trust us, there’s no ceiling at eventcloud
  • A leader and guide– we have a learning culture, and you may be asked to help others develop their skills based on your knowledge and experience

What is on offer
We know we ask a lot. But we also offer a lot:

  • Full medical insurance.
  • Better than average compensation.
  • The chance to work in the most incredible collaborative space in Cape Town.
  • Your birthday off every year and a host of perks (the bar opens at 4 on a Friday).
  • Flexible work hours (no one likes Cape Town traffic).
  • The opportunity to work with a company that’s aiming for nothing less than global domination (with a smile of course).
  • To be part of a driven, global team who wake up singing “everything is awesome” in a non–creepy way.

Requirements

Skills and experience
What do you need to bring to the table?

  • At least five years of strategic art direction, brand development and implementation experience.
  • Pixel–perfect attention to detail.
  • Expert–level digital design.
  • Experience working with developers (you don’t need to write the code, but you need to know what makes their lives easier).
  • A portfolio that shows diverse, comprehensive brand work and real–world business design.
  • Experience with video production and/or animation would be a major bonus.

If you feel that the above describes you, the please apply.

If you do not hear back from us within two weeks, then perhaps you are not the perfect fit for this job, but that does not mean you might not be perfect for other jobs.

Posted on 11 Dec 14:58

Apply by email
Martin Janse van Rensburg
Or apply with your Biz CV

Create your CV once, and thereafter you can apply to this ad and future job ads easily.

Talent Magnet | Digital Recruitment

We’re recruitment experts who specialise in digital. With over 15 years experience ,Here’s what we offer.

FAST, PROFESSIONAL SERVICE

Speed is everything in this business, which is why work around the clock to get results fast.

A UNIQUE DIGITAL FOCUS

We’re passionate about digital and uniquely focused on helping the industry grow. From Client Service to Paid Media, SEO, Marketing, and more, we’ve got it covered.

NATIONAL NETWORK

With contacts across the South Africa and some obroad, we have the ability to find work placements and opportunities irrespective of location.

IMPROVISED SOLUTIONS

Whether it’s immersing ourselves in company culture or hot desking at clients to find them the perfect candidate, we pull out all the stops.

View company profile

Get job alerts for Digital Art Director jobs

More…

Store Manager/Shop Assistants (Flagstaff)

Remuneration: negotiable Basic salary 
Benefits: UIF, Provident Fund, Medical Aid
Location: Flagstaff
Education level: Matric
Job level: Junior/Mid
Type: Permanent
Reference: #SM Flagstaff
Company: Rage

Rage has an exciting opportunity for a store manager for our new store in Flagstaff, Eastern Cape .

The store is in need of achievement-orientated people with excellent customer service and people management skills.

Two years’ experience as a store manager will be advantageous.

The position requires the candidate to have retail experience in women’s fashion, a flair for visual merchandising and a good head for figures and administration and is sales driven.

Requirements:

  • Driving turnover to ensure achievement of targets
  • Controlling expenses
  • Managing target losses to ensure shrinkage is in line with the company standard
  • People management, including recruitment, development and training of staff, employee relations, performance management
  • Executing in-store merchandise strategy and standards
  • Ensure customer satisfaction by executing our customer service strategy and fulfilling the demands of our customers
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Good standard of IT and numeracy
  • Effective influencing and negotiation skills
  • Strong customer focus
  • Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines
  • Analysing and problem-solving skills
  • Commercial awareness
  • Flexibility
  • Strong time-management skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Demonstrable leadership and management qualities
  • Leadership skills: you will have to keep your employees motivated, resolve conflicts and make hard decisions for your employees. A successful store manager is a good leader
  • Time management: you will be working with employees, customers and management. You might have to create schedules, order supplies and write reports. Time management is essential to make sure everything gets done
  • Math and budgeting: store managers are expected to keep and maintain a budget in almost every field. You will need to be confident in using math skills to make sure you know where your company’s money is going
  • Analytical skills: you will be in charge of hiring new employees, and being a good judge of character will help ensure that you hire the right people to maintain an efficient and motivated team. You will also need analytical skills to be able to solve problems that may come up during a typical work day
  • Decision-making skills: the buck stops with you. Whether it is dealing with employees, customers, management or vendors, you will have to make decisions that affect the company. Having the ability to make hard and fast decisions is crucial to your success
  • Speaking and writing: store managers do a lot of communicating. This might be one-on-one to a customer, in front of a group of employees, or in a meeting with management. You might be called upon to write reports, recommendations, or reasons for termination. Great verbal communications and writing skills will help you in any of these scenarios
  • Customer service skills: customers are going to ask to speak to the manager. How you interact with customers is crucial for repeat business, employee morale and the health of your company. Great customer service skills will help you solve issues before they become problems, and help create customer loyalty

Posted on 11 Dec 11:15

Get job alerts for Store Manager jobs

Store Manager (New Castle)

Remuneration: negotiable Basic salary 
Benefits: UIF, Medical Aid and Provident Fund
Location: New Castle
Education level: Matric
Job level: Junior/Mid
Type: Permanent
Reference: #SM New Castle

Rage has an exciting opportunity for a store manager for our new store in  New Castle, Kwa Zulu Natal.

