Springboks move to fourth place in world rankings, passing England

South Africa beat Argentina 24-18 on Saturday which moved them past England as England lost to Wales 13-6 in Cardiff.   Wales passed New Zealand to grab the top spot from the All Blacks. Wales have now won 15 of their last 16 tests.   France also moved up in the rankings after thrashing Scotland 27-10 in Paris.     Top 10 in the latest World Rugby rankings: 1. Wales 89.43 2. New Zealand 89.40 3. Ireland 88.69 4. South Africa 86.83 5. England 86.79 6. Australia 84.05 7. France…

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“Racist Apartheid School” Comments Sour South African High School, D.F. Malan Viral Video – Call for name change

A recent video featuring South African High School D.F. Malan recently went viral on Facebook as social media were in awe of the amazing display by these talented pupils.   But now comments about this being a “white apartheid school” and “racism” has soured some of the joy.  Bit-Media has also received several messages complaining that racial segregation is still present in South African schools.   The video in question below…       Some of the comments…       Who was D.F. Malan and what is in a…

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Massive boon for Fans and exposure opportunity for local businesses as Bit-Media and Springbokfans announce collaboration during a Rugby World Cup year

The BOKS are back! and it is World Cup year and now Bit-Media and Springbokfans have announced a collaboration that will provide interesting content for fans, more entertainment, loads of competition prizes and it  could give massive exposure to local businesses.   Bit-Media will provide an international platform for more exposure as well as access to additional content.    The Bit-Media website will report on all matches and provide live scoring on all the Springbok games…   To see the Live Scoreboard Page CLICK HERE   The Rugby World Cup…

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Ray Mordt set the Gold Standard for Springbok Wings

It’s a shame that South Africa wasn’t able to play more tests during the isolation years. Players like Gerber, Botha, Du Plessis and Heunis would have lit up the international stage   Another fantastic player from that era was Ray Mordt, an impressive wing who could outpace most and run over anyone when necessary. Ray Mordt scored 12 test tries for the Springboks, including a hat trick against the All Blacks in the third test at Eden Park in 1981. Here is a collection of some of his best tries…

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Coordinated Ransom Attack Creates Alarm in 23 Texas Towns

Twenty-three Texas towns have been struck by a “coordinated” ransomware attack, according to the state’s Department of Information Resources.   Ransomware is a type of malicious software, often delivered via email, that locks up an organization’s systems until a ransom is paid or files are recovered by other means. In many cases, ransomware significantly damages computer hardware and linked machinery and leads to days or weeks with systems offline, which is why it can be so costly to cities.   According to a weekend update by the Texas DIR, the…

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AmaZix Enters into Partnership with Privacy-Centric Messenger App FortKnoxster

Hong Kong – AmaZix, the global blockchain strategic consulting and marketing agency, today announced it has partnered with cyber-security firm FortKnoxster, developer of the most secure and privacy-oriented all-in-one peer-to-peer encrypted communication platform. AmaZix and FortKnoxster will work together to promote the platform in the crypto community and beyond.     FortKnoxster is aimed at businesses and individuals who require the highest level of security. The platform offers zero-knowledge, end-to-end, military-grade encryption, which means only the end-customer has access to their own data and messages. FortKnoxster will be joining AmaZix’s…

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‘Nightmare’ hand statue resembling Donald Trump looms over New Zealand city

A giant hand which has been described as a “Lovecraftian nightmare come to life” has been lifted into place atop Wellington’s City Gallery in New Zealand.   Even worse for “haters” of this artwork is that the face bares a striking resemblance to US President Donald Trump, though lacking the hair!   Ronnie van Hout’s “Quasi” installation was carried by helicopter to its new home on Monday overlooking the city’s civic centre. The artwork, which was created in 2016, originally stood on top of the Christchurch Art Gallery. It is…

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Rassie will take three Specialist Scrumhalves to the World Cup

It was reported by Sport24 that Springbok coach Rassie Erasmus will pick three specialist scrumhalves in his Rugby World Cup squad.   Faf de Klerk, Herschel Jantjies or Cobus Reinach, who should wear the Springbok No 9?   Some pundits have suggested that the Boks could go into the World Cup with only two specialist scrumhalves – Faf de Klerk and Herschel Jantjies – with utility back Cheslin Kolbe as a possible back-up. Nick Mallet was impressed with Kolbe as a back-up no9 – Click Here However, according to Afrikaans…

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Rassie Ecstatic with “wonderful” Kolisi : Highlights Springboks vs Argentina – VIDEO

“Siya was wonderful,” Erasmus told reporters after the hard-fought 24-18 win at Loftus Versfeld.       We wanted to get him off after 30 minutes but he said was feeling great. At half-time, I asked him if he wanted to go more, and he said he wanted 70 minutes! Medically he is fine and that’s great. Next is to condition him physically with match fitness and we will give him more game-time in the Japan match to get him ready. We are fast-tracking Siya because we know what we…

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Waiter in Paris Shot over Slow Service

A customer shot a waiter dead at an eatery on the outskirts of Paris, apparently enraged at being made to wait for a sandwich, according to a source close to the investigation.   The waiter’s colleagues called police after he was shot in the shoulder with a handgun in the Noisy-le-Grand suburb east of Paris on Friday night, the source told AFP. Attempts to revive the 28-year-old failed and he died at the scene.   The gunman, who a witness said lost his temper “as his sandwich wasn’t prepared quickly…

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FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ – Khalifa International Stadium, Qatar’s most historic stadium will play a pivotal role in this tournament

Khalifa International Stadium, built in 1976 in Al Rayyan, was renovated and reopened In May 2017 with a spectacular inauguration ceremony and also, by hosting the final of the Emir Cup. The 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar™ matches through to the quarter-finals will be hosted in Qatar’s most historic stadium.   The 40,000-seat arena is located at the centre of all the 2022 venues, due to the unique geography and advanced transport systems that will make Khalifa International Stadium the best-connected international football competition ever.  The stadium previously hosted the…

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