We do apologise
Due to unforeseen technical problems, our classified advertisements could not be published online and in the newspaper in their entirety this week.
Ons vra om verskoning
Weens onvoorsiene tegniese probleme verskyn slegs ‘n gedeelte van ons geklassifiseerde advertensies aanlyn en in hierdie week se koerant.
Holiday Guide 2016|2017
Download Sport Guide
Submit an Event
Those Camera Guys
Inspirasie viri Nasie
Kantlyn | Margin
Life in the Slow Lane
Like it is
Looking for a Car?
Rugby players swept to sea off South Africa
NATIONAL NEWS - A team of rugby players with championship hopes relished practicing on the beach, away from their impoverished township in southeastern South Africa.
But after going for a post-practice swim on Sunday, team members were swept away by rough seas and a strong current. One player drowned and five others remained missing on Monday. John Fletcher, coordinator for the Coastal Water Rescue Squad, said his volunteers rescued 15 of the players, but were unable to resuscitate one of the men, and five remained missing. He said strong winds created the rough conditions on the water.
Capt. Andre Beegte, a police spokesman, said helicopters were being used as the search continued Monday. Searchers patrolled the coastline on horses and all-terrain vehicles, and police divers also were called in, Beegte said.
Mncedisi Mazomba, a player-manager for the Motherwell Rugby Football Club, said city officials have arranged for counseling for relatives of the dead man and for those missing and presumed dead.
He said the team was formed in 1992 as an outlet for boys and young men from Port Elizabeth's Motherwell Township. It kept them away from crime and other dangers, he said. The club had three teams that played other minor league teams along South Africa's eastern coast, and even traveled as far as Cape Town, on the western coast.
They regularly practiced on the beach, enjoying "fresh air, beautiful scenery," Mazomba said.
Sunday's practice was in preparation for a local championship tournament in Cape Town. Mazomba added that Sunday was his birthday.
"The feeling was supposed to be a cheerful one, spending your birthday with your team," he said. "And at the end of the day, we lost six teammates."
Oregan Hoskins, president of the South African Rugby Union, sent his condolences.
"To have their afternoon turn into a day of tragedy is shocking for the whole rugby community and our thoughts go out to their family," Hoskins said.
Mazomba said the team would probably drop out of the championship.
Source : Sapa
09:16 (GMT+2), Tue, 27 March 2012
you will be directed to the registration page. Once you have completed the registration process, please return to this page.
New Zealand Dollar
Get your free daily horoscope + free daily forecast below.
Choose your zodiac sign:
March 21 - April 19
September 23 - October 22
April 20 - May 20
October 23 - November 21
May 21 - June 20
November 22 - December 21
June 21 - July 22
December 22 - January 19
July 23 - August 22
January 20 - February 18
August 23 - September 22
February 19 - March 20
The Shack is based on the New York Times best-selling novel with over 22...
Fast & Furious 8
Now that Dom and Letty are on their honeymoon and Brian and Mia have...
Going in Style
Oscar winners Morgan Freeman (Million Dollar Baby), Michael Caine (The...
Martin Scorsese's Silence tells the story of two Christian missionaries...
Smurfs: The Lost Village
Smurfs: The Lost Village is a 2017 American 3D computer-animated adventure...
More Movie Trailers >
Air hockey is one of everyone's favorite challenges! Represent your...
Mini Pool 3
This is the most advanced edition of the popular online version of Pool...
In this Digital Domino Game all the rules are the same as the real game....
The classic mind-wracking math puzzle game is now online! With a brad new...
More Games >
How do the long weekends affect your work productivity?
It doesn't affect me because I work on public holidays
I love it because I can take time off
I'm a 48 year old man looking to meet women between the ages of 30 and 55.
I'm a 41 year old man looking to meet women between the ages of 30 and 50.
View more profiles...
I'm a 35 year old woman looking to meet men between the ages of 34 and 45.
I'm a 28 year old woman looking to meet men between the ages of 30 and 38.
View more profiles...
More Group Editors Publications & Online Platforms
Copyright © 2017 Group Editors Co PTY Ltd t/a George Herald