following their 32-12 win over England in Saturday’s final in Yokohama. They will be thrust almost immediately into a gruelling round of public appearances as the country celebrates winning the World Cup and SA Rugby seeks to capitalise on the team’s popularity.
This team, by representing us all, has united us all and we thank South African Rugby Union for this wonderful achievement.
South Africa’s World Cup winning rugby team face a marathon week of celebrations when they return from Japan with ticker-tape parades scheduled countrywide to mark their success, SA Rugby said on Sunday. The first members of the squad are due back in South Africa on Tuesday
Two and a half years ago, the Boks were facing bleak times, but we knew our team had what it would take to fight back. Under the exceptional leadership of Coach Rassie Erasmus and the rest of the management team – they proved they are truly the best in the world.
cup winning captain Siya Kolisi - the first
tournament. Ramaphosa joined world
of winning the world cup every third
victory meant the Boks kept their trend
editions of the Rugby World Cup. The
triumph after winning the 1995 and 2007
It was South Africa’s third world cup
They are the best; they are the best team,” said Ramaphosa. Ramaphosa, who mixed with some South Africans in Japan on Friday, spoke with the team on Saturday morning ahead of kick off.
Kolisi’s Number 6 jersey and he donned it again for the final, beaming excitedly and lifting the Webb Ellis Trophy in scenes almost reminiscent to those of 1995 and 2007, when former presidents
An elated Ramaphosa had left South Thursday
“The boys have outshone everyone in the
the same honour.
during celebrations on the Yokohama
historic moment for
throughout the tournament.”
inspired by the Springboks’ performances
million South Africans who have been
the passionate support of more than 57
This historic win has been achieved with
and close partner of South Africa.
and for Japan as the host nation
would be stepping down as Bok coach. in our national memory,” said the
Nelson Mandela and Thabo Mbeki had
ever black captain of the Springboks -
who announced before the final that he
Cup winning coach, Rassie Erasmus,
Ramaphosa congratulated the World
are the champions of the world,” said
We are the Champions; indeed, we
delivered a great victory. It was really Go
were really determined, and they have
match, I could see in their eyes that they
“When I spoke to them hours before the
It is a moment that is embedded forever
“When I spoke to them hours before the match, I could see in their eyes that they were really determined, and they have delivered a great victory. It was really Go Bokke! We are the Champions; indeed, we are the champions of the world,” all sectors of our society.
South Africans in all avenues of life and
This is a moment of inspiration for all
together to achieve success.
we set goals for ourselves and we work
we can achieve as South Africans when
“This is a powerful indicator of what
stadium in Japan.
match of rugby in front of a packed
England 32-12 in an entertaining
The resurgent Springboks defeated
President Cyril Ramaphosa hailed the Springboks rugby world cup winning performance in Yokohama, Japan, as a “historic moment for South Africa”.
President Ramaphosa hails Springboks Rugby World Cup victory
Cup back on South African soil.
test run for us in terms of handling pressure,” said Erasmus. “We were terrible in that week in terms of talking about things and getting tense – it was a terrible build up that told us a lot about how to play the play offs. We were quite honest with one another about that. We started to talk a lot about what is pressure,” he said. “In South Africa, pressure is not having a job or if one of your close relatives is murdered. In South Africa there are a lot of problems, which is pressure. We started talking about things like that. “Rugby shouldn’t be something that creates pressure; it should be something that creates hope. We have a privilege of giving hope – it’s not a burden.” The inspirational Erasmus said that hope was not about words – it was about deeds. This victory is a truly unifying moment in our young democracy.
for South Africa’s first-ever tries in a
Kolbe crossed in the last 15 minutes
Wingers Makazole Mapimpi and Cheslin
the third time.
32-12 to win the Webb Ellis Cup for
Springboks went on to beat England
Africans all around the world as the
It was an emotional day for South
emotion as the rugby team made the
couldn’t contain their excitement and
had watched the exhilarating match,
Everyone across the country who
put the Springboks firmly in charge.
the boot of Handre Pollard had already
World Cup final but six penalties from
We are very proud of the Bokke!
