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April Fools?


Written by Andre Bosch (KSA Shark ©)

Posted in :Original Content on 1 Apr 2008 at 07:51

So this is pretty simple.

Seen an article out there that you KNOW is an April fools joke? Post it here and let’s see if you are right later in the day when the truth about the articles are revealed.

For instance the MDC are ahead of ZANU PF in the Zim elections. Is NOT an April fools joke. I hope.



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  • I’ll post the first one.

    Eskom ban on peak-hour TV
    01/04/2008 07:14 – (SA)

    Johannesburg – After extensive negotiations with Eskom, the SABC has resolved to suspend broadcasting during peak time, between 18:00 and 20:00 for a one-month trial period.

    An Eskom spokesperson said that the company had for the past three months, been engaged in talks with all major industries and role players in the industry, to try and cut down on power usage to prevent further power outages.

    SABC spokesperson Zelda McKennon told News24 the public broadcaster had initially been opposed to the plan, but had managed to make a deal with Eskom to suspend broadcasting only during peak hours, for a trial period of one month.

    After one month, the situation would be assessed. All programmes scheduled to appear in the peak hour slots would be rebroadcast during the following day or later at night.

    “We know how much people care about their favourite shows and will do everything we can to accommodate them. Unfortunately, we, as a State broadcaster, have a responsibility in this regard,” said McKennon.

    “At the moment, Eskom is undertaking load shedding across the country to try and cut down on demand before the winter,” said Zola Mbere, Eskom spokesperson.

    She said despite the co-operation of large industries and businesses, the demand for electricity was higher than could be supplied. Scheduled load shedding was helping to address the problem, but more had to be done, she said.

    A preliminary study had shown that homes with between one and three television sets per household used an additional 500kWh of power per month.

    “People think one TV blaring away all night does not make a difference, but it does,” said Mbere.

    The scheduled ban on peak hour TV is to start on April 1.

  • Comment 1, posted at 01.04.08 07:53:14 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • Just saw a stupid one on “some other site” about the the spears replacing the Bulls in next year’s S14…I won’t even bother copying it.

  • Comment 2, posted at 01.04.08 07:59:02 by blackshark Reply
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  • Petrol price will drop to R 3.50 p/l @ 12pm…according to Petro SA… :cool:

  • Comment 3, posted at 01.04.08 08:01:48 by Charlie Reply
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  • BS :lol: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 4, posted at 01.04.08 08:04:05 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • Also a definate one that Charlie

  • Comment 5, posted at 01.04.08 08:04:53 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • 01.04.08 07:59:02 – blackshark
    Damn,was just about to post that one

  • Comment 6, posted at 01.04.08 08:07:27 by provincejoulekkading Reply
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  • Claytie,

    Had already copy it, was just about to paste it, then I read BS comment… :oops:

  • Comment 7, posted at 01.04.08 08:09:28 by Charlie Reply

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  • How about this one?

    Not sure about it :roll:

    Realistically they can no longer reach the play-offs, with only a mathematical chance dependent on other results, but the Bulls are determined to take maximum points from their remaining Super 14 matches.

    :roll: :wink:

  • Comment 8, posted at 01.04.08 08:11:25 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Ok you decide….

    LONDON: Jewish groups in Britain yesterday condemned the head of motor racing’s Formula One after he was pictured in a newspaper allegedly participating in an orgy with prostitutes dressed as Nazi guards.

    The News of the World reported that Max Mosley, 67, the president of the FIA which governs Formula One, paid five prostitutes £2 500 (about R40 000) in cash and then engaged in a five-hour orgy.

    The man on the video, allegedly Mosley, is shown brandishing a whip and wearing ankle chains.

    He is screaming orders in German and lashing girls wearing concentration-camp uniforms. He then drinks a cup of tea with them.

    Mosley is the son of British Union of Fascists founder Sir Oswald Mosley. Mosley’s father had Adolf Hitler as guest of honour at his wedding.

    He died in 1980.

    Jewish representatives accused Mosley, who is one of the most powerful men in world sport, of insulting the victims of the Holocaust.

    Stephen Smith, director of the Holocaust Centre, told the Times newspaper: “This is an insult to millions of victims, survivors and their families. He should apologise. He should resign from the sport.”

    Karen Pollock, of the Holocaust Educational Trust, told the Times Mosley’s behaviour was “sick and depraved”.

    Stirling Moss, the British former world champion racing driver whose father was Jewish, said Mosley had no choice but to resign.

  • Comment 9, posted at 01.04.08 08:13:22 by provincejoulekkading Reply
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  • KSA,

    Don’t think the Bulls are good with maths… :lol:

  • Comment 10, posted at 01.04.08 08:13:37 by Charlie Reply

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  • PJLD

    THAT one is actually true. The video was up on Youtube yesterday but is gone now. :sad: Found the link to the youtube on the IOL’s motoring website.

