For some reason Spud, the movie, fell off my radar.
It appears, however, that in spite of it falling off my radar, the film is going strong and is currently in production.
I thought it noteworthy to mention that Troye Sivan is Spud.
This is Troye:
Troye Sivan looking mighty steamy
Before you jump to various different conclusions here is some info from Troye’s Wikipedia page:
Troye Sivan Mellet better known as Troye Sivan (born 5 June 1995) is an Australian child actor and treble singer. He played Young James Howlett in the X-Men movie X-Men Origins: Wolverine, and will star in the movie Spud, due in 2010.
Now sadly that isn’t 100% accurate. Troye is actually South African born and has lives in Australia.
He appears to be one helluva talented kid and is most well known for playing the young Wolverine in X-Men Origins: Wolverine.
Here’s a bit of a tune from Troye:
And here is a brief shot of his performance in Wolverine:
He is most definitely my pick for the upcoming Masters tournament. Ernie has taken two wins this year and seems to be back on form. He is traveling less this year and practicing more. It’s about time the Big Easy took a bit of a slowdown and realised his true potential.
I watched much of his final round and he played out of his boots finally. He looks like he has his swing back and is playing with a quiet confidence that I haven’t seen in him in years. Welcome back Ernie.
Here’s Ernie’s shot of the day and short chat before his final round:
Cherryflava keeps popping out the hits and the latest one is this:
Unhinged: Surviving Jo’burg is an honest, quirky (and sometimes manic) documentary-style film about Johannesburg, South Africa’s biggest city and the world’s gateway to southern Africa. With rapid narrative, dry black humour, trivial factoids, insightful observations and a highly enjoyable soundtrack, the film tells a slice-of-city-life story. It’s a personal video snapshot of today’s Jo’burg and provides a unique opportunity for viewers to get a glimpse inside a place that the world has a very fuzzy sense of. – source
I want to go to this event. If you know of anyone who is going, can hook me up or is organising, send them my way!
I am somewhat confused about this particular issue. There are three local acts performing at the Fifa 2010 World Cup opening ceremony. There are 4 African stars and 4 international stars performing. OK, so we have 1 less performer than everyone else, that sucks big time right? Wrong.
This is an international show hosted by an international organisation catering to an international audience and I think that out of 11 performers having 7 African is pretty damn good.
Why would local musicians go as far as to propose an event called “Fuck Fifa” (which according the MG Online has been recognised as a bit silly)? I just don’t understand it. Is it egotistical jealousy coming to the fore? I am pretty shocked that Sipho ‘Hotstix’ Mabuse is the stalwart who is driving this rebellious activity.
Let’s take this even further; Hotstix is complaining about the cost of the concert tickets at R450. Has he been to a concert recently and paid? They are not cheap at all and R450 is pretty much inline for what we as South Africans are paying to go and see international acts perform in our country.
Then there is the moaning about the use of an international company to organise and promote the event. Hmmm, how quickly we forget the terrible job done by Big Concerts (SA’s premium concert organise) at The Killers events in JHB and CT recently. If I was an international organisation such as Fifa and I had read any number of the bitching posts online about Big Concerts I’d also use an international company to ensure that the screw ups didn’t happen again.
Don’t get me wrong, I understand that as South Africans we feel that we should benefit as much as possible from something like the Fifa Football World Cup, but can we not maintain a sense of perspective here. This is not an event that is ours alone, it just happens to be hosted on our continent, in our country for the first time in history. The whole world still has to actually watch it, participate and enjoy the event and that involves cultures from around the world and a bit of calm and perspective from our side; it’s not all about us.
7 African actis out of 11 possible slots is not too bad if you ask me. Calm it down a tad and look around while trying to gain some perspective. That’s all really.
Oosthuizen took control of the Open de Andalucia de Golf in Malaga on Sunday and came away with a win.
A bit more info from southafrica.info:
He posted rounds of 67, 63, 66, and 67 on the par-70 course for a 17-under-par total of 263.
Richard Finch of England and Scotsman Peter Whiteford shared second on 266 after closing with rounds of 67 and 66 respectively. Coles and Francesco Molinari tied for fourth on 268, followed by six players tied for sixth on 269.
ThomasAiken, the only other South African to make the cut, shared 36th place on three-under-par 277.
Tribute to Els
After his victory, Oosthuizen paid tribute to his mentor, Ernie Els, saying: “I would not be the golfer I am today without all the help I have received from Ernie.”
Oosthuizen became a member of the Ernie Els and Fancourt Foundation in the year of its inception, 1999. The Foundation’s mission is “To identify talented young South Africans from families of limited resources and provide them with educational assistance and playing opportunities in order to produce successful young leaders and golfers.”
With his win, Oosthuizen became the first Foundation member to win on the European Tour, making Els a happy man.
Last week, shocking revelations concerning the activities of the ANC Youth League spokesperson Nyiko Floyd Shivambu came to the fore. According to a letter published in various news outlets, a complaint was laid by 19 political journalists with the Secretary General of the ANC, against Shivambu. This complaint letter detailed attempts by Shivambu to leak a dossier to certain journalists, purporting to expose the money laundering practices of Dumisani Lubisi, a journalist at the City Press. The letter also detailed the intimidation that followed when these journalists refused to publish these revelations.
We condemn in the strongest possible terms the reprisals against journalists by Shivambu. His actions constitute a blatant attack on media freedom and a grave infringement on Constitutional rights. It is a disturbing step towards dictatorial rule in South Africa. We call on the ANC and the ANC Youth League to distance themselves from the actions of Shivambu. The media have, time and again, been a vital democratic
safeguard by exposing the actions of individuals who have abused their positions of power for personal and political gain.
The press have played a vital role in the liberation struggle, operating under difficult and often dangerous conditions to document some of the most crucial moments in the struggle against apartheid. It is therefore distressing to note that certain people within the ruling party are willing to maliciously target journalists by invading their privacy and threatening their colleagues in a bid to silence them in their legitimate work.
We also note the breathtaking hubris displayed by Shivambu and the ANC Youth League President Julius Malema in their response to the letter of complaint. Shivambu and Malema clearly have no respect for the media and the rights afforded to the media by the Constitution of South Africa. Such a response serves only to reinforce the position that the motive for leaking the so-called dossier was not a legitimate concern, but a insolent effort to intimidate and bully a journalist who had exposed embarrassing information about the Youth League President.
We urge the ANC as a whole to reaffirm its commitment to media freedom and other Constitutional rights we enjoy as a country.