The mastermind behind the Springboks’ inspirational Rugby World Cup campaign, said it had been a privilege for the team to attempt to give South Africa a moment of hope. Rassie Erasmus, South Africa’s coach who will be fulfilling a new director of rugby position after the World Cup, said after the team’s crushing 32-12 victory over England, that the team had been inspired by the opportunity to bring some light and joy into the daily lives of their fellow countrymen. He said it had been the mental shift the team needed after the disappointment of defeat in the opening match against New Zealand – a performance the Springboks turned on its head by becoming the first team to win the title after losing a pool match. World Champions “The first All Black game was a great
“Rugby shouldn’t be something that creates pressure; it should be something that creates hope. We have a privilege of giving hope – it’s not a burden.”
– Rassie Erasmus
It was our privilege to give South Africa hope
holders in order to recover the monies lost as a result of the fraud. • A case of fraud and corruption (Case No: 256/09/2017) has been opened at Bedfordview Police Station and registered with the Hawks. The DA believes that the implementation of these recommendations will go a long way to ridding the CRM Department of the fraud and corruption that has become synonymous with Nhlapo’s tenure as DH within the Department. Despite, the Speaker’s decision to dismiss the urgent motion, we have taken action to compel the Executive Mayor, Cllr. Mzwandile Masina, to institute urgent and immediate disciplinary action against Nhlapo and her enablers in order to stop the rot of corruption that is rife in Ekurhuleni.
World Cup celebrations at home
Congratulations Bokke mandatory background checks were never conducted by the relevant officials during the recruitment process. The DA-sponsored motion called for the recommendations within the EMPD report to be noted and binding on Council. The most notable recommendations include the following: • Nhlapo be suspended pending a disciplinary hearing conducted by CoE; • Nhlapo’s CV be used as evidence against her in the disciplinary proceedings; • That the service provider used in carrying out the contract be placed on the National Data Base as being fraudulent, and prohibited from doing business with the Coe; • A external forensic audit company be used to probe all departments within CRM for any unauthorised, irregular or fruitless and wasteful expenditure and any other losses within the CoE; • Finally, the CoE engage with all stake-
a lowly seventh in the world. Kolisi mentioned that South Africans of all colours and cultures had selflessly pulled together to turn around the Springboks and that it was his fervent hope that the Boks have inspired their country. They surely have done that and, in turn, it is the responsibility of the rest of South Africa to take their cue from the Boks, put aside their petty squabbles and put their country first. The Springbok emblem quite understandably has been the centre of heated emotions given its former apartheid connotations, but due to Madiba’s intervention, it survived and now has the potential to grow into a rallying point for all South Africans. That is the true beauty of Siya Kolisi holding up the Webb Ellis Cup, wearing a similar No 6 jersey to the one worn by Nelson Mandela in 1995.
tame TIMES wants to take the opportunity to congratulate the Springboks for the victory and we cannot wait to see the Boks and the William Webb Ellis clearly violate the Constitutional values of accountability and transparency cornerstone to the functioning of the Metro. The findings of an EMPD report into the Bedfordview Call Centre issue are damning to Nhlapo, which clearly point out how she used her position as DH to manipulate contracts in favour of personally favourable companies. These actions include fraudulent quotations from companies that had no knowledge of submitting such quotes, as well as containing fraudulent signatures on the quotation documents. This clearly flouts CoE’s Supply Chain Management and Procurement Policy. In addition to these fraudulent actions, the EMPD report reveals that Nhlapo deceived the City of Ekurhuleni by lying on her Curriculum Vitae, as she fraudulently overstated her previous “managerial” titles at various banks from between 2007 and 2015. This begs the question of why
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Perhaps it was written in the stars. After all, every 12 years the Springboks have the knack of winning the Rugby World Cup, with yesterday’s triumph in Tokyo continuing a pattern that begun in 1995 and continued in 2007. Saturday’s magnificent victory, though, will have an extra special place in South African hearts because it was a courageous victory for the underdogs. Few had given the Springboks a chance against an England team that had blown away the champion All Blacks in the semi-finals. Instead, the Boks rose to the occasion and delivered a rousing performance that reminds South Africans of what can be achieved by the Rainbow Nation when all work together. The image of Siya Kolisi, the first black Springbok captain, hoisting aloft the Webb Ellis Cup is as iconic as the one of Madiba congratulating Francois Pienaar in ’95. Kolisi, speaking directly after the final whistle, spoke of the energy his team had drawn from their homeland. He spoke of a troubled country that needed good news and of the responsibility the Springboks had embraced to deliver an example of what is possible in our country. It is indeed something of a South African miracle that the Springboks are the world champions given that they were in a shambles two years ago and ranked