  • Comment 11, posted at 01.04.08 08:17:58 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • PJLD – I think you got one there…

  • Comment 12, posted at 01.04.08 08:18:05 by blackshark Reply

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  • :shock: Really? Ooops…

  • Comment 13, posted at 01.04.08 08:18:56 by blackshark Reply

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  • How’s this .

    Bulls given the boot
    Super 14 | April 1st, 2008
    The Spears will replace the Bulls in next year’s Super 14.

    This is according to re-elected Saru president Regan Hoskins, who recently promised to revive the Eastern Cape franchise. However, no-one expected the Spears to make such an early Super Rugby debut, and at the expense of the defending champions, nogal.

    “Everyone tells me that the Spears will be thrashed in the Super 14, but they can’t do worse than the Bulls have this year,” said Hoskins on 1 April. “And even if the Spears don’t do that well, at least they will field a lot of black players, which will please the ANC tremendously. The Bulls should also look on the bright side. They will be able to field a very strong Vodacom Cup team and could win the competition in 2009. I’m sure Frans Ludeke would love some silverware.”

    When asked why the Cheetahs – currently the worst of this year’s SA Super 14 teams – weren’t making way for the Spears, Hoskins said: “The Cheetahs have scored some pretty good tries this year, and have played far more entertaining rugby than the boring Bulls. For me, the Bulls’ loss to the Blues on Saturday was the last straw. It’s time for the Spears to have a stab at Super Rugby.”

    Defeated presidential candidate Mike Stofile said the Spears revival was an attempt to humiliate black players.

    “Hoskins wants a black team to take a 100 point thrashing, so whites will have evidence that they are better rugby players” said Stofile, also on 1 April. “Having embarrassed me at the elections, he now wants to hurt my black brothers too. I plan to have lunch with Cheeky Watson today to discuss the matter.”

    By Simon Borchardt, on 1 April

  • Comment 14, posted at 01.04.08 08:27:02 by Pokkel Reply
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  • Sorry Blackshark , didn’t see your post.

  • Comment 15, posted at 01.04.08 08:31:44 by Pokkel Reply
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  • This could almost be true :roll: :

    Eskom announced late on Monday afternoon that a third of the electricity saved during the second phase of South Africa’s load shedding would be sold to Zimbabwe “at a nominal fee.”

    In a statement Eskom said the move was necessitated by the urgent need to boost power supply in Zimbabwe so that the vote counting process from Saturday’s polls “could continue through the night.”

    “We hope the South African public will bear with us and assist us to reduce the demand in the country so that we can further contribute to the African Renaissance, as espoused in the spirit of Ubuntu that as South Africans we pride ourselves in,” said Eskom’s Madeleine Meleko in the statement.

    The announcement comes amid January media reports that Eskom exported an equivalent of an “entire power station” to SA’s neighbours and Zimbabwe did not pay for the power it receives.

    Reports at the time showed that Eskom exports 3 000MW of electricity to neigbouring countries – this almost equals the entire output of one SA power station.

    This week South Africa entered a new phase of load shedding, with Eskom saying it was looking at the commercial sector as well as citizens to save at least 10 percent on power and reduce demand.

    “Because the election results were coming out so slow from Zimbabwe we decided to send some electricity to our neighbours up north to speed up the process. This constant supply of electricity will remain in place even after the elections,” said Meleko.

    She said the regulator is currently working on measures to ensure that those who did not abide by the load shedding requirements were prosecuted “to the full extent of the law” including paying hefty fines or even imprisonment.

    “We hope the public will help us on this to avoid any unnecessary legal wrangles,” said Meleko.

  • Comment 16, posted at 01.04.08 08:36:08 by Ollie Reply

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  • Ollie

    I think you have found one.

  • Comment 17, posted at 01.04.08 08:41:36 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Gibbs banned for life
    2008-4-1 08:26
    Cape Town – Controversial Proteas and Cape Cobras star, Herschelle Gibbs, has been banned for cricket for life, following yet another run in with the law.

    Enough is enough. That was the clear message from CSA on Tuesday, April 1, after the governing body banned the Test and ODI star from ever representing his country again.

    In the incident that resulted in his career being cut short, Gibbs was arrested for alleged drunken driving in Cape Town in the early hours of last Friday morning.

    Gibbs, 34, spent the rest of the night in jail before being released on R500 bail at 08:00.

    According to reports, an informed source told the Cape Son that Gibbs was extremely rude, swore like a sailor and refused to allow black policemen to test him.

    Gibbs’s arrest follows earlier incidents that have soured his career, including alleged links to the Hansie Cronje match fixing affair while on the Proteas’ tour of the West Indies in 2001, along with several teammates, he was found guilty of smoking marijuana.