The store is in need of achievement-orientated people with excellent customer service and people management skills.

Two years’ experience as a store manager will be advantageous.

The position requires the candidate to have retail experience in women’s fashion, a flair for visual merchandising and a good head for figures and administration and is sales driven.

Requirements:

  • Driving turnover to ensure achievement of targets
  • Controlling expenses
  • Managing target losses to ensure shrinkage is in line with the company standard
  • People management, including recruitment, development and training of staff, employee relations, performance management
  • Executing in-store merchandise strategy and standards
  • Ensure customer satisfaction by executing our customer service strategy and fulfilling the demands of our customers
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Good standard of IT and numeracy
  • Effective influencing and negotiation skills
  • Strong customer focus
  • Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines
  • Analysing and problem-solving skills
  • Commercial awareness
  • Flexibility
  • Strong time-management skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Demonstrable leadership and management qualities
  • Leadership skills: you will have to keep your employees motivated, resolve conflicts and make hard decisions for your employees. A successful store manager is a good leader
  • Time management: you will be working with employees, customers and management. You might have to create schedules, order supplies and write reports. Time management is essential to make sure everything gets done
  • Math and budgeting: store managers are expected to keep and maintain a budget in almost every field. You will need to be confident in using math skills to make sure you know where your company’s money is going
  • Analytical skills: you will be in charge of hiring new employees, and being a good judge of character will help ensure that you hire the right people to maintain an efficient and motivated team. You will also need analytical skills to be able to solve problems that may come up during a typical work day
  • Decision-making skills: the buck stops with you. Whether it is dealing with employees, customers, management or vendors, you will have to make decisions that affect the company. Having the ability to make hard and fast decisions is crucial to your success
  • Speaking and writing: store managers do a lot of communicating. This might be one-on-one to a customer, in front of a group of employees, or in a meeting with management. You might be called upon to write reports, recommendations, or reasons for termination. Great verbal communications and writing skills will help you in any of these scenarios
  • Customer service skills: customers are going to ask to speak to the manager. How you interact with customers is crucial for repeat business, employee morale and the health of your company. Great customer service skills will help you solve issues before they become problems, and help create customer loyalty

Posted on 11 Dec 11:05

Get job alerts for Store Manager jobs

More…

Client Service Consultant (Durban)

Start 2018 with a new and exciting role that promises lots of variety, growth and responsibility. Will suit a self-driven person with excellent people skills, who delights in servicing clients and building strong relationships.

Benefit from using your good organisational, planning and follow up skills as you take briefs from clients, co-ordinate multiple projects, ensure timelines are met and implement on-line advertising campaigns. Strong administrative ability, attention to detail, computer fluency as well as good written and verbal skills secures. 

Skills / Experience:

  • Degree / Tertiary education preferred
  • At least two years’ relevant experience either in Account Management, Sales Consultant or Customer Service
  • Will consider Graduates, who have returned from overseas with work experience on Yachts or Teaching English
  • Will consider ex-Teachers, Travel Consultants, Clothing Co-ordinators, Campaign Co-ordinators
  • Proficient on Ms Office and comfortable learning new computer packages
  • Fluent in the use of social media tools including Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn
  • Ability to write well with good grammar and spelling
  • Self-motivated and target driven
  • Dynamic team player, who wants to work in a professional environment with high standards
  • Loyal, committed and stable
  • Deadline driven with a sense of urgency
  • Solutions driven and a lateral thinker
  • Own Car and Drivers licence

Posted on 11 Dec 09:54

Sandi Crowther Recruitment

One of the most established team of Recruitment Consultants in Durban with a reputation for sourcing and placing top quality candidates at select companies.

View company profile

Get job alerts for Client Service jobs

Temporary Office Administrator (Nelspruit)

Remuneration: Basic salary 
Location: Nelspruit
Reference: #NEL007564/EL
Company: MPRTC Recruitment

Temporary office administrator required in Nelspruit.

Requirements

  • Grade 12/matric with mathematics and science
  • Office computing qualification
  • One to two years’ experience as a data capturer
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent grammar and spelling skills
  • Can work independently
  • Computer literate
  • Valid code eight driver’s license and own transport 

You will need to reside in Nelspruit or surrounding area. 

Please take note: If you have not been contacted within 14 days, please consider your application unsuccessful.

Your details will be held for future vacancies. 
Please visit our website www.mprtc.co.za to upload your CV or for more information. 

