Lions fly-half Marnitz Boshoff was his team’s hero on Saturday 22 February 2014 with a personal haul of 29 points. His three drop-goals sees him join a special group of only three other Super Rugby players who have achieved this feat in Super Rugby previously. They were:
- Morne Steyn with 4 drop goals (Bulls vs Crusaders 2009);
- Louis Koen with 3 drop goals (Cats vs Bulls 2003); and
- Andrew Mehrtens with 3 drop goals (Crusaders vs Highlanders 1998).
Also interesting is that out of the 12 players to have achieved 2 or more drop goals in a single super rugby match, there is 1 Australian, 1 Kiwi and 9 South Africans. The 12th person is a Frenchman who played for a SA franchise (Freddie Michalak).
Marnitz became the first player to score 100 points in the 2014 Super Rugby season, when he kicked his second penalty in the 40th minute of the match on 22 March 2014.
Miriam Makeba was the first African woman to win a Grammy, and the first black woman to have a Top 10 worldwide hit with ‘Pata Pata’ in 1967.
Miriam’s full real name is Zensile Makeba Qgwashu Nguvama Yiketheli Nxgowa Bantana Balomzi Xa Ufnu Ubajabulisa Ubaphekeli Mbiza Yotshwala Sithi Xa Saku Qgiba Ukutja Sithathe Izitsha Sizi Khabe Singama Lawu Singama Qgwashu Singama Nqamla Nqgithi.
The reason for its length is that every child takes the first name of all his male ancestors. Often following the first name is a descriptive word or two, telling about the character of their person, making a true African name somewhat like a story.
Below is a video of her singing the famous “Click Song” – guaranteed to get stuck in your head for the rest of the day! 🙂
This talented SA comedian speaks and understands six languages – Afrikaans, English, Xhosa, Zulu, Sotho and German.
Trevor Noah (born 20 February 1984) is a South African comedian. He has also been a radio DJ, actor and TV host. Trevor was born to a (White European) Swiss father and (Black African) South African (Xhosa) mother. His mixed-race heritage, his experiences growing up in a Soweto township, and his observations about race and ethnicity are leading themes in his comedy.
On 6 January 2012 Noah became the first South African stand-up comedian to appear on The Tonight Show and on 17 May 2013, he became the first to appear on Late Show with David Letterman.