    In early 2007 Gibbs faced a disciplinary panel after making racist comments during the first Test in Pakistan. His words were picked up on the stump microphone and as a result heard across the world.

    Gibbs will forever be remembered for dropping a straight forward catch off Australia’s Steve Waugh during the 1999 Cricket World Cup, one which would cost South Africa dearly.

    At this stage it’s unclear whether Gibbs will look to further his career outside the country. If so, he’s likely to be a major hit on the English county scene or the rebel ICL

  • Comment 18, posted at 01.04.08 09:29:33 by provincejoulekkading Reply
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  • Ollie: That must be one. If not im moving to ZIM.

  • Comment 19, posted at 01.04.08 09:30:25 by billy Reply

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  • Another April fools?

    “Sharks star hooker Bismark Du Plessis and firery Rory Kockett got into a brawl after landing in New Zealand.
    Apparently, Rory has a broken jaw and Bismark a broken hand. Both will be sent back to Durban on the next available flight.
    Sharks face coaching delemers;
    Dick Muir will be returning to SA after the Huricanes match to take up his position as back line coach for the Springboks and John Plumtree will not be returning to SA after their tour as he has excepted the Head Coaching job at the Warathas and will join them ASAP.”

  • Comment 20, posted at 01.04.08 09:30:31 by Nessa Reply

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  • Sanzar will investigate an official Reds complaint that the Sharks fielded an extra man for more than two minutes in their Super 14 clash in Durban last weekend.

    But Sanzar’s Peter Rowles does not expect the Reds to receive a bonus point if a teleconference on Wednesday confirms the Sharks used a 16th man, reports News24.

    The Reds claim Sharks replacement Craig Burden was the illegal 16th man.

    He came on in the 68th minute of the Sharks’ 22-10 win and made two key tackles during his 2 minutes 10 seconds on the field – including a crucial hit on a surging Chris Latham.

    The Reds are hopeful they receive a bonus point because backrower Burden’s tackle on Latham stopped a potential Reds try which would have at least cut the deficit to under seven points.

    Rowles said Reds team manager Brendan Morris had submitted a “fairly comprehensive report”.

    But Rowles balked at whether the Reds would receive a bonus point or whether the unbeaten Sharks should be stripped of competition points.

    ‘Tournament director’

    “I won’t go that far. That won’t be the outcome I don’t think,” he said.

    “It’s hard to say what way the tournament director is thinking but I would say it won’t be a change in points as a result.”

    Queensland Rugby Union chairperson Peter Lewis would not say whether there was a fair argument for the Reds to receive a bonus point.

    “I think it is inappropriate for me to buy into that,” Lewis said.

    “We’ve put in a submission worthy of consideration.

    “Obviously if there was a positive outcome for it, it would be appreciated.

    “It’s an issue for Sanzar. For me to be second guessing them wouldn’t be appropriate – but it’s a genuine issue, there’s no question about that.

    ‘Somebody cocked up’

    “We would expect they look at it seriously but I am not going to tell them how to do their job.” Lewis said he was surprised at how long Burden was on the field as a 16th man.

    “Absolutely. Somebody cocked up,” he said.

    The teleconference will be held on Wednesday afternoon after an official Reds complaint was emailed to Bloemfontein-based Sanzar tournament director Johan Botes.

    England was fined more than $20 000 for having a 16th man at the 2003 World Cup in a game against Samoa.

    Dan Luger was on the field for just six seconds in that match.

    An English official was also barred from touchline duty for two games over the incident.

  • Comment 21, posted at 01.04.08 09:33:11 by provincejoulekkading Reply
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  • I think that is also real PJLD.

    Burden was on the field for a few minutes to give us 16men. Muller went off when they discovered it i think.

  • Comment 22, posted at 01.04.08 09:38:06 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • England football coach Fabio Capello believes it might be easier for his players to learn Italian than him to speak English.

  • Comment 23, posted at 01.04.08 09:44:44 by Villie Reply
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  • :lol:

  • Comment 24, posted at 01.04.08 09:49:58 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Kiwi radio station The Rock has apologised to listeners after an April Fool’s Day prank involving a “secret” Foo Fighters show went wrong.

    The station began promoting the false concert – an intimate acoustic show by the American rock act at Auckland venue the Powerstation – yesterday morning.

    They expected around 50 people to turn up for the show this morning – April Fool’s Day – at 8.15am.

    Instead of an appearance by Dave Grohl and the rest of the popular act, the station planned to play a Foo Fighters album on a tape deck.

    But by 5pm yesterday the station was overwhelmed by inquiries and pulled the stunt. It confessed that it was an April Fool’s Day gag and apologised to listeners.

    Program director Brad King said the station received inquiries from fans, record labels and promoters.

    People were booking the day off work and planning to drive or fly to Auckland, he said, and more than 2000 people could have turned up at the venue.

    It caused “absolute carnage,” King said.

