• Durbanville & Rustenburg to host semi-finals on Saturday, 6 April
• SuperSport to televise Final on Sunday, 14 April
The semi-finals of the SSG Gold Cup, presented by Blu Approved & M4Jam, have been confirmed for Durbanville and Rustenburg following a nail-biting quarter-final weekend in which the results of two matches were in the balance until the final seconds.
Both matches in SA Rugby’s flagship national championship for non-university clubs, championed by 2007 Rugby World Cup-winning Springbok captain John Smit, will take place on Saturday 6 April at 16h00, with the televised Cup final taking place next weekend.
Two-time champions Newrak Impala will host arch-rivals and neighbours Northam Platinum Rhinos at the Rustenburg Impala Rugby Club in a heavyweight clash between the mining-club giants.
Durbanville-Bellville, champions in 2015, will host the second semi-final, against Border champions Hollywoodbets Swallows, at Durbell Rugby Club in Cape Town. The match will be livestreamed on the SSG Gold Cup Facebook page as well as SA Rugby’s new digital platform, www.springboks.rugby.
Durbell and Impala earned the right to host the semi-finals based on log points and points’ difference respectively after the pool stages.
Durbell finished their group matches with 12 points while Swallows ended on 11. Both Impala and Rhinos finished on 15 points apiece, but Impala enjoyed the better points’ difference.
SuperSport have confirmed that the Final will be televised live on Sunday 14 April at 14h30. The venue and broadcast channel will be confirmed after this weekend’s semi-finals.
About the Sponsors:
SSG Holdings, formerly known as the SSG Group, was formed to realise the dream of its shareholders to create a specialised, integrated services group to deliver technically sound and commercially viable Security, Facilities Management and Cleaning solutions to the South African market. The business has a national footprint and has experienced exceptional growth since its inception in early 2014.
Blu Approved combines technical innovation with entrepreneurial flair to bring products and services associated with the developed world directly to the doorsteps of people who may be geographically and economically isolated from the mainstream. By so doing, Blu Approved creates jobs, supports the growth of small businesses, and helps bridge the digital divide. With over 150,000 points of presence, Blu Approved puts products and services within arm’s reach of every South African — even those people in the furthest rural corners of the country. These products and services range from airtime, data and electricity to bill payments, money transfers, betting and ticketing.
M4Jam – a South African technology success story – is a mobile app that builds companies and communities by empowering unsung micro-entrepreneurs with real-time micro-job opportunities. With youth unemployment at a record high of 54.7%, M4Jam’s mission is to create one million micro-jobs a month by 2020. Since January 2015, 180,603 jobbers have successfully competed 1,247,112 micro-jobs that they have benefited from. Businesses that M4Jam has helped include Cell C, Pioneer Foods, Sanlam, Unilever, Sasko, Virgin Money & Clover.