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News24 launches The Sponsors of Brave campaign – chance to win R5,000

CAPE TOWN, 6 March 2020 – News24 in partnership with Adcock Ingram OTC is spearheading a campaign looking for the ordinary South African healthcare providers including pharmacists, nurses and doctors doing extraordinary work in their communities. The campaign aims to celebrate these unsung heroes of brave, professionals who walk the extra mile attending to the medical and healthcare needs in …

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Cape Town to host City Surf Series in May

CAPE TOWN, 5 March 2020 – In partnership with World Surf League (WSL) and Surfing South Africa (SSA), Accelerate Sport have today announced the dates and venues for the fifth edition of City Surf Series, the largest series of surfing events in Africa. This illustrious series is set to bring the global surfing community together during the Volkswagen SA Open …

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Heritage dance in the spotlight at Cape Town Carnival

Cape Town, 6 March 2020 – The Kingdom Connected Campers (KCC) from Richmond in the central Karoo, which uses dance to develop youth talent, will be performing one of South Africa’s oldest indigenous dance styles, riel, at the Cape Town Carnival taking place on Human Rights Day, 21 March, on Green Point’s Fan Walk. An age-old dance style originally performed …

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Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal set a world record in SA

CAPE TOWN, 10 February 2020 – It isn’t every day that we get to see two international tennis greats play on South African soil. But the crowd of 51’945 fans at Cape Town Stadium on 7 February were lucky enough to witness history in action, when Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal went head-to-head in The Match in Africa, raising USD …

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SA mountaineers will attempt to become Africa’s first all-women expedition to summit Mount Everest

HERMAN GIBBS CAPE TOWN, February 10 – Four intrepid South African women will be the first all-female team from Africa to attempt to summit Mount Everest, the highest mountain on Earth, starting in April. The four women are Lisa Gering, Alda Waddell, Deshun Deysel, and Tumi Mphahlele, all from Johannesburg. They are all experienced climbers and have been preparing for …

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Gauteng golfer Zethu Myeki relishing pro debut at Cape Town Ladies Open

CAPE TOWN, January 29 – Coming off a glittering amateur career Gauteng golfer Zethu Myeki (pictured) is relishing her debut in the professional ranks at the Cape Town Ladies Open, hosted by the City of Cape Town.   With 12-time champion Lee-Anne Pace spearheading the challenge, former Myeki will enhance the strong field in the 2020 Sunshine Ladies Tour opener …

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Olympic-bound surfer Jordy Smith taps into Siya Kolisi’s World Cup-winning psyche

CAPE TOWN, January 29 – Red Bull surfer Jordy Smith showed Rugby World Cup-winning Springbok captain, Siya Kolisi just what it is going to take to win a medal at the 20202 Tokyo Olympics. The two recently went surfing at Blouberg recently to share their thoughts on competing at the highest levels of their sport. Kolisi was riding a custom …

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Dave Callaghan appointed captain of SA Over-50s cricket team

CAPE TOWN, January 27, 2020 – Former Eastern Province and Proteas all-rounder Dave Callaghan has been appointed captain of the South African over-50s squad for the World Cup, sponsored by Evergreen Lifestyle, to be played in Cape Town in March this year. Callaghan, 54, will take charge of a strong 16-man squad which includes six former internationals and 15 players …

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Life’s a beach…

HERMAN GIBBS The Western Cape Regional Qualifying event of the 2019 KIA SA Beach Tennis National Championships is in progress at (a rather windy) Camps Bay beach. Team GB (Lucinda Gibbs/Jackie Booth) is one of the five teams campaigning in the Women’s Section. This was my first photography foray into beach tennis at the Blue Flag Beach of Camps Bay, …

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Cape Town Carnival wow Hong Kong audiences

CAPE TOWN, February 12 – After seeing some of the Cape Town Carnival’s larger-than-life costumes recently, The Hong Kong Tourism board invited and paid for a large group of Carnival performers to take part in the internationally-acclaimed Cathay Pacific International Chinese New Year Night Parade which took place a few nights ago in Hong Kong. “This fantastic opportunity points an …

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