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Six Nations Compete In World Champs In Sedgefield

30th July 2014

The fleet line up on the start line for the commencement of the RS Tera World Championships held at Swartvlei, Sedgefield this week.

The RS Tera Sailing Dinghy World Championships was officially opened at Pine Lake Marina, Sedgefield, on Sunday, July 27. In attendance at the opening function were officials from the International RS Tera Association, the Western Cape minister of Sport and Recreation, Nomafrench Mbombo, the commodore of Knysna Yacht Club, Jim Parkes, the municipal councillor for Sedgefield, Louise Hart, Peter Hall of Western Cape SA Sailing, Andrew Finn of Eastern Cape SA Sailing, five international judges and Greg Vogt, the CEO of Knysna Tourism.

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Team Sa Scoops Four More Golds In Glasgow

30th July 2014

Chad le Clos won the 100m and 200m butterfly titles at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow (Photo: South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee)

South Africa added four more golds to the country's medals tally at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow on Monday as lawn bowls delivered a third title - and the country's first black bowls medallist in an international competition.

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Proteas Back To No. 1 With Test Series Win

30th July 2014

The Proteas celebrate only their second test series victory over Sri Lanka in Sri Lanka, Colombo, 28 July 2014 (Photo: Cricket South Africa)

South Africa returned to the top of the ICC test cricket rankings on Monday with a hard-fought draw in the second test against Sri Lanka in Colombo, securing only their second series win in the island nation. The Proteas previously triumphed in Sri Lanka in 1993.

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Tango And Folk Music Concert

29th July 2014

Cobus du Toit (left) and Patrick Sutton will kick off the Knysna Music Society's second half of its musical year on Monday, August 18.

The Knysna Music Society kicks off the second half of its musical year on Monday, August 18, with a concert of tango and folk music performed by Patrick Sutton on guitar and Cobus du Toit on flute.

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Two Rhodes Students Drown

29th July 2014

Rhodes University

Two students from Rhodes University have drowned after a boat in which they were canoeing capsized at Settlers Dam just outside Grahamstown, Eastern Cape police said on Monday.

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Five Golds As Team South Africa Climbs Medal Table

29th July 2014

Roland Schoeman and Chad le Clos embrace after winning silver and bronze respectively in the 50m butterfly at the 2014 Commonwealth Games, Glasgow, 25 July (Photo: South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee)

South Africa claimed five gold medals at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow on the weekend - in lawn bowls, judo, swimming and sevens rugby. With five silvers and eight bronzes also in the bag, the team moved up to seventh place on the medals table.

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South African Brandy Named World's Best

29th July 2014

The famous Cathedral Cellar at the KWV Wine Emporium in the Paarl Valley, Western Cape (Photo: Walter Knirr, South African Tourism)

KWV's 12 year Barrel Select Brandy was named Worldwide Best Brandy, winning the 2014 Worldwide Brandy Trophy Award at the prestigious International Wine & Spirit Competition awards ceremony in London on Monday.

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Million-year-old Artifacts Found In South Africa

29th July 2014

Archaeologist Steven James Walker extracts a sample (Photo: Vasa Lukich / University of Cape Town)

Scientists have uncovered tens of thousands of Earlier Stone Age artifacts at a site in South Africa's Northern Cape province, revealing an extraordinarily rich archaeological deposit whose full extent has yet to be determined - but which is threatened by modern development.

inset:  Archaeologist Steven James Walker extracts a sample at the interface between the overlying red sands and the Earlier Stone Age archaeological deposits at the Kathu Townlands site in the Northern Cape (Photo: Vasa Lukich / University of Cape Town)

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Young Sailors Off To World Championship

28th July 2014

Here are Tammy Holden, Lea Smit, Anke van Rooyen, Marco-Lee Moolman, Reawon October, Morgan Lottering, Jani van Rooyen and Abigail Sweeney. Absent in the photo are Sanmarie Fourie and Megan Robertson.

Ten young sailors from the Mossel Bay Yacht and Boat club will be participating in the RS Tera Sailing World Championship at Pine Lake Marina, which runs from tomorrow until 1 August. 

Inset:  These young sailors will be participating in the RS Tera Sailing Wolrd Championships. Here are Tammy Holden, Lea Smit, Anke van Rooyen, Marco-Lee Moolman, Reawon October, Morgan Lottering, Jani van Rooyen and Abigail Sweeney. Absent in the photo are Sanmarie Fourie and Megan Robertson.

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Do Not Miss Ross Taylor Surfing

28th July 2014

The Ross Taylor Surf Contest has become a favourite fixture on the surf calendar, and sees contests from across the country converging on Buffel's Bay for a fine display of surf action. (Photo: Elle Photography)

The Ross Taylor Surf Contest has become a favourite fixture on the surf calendar, and sees contests from across the country converging on Buffel's Bay for a fine display of surf action.