    “This is what happens when fools plan April Fool’s jokes. Word spread beyond far and wide.”

    Apologies have been running on The Rock, while a banner explaining the situation was erected at The Powerstation for anyone who arrived this morning expecting the Foo Fighters to play.

    The gag was planned by The Rock’s promotional department.

    The NZ station was not the only one to test the credulity of its listeners. There were plenty of local contenders, too.

    ABC Radio in Sydney today tried to convince listeners a stand at the SCG would honour the flamboyant former Sydney Swans player Warwick Capper, who helped attract publicity for the AFL club’s entry into the rugby league-mad city in the 1980s.

    The idea was universally panned, until it was revealed it was an April Fool’s joke.

    And it took a while for Melbourne ABC Radio breakfast host Red Symons to work out the Beijing Olympics weren’t going to run the women’s events two weeks after the men’s.

    Someone eventually told him it was an April Fool’s joke.

    Sneaky Kate Ritchie, whose final Home and Away episode after 20 years airs tonight, told listeners of Nova Radio’s Merrick and Rosso program that she had signed up to guest star on rival soapie, Neighbours. Not happening.

    Meanwhile, the Seven Network’s Sunrise program’s presenters played musical chairs.

    Kochie was sports presenter and Mel read the news, while Mark Baretta and Natalie Barr played host? It was only for the day, and it didn’t take long for viewers to work it out.

    Richard Branson’s Virgin Blue airline also got into the spirit of April Fool’s day.

    The discount airline ran ads in newspapers offering the “no chair fare” – half priced fares for passengers willing to stand for the duration of the flight.

    Free calf massages are offered for flights longer than two hours long. The offer closes at 6pm today.

  • Comment 25, posted at 01.04.08 09:58:04 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • I wonder if Rob got a calf massage when he flew home last night? :lol:

  • Comment 26, posted at 01.04.08 09:58:41 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Beijing Olympics cancelled
    01/04/2008 08:17 – (SA)

    Cape Town – Following concerns of a mass boycott of the Beijing Olympics in protest at China’s actions in Tibet, coupled with a grave air pollution threat, organisers have cancelled the Games.

  • Comment 27, posted at 01.04.08 10:00:39 by provincejoulekkading Reply
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  • KSA – that’s if Rob flew home last night. :wink:

  • Comment 28, posted at 01.04.08 10:03:46 by Nessa Reply

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  • Google’s contribution to April Fool’s Day headlines was the announcement of a new feature giving computer users access to news in advance, including share prices and sports results.

    The company quoted one delighted user, Daryl from Victoria, as saying: “Wow, I just put a grand on number seven in the fourth at Flemington tomorrow and bought my girlfriend a gift with the money I’m going to collect. Thanks Google.”

    But Sally from WA was not as impressed, commenting: “This is old news. I read about this announcement yesterday on Google.”

  • Comment 29, posted at 01.04.08 10:04:52 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Poor Sally she can’t be to bright. :roll: :lol:

  • Comment 30, posted at 01.04.08 10:05:31 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Sydney’s radio 2UE reported the Pope would conduct a special gay and lesbian mass when he visits for World Youth Day, and the Catholic Church was considering entering a float in next year’s mardi gras.

  • Comment 31, posted at 01.04.08 10:06:33 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • “BULLS AIMING FOR MAXIMUM”
    Surely an April fool’s joke :mrgreen:

  • Comment 32, posted at 01.04.08 10:18:59 by Kal-El Reply

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  • I think I am quite an easy target for these type of days??!! :oops: :lol:

    Did you guys listen to Whackhead this morning – hehehehehe – I nearly p’d my pants on his behalf!! :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

    I think you can listen to it on http://www.highveld.co.za

  • Comment 33, posted at 01.04.08 10:23:27 by Ice Reply
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  • Hi Ice. I am also very gullible. :grin:

  • Comment 34, posted at 01.04.08 10:25:00 by Nessa Reply

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  • When Robbie Deans’ tenure at the Crusaders come to an end after the 2008 S14, he will not be the only one to leave the franchise. Daniel Carter is reported to have signed a contract with the Johannesburg based Lions.

    Says Lions coach, “We do not have a lot of depth at 10, Dan Carter will thus be backup to Louis Stydom”.

  • Comment 35, posted at 01.04.08 10:43:26 by Kal-El Reply

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  • Dan Carter will thus be backup to Louis Stydom”.

    BWAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

  • Comment 36, posted at 01.04.08 10:49:58 by provincejoulekkading Reply
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  • PJLD – wanted to ask yu – how was Tietiesbaai??? :smile:

    Ness – :mrgreen:

  • Comment 37, posted at 01.04.08 10:54:15 by Ice Reply
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  • Dan Carter will thus be backup to Louis Stydom

    :mrgreen: May have been SLIGHTLY possible but even Ice and Nessa wouldn’t have fallen for the backup to Strydom line. :wink:

  • Comment 38, posted at 01.04.08 11:00:49 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • I’d have selected Jorrie Muller ahead of Louis Strydom

  • Comment 39, posted at 01.04.08 11:06:52 by Kal-El Reply

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  • 01.04.08 10:54:15 – Ice
    Ness, it was as it always is – amazing!
    Water was the same too :wink:

  • Comment 40, posted at 01.04.08 11:08:25 by provincejoulekkading Reply
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  • KSA – at least you give us girls some credit! :wink:

  • Comment 41, posted at 01.04.08 11:10:53 by Nessa Reply

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  • :mrgreen: :mrgreen: Who is Dan Carter??? :lol: :lol:

  • Comment 42, posted at 01.04.08 11:12:13 by Ice Reply
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  • 01.04.08 11:10:53 – Nessa
    As long as it’s not a credit card. :oops:

  • Comment 43, posted at 01.04.08 11:12:47 by Kal-El Reply

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  • 01.04.08 11:12:13 – Ice

    Dan Craven’s nephew. Can’t you see they’ve got the same 1st name?

  • Comment 44, posted at 01.04.08 11:13:49 by Kal-El Reply

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  • LOL @ Ice!!! :twisted:

    Kal – spoil sport! :twisted: :twisted:

  • Comment 45, posted at 01.04.08 11:14:42 by Nessa Reply

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  • Then you must be that dom bokser’s family, ne KAL (your surname Knoetze??) :wink:

    I’ll take the credit and credit card!! I can make a Millionaire out of any man….if he is a Billionaire!! :mrgreen:

  • Comment 46, posted at 01.04.08 11:19:40 by Ice Reply
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  • [email protected] Ice…

  • Comment 47, posted at 01.04.08 11:46:02 by blackshark Reply

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  • Ja – that Kallie guy – thought I saw a resemblance.

  • Comment 48, posted at 01.04.08 11:47:28 by Nessa Reply

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  • 01.04.08 11:19:40 – Ice

    Like MJ said, “I’m a lover – not a fighter”

  • Comment 49, posted at 01.04.08 11:52:48 by Kal-El Reply

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  • Not sure WHERE to put this one.
    True?
    April Fool?

    The South African passport could become a thing of the past, in terms of radical proposals to revamp Southern African Development Community (SADC) border controls.

    Last week, SADC member states agreed to speed up the establishment of a single visa (Univisa) for tourists within the region.

    According to sources, this is the first step of far-reaching proposals which will ultimately see the abolishment of border controls in the region – much like in the European Union – and the introduction of a new SADC passport.

    And the proposals don’t end there. A single SADC currency has been on the agenda at high-level member nation talks, but is unlikely to come into existence until all economies of the region achieve parity on specific economic targets.

    “Wealthier SADC countries, like South Africa, are worried they will be dragged down by poorer countries such as Zimbabwe,” said SADC spokesperson Jake Floos.

    Fears of flow of migrants into SA

    SADC ministers see the unification of the SADC countries into a powerful southern African economic and border bloc as an important objective for the future growth and development of the region. It will strengthen each country and its economy, boosting tourism and trade, and also give SADC countries more clout on the African continent and at the United Nations, if plans to give Africa a permanent Security Council seat come to fruition.

    Concerns that it will allow an uncontrolled flow of economic migrants into South Africa – the wealthiest and most developed of the SADC countries – have been highlighted, but sources close to key negotiators say they are hoping the economic benefits will spread wealth across the region, resulting in citizens being less inclined to leave their countries, and return home if they already have.

    South Africans could be the biggest losers from the new passport plans, as it would make getting visas for international travel more difficult. But with the country almost certain to lose its visa-free status to Britain anyway, officials say there won’t be discernible change. “South Africans should rather see the benefits of being able to travel all over the SADC countries without needing to pack their passport,” said Floos.

    Department of Foreign Affairs spokesperson Ronnie Mamoepa was unavailable for comment on Monday, and other officials in the department were “too busy” watching the results of the Zimbabwean election trickle in.

    SADC countries include Angola, Botswana, Democratic Republic of Congo, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

  • Comment 50, posted at 01.04.08 11:57:18 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Hey!! Thats my line, KAL!! :evil:

  • Comment 51, posted at 01.04.08 11:58:08 by Ice Reply
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  • Wish I could say the same about me! :wink: Lately I seem to be the other way around.

  • Comment 52, posted at 01.04.08 12:00:41 by Nessa Reply

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  • :shock: :shock: :shock:

    Gibbs banned for life
    01/04/2008 08:26 – (SA)

    Cape Town – Controversial Proteas and Cape Cobras star, Herschelle Gibbs, has been banned from cricket for life following yet another run in with the law.

