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FIFA 2010 Financing

South Africa's Finance Minister, Trevor Manuel, addressed the nation on Wednesday 24 October 2006 regarding the country's budget for the 2010 Soccer World Cup. Fifteen billion rands has been allocated by the government for stadium construction and the improvement of infrastructure in preparation for the eagerly awaited 2010 FIFA World Cup.

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The Go Summer Tour

Every year thousands of South African’s pack up and get ready to head to the coast where they plan to spend lazy days lying on the sand after nights filled with endless entertainment. It is the South African way to celebrate Christmas and it sees the population of coastal cities swell enormously during the holiday season. This year certainly wont be any different and while parents stress about high road accident ratios and bustling throngs of people, youngsters and young adults will most likely be looking forward to the Go Summer Tour.

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Bats of South Africa: Night Creatures

Mention the word bat and people begin conjuring up images of dark, evil, frightening creatures who suck your blood. Misconceptions placed on bats have certainly not made them popular, however, bats play a vital role in biodiversity and in the sustainability of the environment. South Africa boasts some 7 fruit-eating bat species as well as 65 insectivorous bat species.

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Sun City

If you’re looking for the ultimate holiday resort in South Africa, look no further than the internationally acclaimed Sun City resort. This spectacular holiday destination features a plethora of activities which have been carefully chosen so as to offer guests the most diverse and entertaining experience possible. If you were only going to visit one place whilst in South Africa, Sun City would be a most enjoyable choice.

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The Great White Sharks of False Bay

If there was an ancient legend regarding flying man-eating sharks, the Great Whites of False Bay would definitely lie at the heart of the fable. These incredibly massive hunters of the deep blue sea have been catapulted into the international limelight through a National Geographic documentary which explores their unusual hunting techniques.

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Kimberly's Diamond Mining Legacy

Diamonds have long been a sought after treasure – for their monetary worth but also for their aesthetic value. These pretty pieces of crystalline carbon have become the ultimate paradox for many a man, causing them to give up a reasonably comfortable life in favour of hard work and the hope of possible riches which are seldom attained. South Africa has had a long-standing reputation as a leading producer of two of the world’s most valuable commodities – diamonds and gold.

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Canoeing in South Africa

Many people can think of no better way to see the African bushveld than to paddle their way idly along a river, spotting animals and birds in the bush along the riverbanks as they go. While this option may appeal to some because it does not involve the physical exertion of walking as hiking might, it should be stressed that paddling or canoeing can still be physically strenuous – especially if the wind and current are against you. Still, when the opposite is true you may be fortunate enough to simply lie back and let the river take you where it wishes.

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South African Trade Crafts

As you make your way around the beautiful and diverse country of South Africa, you may well discover that a number of craftsmen have set up shop on the roadside in both rural and urban areas. While this practise is not generally endorsed by the local municipalities, it certainly cannot be discouraged as it is, for many, their only means of making a living. You will find a number of creative crafts and artworks just waiting for sale as the crafter sits nearby fashioning another masterpiece. Many of these crafters are not even from South Africa but are rather from one of its neighbouring country.

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