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George Herald Top Local Paper

28th July 2014

George Herald journalist Myron Rabinowitz accepted the award on behalf of holding company Group Editors.

The George Herald has been awarded the PMR.africa Diamond Arrow Award 2014 as the best regional local newspaper in the Southern Cape and Klein Karoo.


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Murray, Mabulu On The Podium In Glasgow

28th July 2014

Siyabulela Mabulu defeated Jamie McDonald of Wales (Photo: Wessel Oosthuizen, South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee)

Team South African bagged two medals on the opening day of the 20th Commonwealth Games in Glasgow on Thursday, with Richard Murray claiming bronze in the triathlon and Siyabulela Mabulu also winning bronze in the men's judo competition.

Inset: Siyabulela Mabulu defeated Jamie McDonald of Wales on his way to winning a bronze medal in the 66kg division of the men's judo competition at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, 24 July 2014 (Photo: Wessel Oosthuizen, South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee)

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Drilling Begins On South Africa's First Deep-water Well

28th July 2014

An offshore gas production platform (Photo: Northern Offshore)

French multinational Total has begun drilling for South Africa's first deep-water well, south of Mossel Bay, giving fresh impetus to the country's nascent oil and gas industry at a time when the eyes of investors in the sector are shifting further down Africa's coastline.

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A New Season For Conservationists

25th July 2014

The Pinnacle Conservation team are now settled into their new home at the PetroSA Reserve. Here are Andries le Roux, Aiden Beck (manager), Kelly-Jane Peo, Sarel Serfontein, Vivien Stadler, Ruanlie Oosthuizen and Kay Prinsloo.

Pinnacle Conservation has had a busy 2014 thus far, which includes their relocation and setting up office at the PetroSA Nature Reserve.

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South Africa Considers Compulsory Pre-schooling

25th July 2014

Children return to their homes in Kliptown, Soweto after daycare (Photo: Chris Kirchhoff, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com)

The government plans to conduct a review of the relevent legislation that could make it compulsory for all South African children to receive at least two years of pre-school education, says Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga.

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Zuma To Lead Sa Team To Us-africa Summit

25th July 2014

South African President Jacob Zuma and US President Barack Obama during a press briefing at the Union Buildings, Pretoria, 29 June 2013 (Photo: GCIS)

President Jacob Zuma will lead a South African delegation to the first United States-Africa Leaders' Summit taking place in Washington in August. The summit will seek to build on the closer ties that were forged during US President Barack Obama's three-county African tour last year.

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Reawakening The Knysna Wood Industry

24th July 2014

Working with Wood Festival organising committee and Knysna Tourism. (Photo: Fran Kirsten.)

“When I was a young man and wanted to become a cabinet-maker, there was no question about it, I had to go to Knysna. In those days all wood related businesses and careers started in Knysna. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we can get that reputation back?” said Richard Henley, owner of Full Circle Furniture, Bibby’s Hoek.

Inset:  Working with Wood Festival organising committee and Knysna Tourism during a planning meeting held at Timber Village.  Front left: Gene Kruger (Knysna Timber Initiative), Greg Vogt (Knysna Tourism CEO), Johan van Schalkwyk (Knysna Tourism Marketing Manager), Daniel Mellin (Vermont Sales), Morne Smith (Fechters) and Jock McCannichie. (Photo: Fran Kirsten.)

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12th Annual Vodacom George Cheese Festival

24th July 2014

12th annual Vodacom George Cheese Festival  (Photo: Melanie Maré)

Lsst night the 12th Vodacom George Cheese Festival started with a gala evening at its new venue at Outeniqua Park in Langenhoven Road. The festival takes place from Friday 25 until Sunday 27 July.

Inset:  Here the festival management raise a glass and a cheese or two to the festival's success this weekend. From left: Celeste Africa, Attie Bedeker, Benita Milton (festival organiser), Gena van der Watt, Jackie Meyers and Jacques Theunissen. (Photo: Melanie Maré)

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Plenty At Stake For Proteas In Colombo Test

24th July 2014

Proteas' stars AB de Villiers and Dale Steyn celebrate victory over Sri Lanka in the first test in Galle, 20 July 2014 (Photo: Cricket South Africa)

There is plenty at stake for Hashim Amla and company going into the second and final test in Colombo on Thursday. Victory would secure South Africa's second series win in Sri Lanka - and see the Proteas regain the number one spot in the world test cricket rankings.

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Habana On Standby For Commonwealth Games

24th July 2014

Feeling good! Bryan Habana celebrates scoring a try against Samoa, Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria, 22 June 2013 (Photo: SA Rugby)

Bryan Habana, the Springboks' all-time leading try scorer, was placed on standby for the Commonwealth Games on Tuesday after his French club, Toulon, decided belatedly to release him for the Games.

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