    Enough is enough. That was the clear message from CSA on Tuesday, April 1 after the governing body banned the Test and ODI star from ever representing his country again.

    In the incident that resulted in his career being cut short, Gibbs was arrested for alleged drunken driving in Cape Town in the early hours of last Friday morning.

    Gibbs, 34, spent the rest of the night in jail before being released on R500 bail at 08:00.

    According to reports, an informed source told the Cape Son that Gibbs was extremely rude, swore like a sailor and refused to allow black policemen to test him.

    Gibbs’s arrest follows earlier incidents that have soured his career, including alleged links to the Hansie Cronje match fixing affair while on the Proteas’ tour of the West Indies in 2001, along with several teammates, he was found guilty of smoking marijuana.

    In early 2007 Gibbs faced a disciplinary panel after making racist comments during the first Test in Pakistan. His words were picked up on the stump microphone and as a result heard across the world.

    Gibbs will forever be remembered for dropping a straight-forward catch off Australia’s Steve Waugh during the 1999 Cricket World Cup, one which would cost South Africa dearly.

    At this stage it’s unclear whether Gibbs will look to further his career outside the country. If so, he’s likely to be a major hit on the English county scene or the rebel ICL in India.

  • Comment 53, posted at 01.04.08 12:16:50 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • April fool for the Gibbs one and the passport one im still reading.

  • Comment 54, posted at 01.04.08 12:24:46 by provincejoulekkading Reply
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  • well now thats just a bad idea hey

  • Comment 55, posted at 01.04.08 12:30:09 by provincejoulekkading Reply
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  • How was the birthday evening Prov?

  • Comment 56, posted at 01.04.08 12:32:22 by Nessa Reply

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  • Awesome thanks Nessa

  • Comment 57, posted at 01.04.08 12:43:46 by provincejoulekkading Reply
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  • Cool – my daughter and I are both in April – expensive month for the family.

  • Comment 58, posted at 01.04.08 12:44:30 by Nessa Reply

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  • Sort of like March was for me :roll:

    Kette on 25th and Aimee on 31st.

  • Comment 59, posted at 01.04.08 12:46:16 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Aimme is Kettelet #1 BTW.

  • Comment 60, posted at 01.04.08 12:47:08 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • We have a busy March and April. Both my sisters, my brother-in-law and my mother-in-law (and my boss) are in March. Kette is the same day as my brother-in-law.

    Janine is on 16 April and I am on the 25th (and my other sister is on the 12th).

  • Comment 61, posted at 01.04.08 12:51:38 by Nessa Reply

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  • At least IOL are kind enough to put an indication at the bottom of their April Fools day jokes.

    The SANDF has appointed a high-profile independent team from the arms industry to investigate how a cannon ball from the Noon Gun overshot Table Bay and smashed a car in Table View.

    Barbara Mueller had taken her German tourist friend, Jens Göttert, for a drive around the Peninsula and had stopped at a popular parking spot for a view of Table Mountain when they heard the Noon Gun fire on Monday.

    “Obviously, it was at precisely midday that we heard the blast and Jens got a fright thinking it was a bomb,” a still shocked Mueller explained.

    “We were standing a short distance away from the car and I had just started explaining to him about the Noon Gun, when something struck the car with huge force, smashing through the bonnet.”

    A large cannon ball was found buried in the ground under the car.

    “This is a country that is mad,” Göttert said.

    “If the criminals do not get you, you will be got by the military,” he said.

    “I am going home now.”

    A Defence Force spokesperson, who did not want to be named, said it was believed a new young gunner on Signal Hill had loaded the gun with too large a charge.

    This story is an April Fools’ Day joke

  • Comment 62, posted at 01.04.08 12:54:09 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • One of the Better ones.

    Conrad Jantjes could return to the football field for local side Ajax Cape Town, when they take on Anse Reunion in the Confederation Cup in the Seychelles this weekend.

    Jantjes, who represented South Africa’s junior sides, has a week off as the Stormers have a bye following their return from the Australian leg of their Super 14 campaign.

    He feels that the sunshine of the islands, combined with a temporary change of sports, could invigorate him ahead of the Stormers’ home schedule.

    “We (Stormers) only start training again on Monday,” Jantjes said from Ajax’s Ikamva ground in Parow, where he was working on his free-kicks. “So this is a perfect opportunity to keep fit, and have some fun.”

    As a teenage midfielder-cum-striker, Jantjes had a trial with English Premier League club Chelsea, but was considered too young.

    He injured ankle ligaments playing soccer in his final school year and said “things started happening quicker” for him in rugby after his return.

    Despite making his mark in local rugby circles, the lure of a place in the 2010 World Cup line-up must be large, and with South Africa desperately short of classy strikers, if Jantjes’ return to the round-ball game proves successful, then maybe coach Carlos Alberto Parreira may have to take note.

