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All Set For Mtb Marathon World Champs

27th June 2014

Olympic gold medallist, Jaroslav Kulhavy of the Czech Republic (Photo: Darren Goddard, Gameplan Media)

A total of 136 men and women from 31 countries will do battle for the coveted UCI rainbow-striped world champion's jersey at the UCI MTB Marathon World Championships in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa on Sunday.

Inset:  Olympic gold medallist, Jaroslav Kulhavy of the Czech Republic, is expected to be among the title contenders in the 2014 UCI MTB World Marathon Championships, which take place in Pietermaritzburg on Sunday, 29 June (Photo: Darren Goddard, Gameplan Media)

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South African Scientist Leads Triple Black Hole Discovery

27th June 2014

Images: Roger Deane (larger image) and NASA Goddard (inset bottom left)  Square Kilometre Array South Africa

Cape Town astronomer Roger Deane and a team of South African-funded researchers have discovered a trio of closely orbiting supermassive black holes in a galaxy more than 4-billion light years away - confirmation of the country's fast-growing expertise in the field of radio astronomy.

Inset: Helical jets from one supermassive black hole caused by a very closely orbiting companion (Images: Roger Deane (larger image) and NASA Goddard (inset bottom left) / Square Kilometre Array South Africa)

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University Surfing Tournament At Vic Bay

26th June 2014

Winner of the ladies section of the annual USSA surfing competition in 2013, Roxy Giles of NMMU George in action.

Top surfing students from South African tertiary institutions will soon be heading to Victoria Bay to compete in the annual University Sport of South Africa (USSA) Surfing Championships.

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World's Maths Whizz-kids Headed For South Africa

26th June 2014

A student signals his need for a

The cream of the next generation of mathematicians, represented by 582 high school students from 109 countries, will converge on Cape Town in July for the 55th International Mathematical Olympiad - the first to be held in Africa.

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Durban To Host International Under-19 Football Tournament

26th June 2014

The Moses Mabhida Stadium will host to the final of the 2014 Durban Under-19 International Football Tournament (Photo: Moses Mabhida Stadium)

A South African under-19 side will lock horns with junior teams representing some of the giants of international club football at the first edition of a new youth tournament kicking off in Durban on 31 July.

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Knysna In Bloom Project Up And Running

25th June 2014

Knysna in Bloom project coordinator Stella Sohn (right) and Timothy Nyirenda busy beautifying Knysna's Main Road.

The Knysna in Bloom project is up and running and twenty local businesses have joined the effort of Stella Sohn, project coordinator, whose aim it is to bring back Knysna's village ambience and beautify Main Road.

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Tenders For Victoria Bay Kiosk

25th June 2014

The Victoria Bay kiosk.

The George Municipality received 7 tenders for taking on a new rental contract of the Victoria Bay kiosk on 6 June 2014, the official closing date for bids. The Bid Adjudication Committee will evaluate these tenders at their next meeting to be held on 15 July 2014.

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Big Entry Expected For Mandela Day Marathon

25th June 2014

Over 10 000 runners are expected to take part in the 2014 Mandela Day Marathon (Photo: Mandela Day Marathon)

The 2014 Mandela Day Marathon, to be run from Pietermaritzburg's Imbali Township, where Nelson Mandela made his final speech before his imprisonment, to Howick, where he was arrested in 1962, takes place on 31 August, with over 10 000 athletes expected to be running.

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Sa, Lesotho Water Project: Phase Ii By 2023

25th June 2014

The Katse Dam on the Malibamat'so River in Lesotho (Photo: Aurecon Group)

The Lesotho Highlands Development Authority expects the R11.2-billion second phase of the Lesotho Highlands Water Project to be completed by 2023, the project's executive manager, Mark Matchett, announced on Monday.

Inset: The Katse Dam on the Malibamat'so River in Lesotho, built during the first phase of the Lesotho Highlands Water Project, is Africa's second-largest dam (Photo: Aurecon Group)

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Mossel Bay Welcomes Whales

24th June 2014

Masters student Monica Betts of the Mammal Research Institute of the Department of Zoology and Entomology at the University of Pretoria – who is currently in charge of the Mossel Bay Cetacean Project – said that she recorded the year’s first sightings of

Mossel Bay Tourism has welcomed the migratory southern right whales and humpback whales, which have returned to the Southern Cape coast for their annual mating and calving season.