Posted on 11 Dec 09:43

MPRTC Recruitment

The most essential and important resource any company can possess will undoubtedly be the talent that they employ. This is where MPCT is crucial, in that we specialise in the most diverse and complex resource; we supply people, the right people, for your company.

View company profile

Get job alerts for Office Administrator jobs

Internal Sales Consultant (Trichardt)

Advertising, Marketing,
PR, Media and Digital

Jhb: 011 883 5404
CT: 021 422 3590 www.adtalent.co.za
    

Recruiters & Career Coaches in Advertising, Marketing and Media Industries

Lynn: 082 802 4441 (Advertising/Digital/Media)

az.oc.dauqskroweht@nnyl

Jo-Anne: 084 200 1703 (Marketing/Sales/PR)

az.oc.dauqskroweht@ennaoj

    

Recruitment Specialists since 1989

Rob Jones:

az.oc.llywel@jbor


Michelle Jones:

az.oc.llywel@jhcim


Tel: 011 465 9368
www.lewyll.co.za

Miss Egypt Was Bullied as a Teen for Weighing 220 Lbs.: ‘I’ve Learned How to Love Myself’

Miss Egypt Farah Sedky recounted that she was considered “morbidly obese” at 220 lbs.

This article originally appeared on People.com.

On Sunday, Miss Egypt Farah Sedky could be crowned Miss Universe — but just a few years ago, she was considered “morbidly obese” at 220 lbs. and getting cruelly bullied by her classmates.

The pageant hopeful and recent college graduate says that the other students at her all-girls high school would constantly taunt her.

“Growing up in an all-girls school wasn’t the easiest. I was brutally bullied and to the point that I was once beaten by one of my peers,” Sedky, 23, tells PEOPLE. “To this day, I still remember her looking down at me on the ground and saying, ‘I’d love to wake up tomorrow and not see you at school, no one will miss you if you’ll be gone forever.’ ”

She hit 220 lbs. by age 15, and her doctor said that she would be diabetic in the next six months if she didn’t change her habits.

“This was the first time that I saw my father cry, which motivated me to lose the weight and begin to maintain a healthy lifestyle,” Sedky says.

At first Sedky, who now lives in Cairo, struggled with eating well, but she was determined to make a change.

“What clicked with me on an emotional level to start my journey was the fact that I knew I wasn’t living up to my full potential,” she says. “Also seeing how sad my father was pushed me to make these changes.”

Sedky learned to cut her portion sizes, limit carbs after 7 p.m. and add lots of lemon to her meals.

“[Lemon] is so important Queen B [Beyoncé] made an entire album about it,” she jokes. “I like yogurt with half a lemon and cinnamon, and lemon with hot water in the morning helps with your digestive system going.”

Along with daily workout classes, Sedky lost almost 80 lbs. and changed her entire outlook.

“I’ve learned how to love myself, which was the hardest thing I had to learn,” she says. “I want to be a role model for little girls, just as I needed to have at their age. I want them to know that nothing is their fault; challenges will pass and they’ll go on with their lives to become successful individuals. They key is to learn to love and accept themselves.”

That self-love and body positivity is what pushed Sedky to compete for Miss Universe. Though she lost weight for her health, she sees the bullying she faced as a result of unrealistic standards of beauty.

“I truly believe it’s time to show women that they should appreciate, accept and love their bodies the way they are,” she says. “It’s about time that we all come together not just for women but also for children, to make sure they grow up in a healthy environment where they won’t feel pressured to focus on fitting in, and fitting a certain perception on beauty. Instead, they will grow to focus on developing their aspirations.”

The Miss Universe pageant will air live on Sunday, Nov. 26 on FOX at 7 p.m. EST.

Automotive Body Repairer (panel Beater)

AUTOMOTIVE BODY REPAIRER (PANEL BEATER) in Northern Suburbs | Panel Beating, Spray Painting, Body Building | Job Mail | 4151813

This site uses cookies. By browsing this site, you agree to our use of cookies. Read more about our use of personal information on our Privacy Policy. x

This position is for a qualified journeyman, with at least three year experience and contactable references. Salary is negotiable and with benefits as Motor Industry Medical and Provident funds. Applicants may apply by sending a CV application (max 3 pg.) to fax: 021 933 5042 / 0865356550 or email to ilse@orbitcoachworks.co.za Mrs. Conradie can be contacted from Mondays to Fridays between 8h00 and 13h00 on Tel. 021 933 9073.

Get Alerts

To Apply for this Job,

OR

eNCA | Foundation to take action against people who ‘fail to protect children’

PRETORIA – The Go Purple Foundation plans to open a case of murder and child abuse at the Pretoria Central Police station.

The campaign says it’s tired of social workers, police officers and judicial personnel who fail to protect children from violence.

This comes after the brutal murder of three-year-old Poppie van der Merwe.