    Olof Parli, spokesperson for the Helsinki-based Sports Office of Edicts (SpoOfEd), which decides whether players can switch codes, says Jantjes has a strong case, having represented the national football side before.

    “We have no problem if a player, who previously played soccer, moves to another sport and then returns to the original sport,” Parli said.

    “It is only when a sportsman tries to weasel his way into a sport after being banned from another one like Dwain Chambers of athletics fame trying to play Rugby League, that we have a problem.”

    Parli says that players such as Jonty Rhodes (hockey and cricket) and Roger de Sa (soccer and basketball) are other examples of players who have represented their countries at different codes.

    SpoOfEd Bwhahahaha :lol:

  • Comment 63, posted at 01.04.08 12:59:02 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • The SANDF has appointed a high-profile independent team from the arms industry to investigate how a cannon ball from the Noon Gun overshot Table Bay and smashed a car in Table View.

    Barbara Mueller had taken her German tourist friend, Jens Göttert, for a drive around the Peninsula and had stopped at a popular parking spot for a view of Table Mountain when they heard the Noon Gun fire on Monday.

    “Obviously, it was at precisely midday that we heard the blast and Jens got a fright thinking it was a bomb,” a still shocked Mueller explained.

    “We were standing a short distance away from the car and I had just started explaining to him about the Noon Gun, when something struck the car with huge force, smashing through the bonnet.”

  • Comment 64, posted at 01.04.08 13:00:15 by provincejoulekkading Reply
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  • Snap KSA

  • Comment 65, posted at 01.04.08 13:00:39 by provincejoulekkading Reply
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  • :mrgreen: :grin:

  • Comment 66, posted at 01.04.08 13:01:18 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • http://www.iol.co.za/southafrican_expat_ref_spends_R100k_on_sunbed_so_as_not_to_be _shown_up_by_Fijian_7′s_majician_but_fell_asleep_and_was_burnt_to_beetroot!
    :shock: :oops:

  • Comment 67, posted at 01.04.08 13:05:09 by bryce_in_oz Reply

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  • :oops: :oops: :oops:

    Who else woulda owned up to this????

    I have just spent 3 or 4 minutes trying to get the URL bryce posted to work. :oops:

    And then it dawned on me. :oops:

  • Comment 68, posted at 01.04.08 13:10:04 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Oh thats just sad

  • Comment 69, posted at 01.04.08 13:20:38 by provincejoulekkading Reply
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  • lol @ KSA…

  • Comment 70, posted at 01.04.08 13:51:18 by blackshark Reply

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  • ok, so help me out here… I’m assuming this is a genuine story…

    here

  • Comment 71, posted at 01.04.08 13:57:27 by robdylan Reply
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  • LOL… was that this last 7′s KSA?

  • Comment 72, posted at 01.04.08 13:57:27 by bryce_in_oz Reply

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  • Bryce

    No it was the 03/04 Sevens series. (Dec ’03)

  • Comment 73, posted at 01.04.08 14:01:24 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Rob – apparently that one is true – but who knows?

  • Comment 74, posted at 01.04.08 14:01:29 by Nessa Reply

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  • What you talking about??? :oops:

  • Comment 75, posted at 01.04.08 14:02:23 by Ice Reply
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  • Rob

    I think it is real, but some places think it is a April Fools joke.

    It was posted in Aus originally and they have not owned up to it being a joke and it is long after dark there now.

    So i think it is real.

    Oh and uhhhhh we have have a thread up on it. :wink:

  • Comment 76, posted at 01.04.08 14:03:20 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • you mean other than the one I just put up?

  • Comment 77, posted at 01.04.08 14:04:43 by robdylan Reply
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  • If you did put one up then YES!!!!!!!!

    :lol:

  • Comment 78, posted at 01.04.08 14:06:42 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • oh shit.

    will go take mine down

  • Comment 79, posted at 01.04.08 14:07:34 by robdylan Reply
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  • ROB – did yu get the pics from Ness? :wink: I love the one where we kiss you! Your face says a million words!! :lol: :lol:

  • Comment 80, posted at 01.04.08 14:07:59 by Ice Reply
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  • :lol:

    Blame it on the lag. :wink:

  • Comment 81, posted at 01.04.08 14:08:22 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • rob,
    was that planecrash close to your place?

  • Comment 82, posted at 01.04.08 14:08:55 by Kal-El Reply

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  • Think he was terrified Ice! :grin:

  • Comment 83, posted at 01.04.08 14:09:00 by Nessa Reply

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  • got them. Will put them up later.

    KE… don’t think so.

  • Comment 84, posted at 01.04.08 14:12:11 by robdylan Reply
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  • Ha- ha Ness – and Blushing!! Who would have though!! :wink:

    BTW Ness – does Waz do proofreading and editing perhaps?

  • Comment 85, posted at 01.04.08 14:12:17 by Ice Reply
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  • don’t think so.