The Democratic Alliance in Ekurhuleni tabled an urgent motion at yesterday’s Ordinary Council Meeting, that attempted to compel Council to take disciplinary action against the Customer Relations Management Divisional Operations Head Goodness Nhlapo following widespread allegations of fraud and corruption. This follows two formal requests made from within the Department itself to investigate fraud and corruption against Nhlapo, which include the irregular procurement of Siyaqhuba overalls in June 2017, and a request to investigate the irregular procurement practices in the CRM Department relating to acts of nepotism and irregular procurement of contractors at the Bedfordview Call Centre. The Speaker of Council, Ald. Patricia Kumalo, however, denied Council the opportunity to debate the motion on a technicality. The Speakers actions are unfortunate as the actions of Nhlapo and her enablers Tuesday Tel: 011Delivered 862 8500 Ievery www.tametimes.co.za
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Nedbank Golf Challenge tees off new cashless payment system
into the account of choice via a secure link provided. “As the title sponsor of the Nedbank Golf Challenge hosted by Gary Player, we are excited about the new Nedbank-powered cashless card at this year’s tournament to enhance the overall fan experience. We would like to ensure that we deliver innovative market-leading client experiences for everyone in attendance, and the Nedbank cashless card is a great payment device to demonstrate our best-inclass financial expertise,” said Dayalan Govender, Managing Executive of Nedbank Card Payments and Transactional. The Nedbank cashless card is another step towards enhancing the spectator experience at “Africa’s Major”, and which is set to be one of the most memorable in the history of this tournament with a number of new entertainment initiatives to match the world-class live golf on offer. Fans attending the tournament will have the opportunity to be part of the golf action like never before and could even find themselves putting for glory on the 18th green on the Sunday as part of “Africa’s Mini Major”, a unique putting competition for spectators.
Spectators at this year’s Nedbank Golf Challenge hosted by Gary Player will be able to enjoy the freedom of a cashless payment system as they are issued with their unique tournament payment card for the 14-17 November Rolex Series event on the European Tour. In a bid to minimise queues and streamline the hospitalty areas, spectators will
be able to simply tap and pay for food and beverages in the Public Village using the new Nedbank-powered cashless card. No cash will be accepted within the Public Village. The cards will be available to all day spectators at the main entrance to the Gary Player Country Club and to hotel guests at all of the Sun City hotel recep-
tions. There will be several card top-up points at the Gary Player Country Club entrance, the various hotels, on the golf course and within the Public Village, and where spectators can also check their card balances. Spectators can top up their cashless card using either bank credit and debit cards or cash. Any surplus funds on the card will be refunded
A new Information Kiosk at the Skytrain station in public parking will be the first welcome point for spectators, and tournament personnel will inform them of every possible golf activation and experience they can enjoy. The Circa 18th Green Hospitality is already sold out for the weekend of the Nedbank Golf Challenge, but there are still packages available for The Circa Legends Club and The Circa Pavilion, which can be purchased here.
Alan Lambrechs Martial Arts Academy Annual Club Championship turned out successful
During October tame TIMES attended the Alan Lambrechs Martial Arts Academy Annual Club Championships which took place at Reddam House BCC Campus in Bedfordview. Alan Lambrechs instructor of KWF Karate Karatenomichi Martial Arts Academy said to tame TIMES that it was a privilege to see how his students displayed passion in the champi-
onship. The day turned out to be a successful event and all students along with the parents had a fruitful day. Alan Lambrechs wants to take the opportunity to thank all his students for participating in the championship and a special thank you to all the parents for supporting the club. He also wants to take the opportunity to thank Reddam House BCC Campus in Bedfordview for their support in hosting the championship. Lambrechs has accomplished quite a lot since he started his karate journey and he has competed for different titles all over the world. Lambrechs has 42 years experience of training and I have achieved wonderful accolades. He has won the SA championship a couple of times and have been around the world participating in different competitions representing South Africa.