READ: Mother, stepfather found guilty of murder of 3-year-old girl

Poppie’s mother and stepfather were convicted of the crime last week.

The NGO says several key role players took pictures of the incident but failed to protect her.

It plans to open a criminal case, alongside several other organisations, in Pretoria on Monday.

eNCA

News24.com | Don’t be afraid of white people making noise – Ace Magashule on the media

Bloemfontein – Attacks on the media and white monopoly capital formed part of the political report delivered by ANC Free State chairperson Ace Magashule at the weekend. 

He gave his address before delegates during the Free State’s controversial provincial congress, which has been postponed at least four times throughout the year. 

Recently it was pushed back due to a court order which said it could not sit until the provincial executive committee had re-run branch general meetings for 29 branches of the party whose processes were marred by irregularities.

The Free State conference, which continues on Monday, will seek to elect new leadership for the province with Magashule expected to be appointed chairperson of the province again.

The man, dubbed “lifetime chair” by some, has been in charge since 1992 and is likely to give up the position should he be elected by branches of the ANC to become its next national secretary general when it goes to its 54th national elective conference in just a few days.

Visit our special report, #ANCVotes, for all the news, analysis and opinions about the ANC’s national elective conference

Magashule’s deputy Thabo Manyoni however was not in attendance. He was expected to contest for the higher position but sources close to him said he had boycotted the conference.

This is the second provincial event he has snubbed. Last week he refused to participate in what many dubbed a “surprise provincial general council” but Magashule told delegates Manyoni was at a PEC on Monday and agreed that it was time for the ANC to go to conference.

‘Why are you scared?’

Magashule told delegates at the weekend that black people had regained their dignity through the ANC.

“Our dignity is back, black man! Your dignity is back, don’t reverse the gains of the revolution. There is an intention to reverse all the things we have done,” said Magashule.

The Free State chair then went on to lambaste the media, which he claims did not cover the good work done by the ANC.

“Why are you scared? Don’t be afraid of white people making noise,” he said to applause.

Magashule said the National Party government funded the Volksblad newspaper and that he didn’t understand why some in the country’s majority were afraid to invest in publications like The New Age.

The paper was created by the controversial Gupta family, who have been embroiled in allegations of state capture. 

“Don’t retreat, advance. No more steps backwards,” Magashule said. 

The province has been plagued by court battles, with different factions and disgruntled members taking the Free State leadership to court.

This formed a recurring theme in Magashule’s political report, with him telling delegates that the province had complied with last week’s court order.

“We have won seven and lost one. The National Executive Committee [of the ANC] was saying all these people in court today have the best senior counsels, go to good lawyers and these guys don’t [even] have a cat, a dog, a house. They have nothing and that’s why we want to go to court,” he said.

“So that if we have to attach [their assets after court] … What do you attach from somebody that does not work? They have nothing! Where did they get that money from?” he questioned.

Monopoly capital is white 

Magashule, shared his views on what is expected to be a heated debate at the ANC’s national conference at the weekend – white monopoly capital.

“There is white capital, it’s there. It’s white, it’s white… it has been there for years and dominated by white media. Why can’t you accept that?” he asked.

Magashule also reflected on a decision taken by the ANC at its Mangaung elective conference on the need to radically change the country’s economy. 

“Radical economic transformation is your resolution – there is white monopoly capital.

“If we said there is no colour, race… Show us one black who is ‘black capital’? Show us one black who owns the means of production? Show us, tell us who owns property? Who owns land?” he shouted.

Sport24.co.za | Blitzboks slip behind NZ in overall standings

Cape Town – The Blitzboks have slipped behind New Zealand to second on the overall World Rugby Sevens Series standings.

READ: Blitzboks draw England for Sydney Sevens

The All Blacks Sevens, who lost to South Africa in the Cup final in Dubai earlier this month, got revenge at Cape Town Stadium when they beat the Blitzboks 19-12 in the semi-finals on Sunday.

New Zealand went on to thrash Argentina 38-14 in the final, while the hosts had to settle for a bronze medal, courtesy of a 19-17 win over Canada in the playoff for third place.

“I’m so proud of how the boys played this weekend and last weekend,” New Zealand captain Scott Curry told the World Rugby Sevens Series’ official website. “It could have gone either way after we lost our first pool match against USA yesterday (Saturday) but day two is another day. We started fresh and really worked for each other and that’s what won it for us. We’ll look forward to our home tournament in Hamilton coming up soon – it’s a new city and they really love their rugby there.”

The Kiwis are now two points clear of South Africa in the overall World Rugby Sevens Series 2018 standings with eight stops remaining.

The teams will regroup in Sydney on the weekend of January 26-28.

We bring what you need together in one site. No mess no fuss just what you need.

Use the form below to select the fields on which you want to search. Adding more fields makes for a more specific search. Using fewer fields will make for a broader search.

    • loading...