    01.04.08 14:12:11 – robdylan

    You not home or forgot your address :?:

  • Comment 86, posted at 01.04.08 14:17:51 by Kal-El Reply

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  • Kal El.

    :mrgreen:

  • Comment 87, posted at 01.04.08 14:25:23 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Just asking. The owner of the house the plane crash into, was not home.

  • Comment 88, posted at 01.04.08 14:28:48 by Kal-El Reply

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  • I am home… it definitely wasn’t my house ;)

  • Comment 89, posted at 01.04.08 14:43:36 by robdylan Reply
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  • Confucius say, Baseball got it all wrong — man with four balls cannot walk.

  • Comment 90, posted at 01.04.08 14:49:27 by Kal-El Reply

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  • Ice – not sure. Can ask him though.

  • Comment 91, posted at 01.04.08 15:05:03 by Nessa Reply

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  • Please if you could – i dont think I have a mail addy for him anymore!

  • Comment 92, posted at 01.04.08 15:07:05 by Ice Reply
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  • I will send it to you.

  • Comment 93, posted at 01.04.08 15:12:41 by Nessa Reply

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  • Thanks Ness!! :smile:

  • Comment 94, posted at 01.04.08 15:14:20 by Ice Reply
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  • LoL some good ones on here…

  • Comment 95, posted at 01.04.08 17:42:20 by Hmmm Reply

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  • April Fool’s stories fool many
    02/04/2008 09:03 – (SA)

    Johannesburg – From the ongoing problems surrounding the Eskom power crisis, to the country’s most popular television soapies that will fall by the wayside as well as RSG broadscaster Niekie van den Berg who suddenly resigned on Tuesday.

    Many unsuspecting South Africans were fooled on Tuesday by April Fool’s Day stories carried by various publications and broadscasters.

    Beeld had its hands full answering questions about the story that popular television soapies were ostensibly being moved to new timeslots during the afternoon due to power outages.

    This story was also used by the sister newspapers Die Volksblad and Die Burger and caused panic amongst soapie fans.

    Furious readers

    A woman from Douglas in the Northern Cape was apparently furious and swore she would never again watch 7de Laan if “steamy hot scenes between the sheets” were being shown, as was reported by the hoax story on Tuesday.

    Egoli-fans were initially also annoyed, but fortunately later discovered it had all been just a joke. “I haven’t heard such nonsense in a long time. Pay your TV licence, it’s the right thing to do. Why should we? Get a grip, SABC and Eskom, you need a soapie-slap,” one person said.

    Out of pure dismay, fans even went so far as to call the series-production houses.

    The SABC broadcast a similar story on Tuesday which confused people even more. They also announced that the soapies would be moved, but because Eskom would fully disconnect the power.

    In other April Fool stories, the popular RSG-broadcaster Niekie van den Berg announced on Tuesday on this radio station’s popular website that he would be resigning with immediate effect and that razor-tongued Deon Maas would take over from him.

    News24 even announced the shocking decision that the previous Springbok coach Jake White would be replacing Frans Ludeke as the Bulls’ coach.

    But that the Olympic Games had been cancelled in Beijing, was for many too much to believe.

    Even organisations outside the media participated with enthusiasm and delivered their absurd contributions.

    Birdlife International for example issued a declaration that the ice habitat of emperor penguins was melting away due to global warming and that in reaction thereto, they had again started flying.

    According to a video on http://www.birdlife.org. they are now flying to the South American tropics where they will stay for the winter together with tropical forest birds.

  • Comment 96, posted at 02.04.08 10:19:14 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Were you fooled?
    01/04/2008 13:18 – (SA)

    Cape Town – News24 celebrated April Fool’s Day by publishing three fictitious stories on the site.

    They were the following:

    Eskom ban on peak-hour TV

    Medical aid hits mums-to-be

    SA passports could fall away

    Sport24 published the following stories as well:

    Gibbs banned for life

    Shock Super 14 quota ruling

    Jake to replace Ludeke?

    Beijing Olympics cancelled
    Meanwhile British newspapers drew inspiration from French President Nicolas Sarkozy’s recent trip state visit to London on Tuesday, notably joking about his height.

    Playing on France’s reputation for sophistication and savoir-faire, the Guardian reported that Prime Minister Gordon Brown had enlisted Sarkozy’s glamorous ex-supermodel wife Carla to teach Britons how to be stylish.

    The mass-market Sun daily meanwhile played with another aspect much commented-upon during the French first couple’s visit.

    “Docs to Stretch Sarkozy,” it headlined, reporting that the French president – whose heel lifts were highlighted last month, in contrast to his wife’s flat shoes – “is to have pioneering stretch surgery in a bid to make him taller”.

  • Comment 97, posted at 02.04.08 10:29:24 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Glad to see the Gibbs and passport stories were hoaxes.

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