Inset: Masters student Monica Betts of the Mammal Research Institute of the Department of Zoology and Entomology at the University of Pretoria – who is currently in charge of the Mossel Bay Cetacean Project – said that she recorded the year’s first sightings of southern right whales in Mossel Bay in May.

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Tour De Plett Mountain Bike Marathon

24th June 2014

At a previous Tour de Plett event.

The Tour de Plett Mountain Bike Marathon kicks off on Saturday, June 28, and this year sees a 'twist in the tail' when all races end on Central Beach via a new route from Wittedrift.  For the cyclists it's a few more metres climbing, but the organisers assure that it will be worth it.

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31st Annual Knysna Oyster Festival

24th June 2014

More than 100 000 oysters will be shucked and slurped at the 31st annual Pick n Pay Knysna Oyster Festival between 4 and 13 July.

More than 100 000 oysters will be shucked and slurped at the 31st annual Pick n Pay Knysna Oyster Festival between 4 and 13 July. Festival Manager Nicci Rousseau-Schmidt says it's important that festival goers have the opportunity to sample oysters prepared in many different styles at an affordable price.

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My Best Win Yet With Springboks: Meyer

24th June 2014

JP Pietersen carries the ball up for the Springboks against Wales, Mbombela Stadium, Nelspruit, 21 June 2014 (Photo: SA Rugby)

Some would consider it a lucky escape, but Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer believes South Africa's come-from-behind 31-30 victory over Wales at Mbombela Stadium on Saturday was his best yet with the team.

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Business Must Start Investing More: Ramaphosa

24th June 2014

South African Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa addresses a breakfast briefing in Cape Town, 18 June 2014 (Photo: GCIS)

For South Africa to prosper and create jobs, it is crucial for the private sector to start investing more in the economy, Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Sunday, adding that the government, for its part, would do all it could to remove obstacles to doing business in the country.

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South Africa's Hospitality Sector 'poised For Growth'

24th June 2014

The Westcliff hotel in Johannesburg, part of the international Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts family (Photo: Gauteng Tourism)

South Africa's hospitality sector is poised for further growth in the next five years on the back of rising room rates and growing tourism numbers, with hotel occupancy rates expected to increase to 71% by 2018, according to a report by PricewaterhouseCoopers.

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Moss Walk Promises To Be Great Fun

23rd June 2014

Runners (Generic Image Mossel Bay Advertiser)

Not everyone can or wants to be active in competitive sport, but that does not mean they cannot share in the 2014 Mossel Bay Sports Festival. As in 2012 and 2013, the Moss Walk will again form part of this year's festival and promises to be a lot of fun.

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Security Tighter At Retirement Village

23rd June 2014

Formosa Garden Village in Plettenberg Bay.

A recent spate of housebreakings at Formosa Garden Village (FGV), a retirement community in Plettenberg Bay, sparked a rumour that there had been eleven such incidents since February 2014.

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Knysna Race Gives Kids A Brighter Future

23rd June 2014

Knysna Sport School’s Iain Coetzee (second from right) receives a cheque for R20 000 from RECM Knysna 200 race director Patric Mosterd, as KSS manager Jan van Wageningen (far right) and Louise Wilson of Garden Route Events look on. Photo: Julie-Ann Photog

The RECM Knysna 200 mountain bike stage race is helping to give underprivileged children a chance at a brighter future by supporting local educational and sporting initiatives.

Inset: Knysna Sport School’s Iain Coetzee (second from right) receives a cheque for R20 000 from RECM Knysna 200 race director Patric Mosterd, as KSS manager Jan van Wageningen (far right) and Louise Wilson of Garden Route Events look on. (Photo: Julie-Ann Photography)

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Aidin Wants To Inspire Local Musos

23rd June 2014

Adin Walls's rich voice can be heard on a YouTube video which promotes tourism to the Garden Route. This musician wants to cast the net wider and promote local artists and musicians here and further afield.

George musician Adin Walls and his wife, Rita, released their debut album, 'Fathers', 10 years after he first released his song, Stand Tall.

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University Surfing Tournament At Vic Bay

23rd June 2014

Madibaz surfer Scott Lenton will be in action for the Madibaz during the annual University Sport South Africa (Ussa) surfing tournament, which takes place at Victoria Bay near George from June 25 to 27. Photo: Supplied

The Billabong Madibaz surfing team will have a score to settle when they take on some of South Africa’s best in their own backyard during next week’s University Sport South Africa (Ussa) tournament.

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