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Natalie Du Toit Makes Olympic History

South Africa’s Natalie Du Toit reached her personal goal of participating in the 2008 Beijing Olympics and carved her place in history at the same time, as the very first amputee to compete at an Olympic Games event. This talented swimmer took 16th place in a field of 25 competitors in the 10 kilometer open water race, which took competitors just under two hours to complete. Natalie has steadfastly refused to allow the fact that her left leg had been amputated hold her back in any way, and her sheer determination, positive attitude and strength of spirit has won her a following of fans.

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Long Jump Superstar Khotso Mokoena Wins Olympic Silver Medal

South Africa’s long jump superstar, Khotso Mokoena, earned a 2008 Beijing Olympics silver medal with his impressive 8.24 meter jump on Monday 18 August. As the first South African to win a medal at this year’s Olympics, Khotso Mokoena has ensured that the South African Olympic team will not leave Beijing empty-handed.

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South Africa’s Olympic Team

After the massive kick-off ceremony for the Beijing Olympics on Friday night (August 8) fans of the South African Olympic Team have been ardently glued to the screens, trying to catch snippets of their favorite sporting heroes in action. This year’s South African Olympic Team is quite large and will be competing in no less than eighteen sporting disciplines.

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Zimfest ’08 – Party for a Cause

Hordes of music lovers, musicians and revelers will be heading for the Tafelberg Tavern in Gardens, Cape Town, for Zimfest ’08 on 6 September. The festival is based on a simple concept – plenty of excellent music by South African bands will entertain party-goers and the proceeds will go toward humanitarian efforts on behalf on the people of Zimbabwe, many of whom are living within South Africa’s borders.

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Out of Africa

Out of Africa, an event set to give local residents and tourists alike a genuine experience of African culture and heritage, will take place at The Brightwater Commons on Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th June. The event, to open from 11am to 5pm on Saturday and from 11am to 4pm on Sunday, will feature an array of exhibitions as well as an exciting entertainment programme.

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Avitourism Continues to Grow in South Africa

South Africa is renowned the world over for its wildlife, with tourists from far and wide visiting its many well-stocked game reserves. South Africa is also a bird-watchers paradise, a fact that has largely escaped the notice of the international birding community. With the active promotion of avitourism, it is anticipated that this situation will start to change as more birding enthusiasts, both local and international, discover the birdlife treasures of South Africa.

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South Africa’s World Cup Victory

The cry of a nation united in victory could be heard echoing across the country as the final whistle of the Rugby World Cup final blew in Paris, France, on 20 October 2007. All over South Africa the streets, homes, pubs and bars were drowning in a river of green and gold; in jubilation, pride and elation over South Africa’s World Cup victory over the defending champions, England. It was not only a breathtaking moment in the history of South African rugby, but a heartfelt, emotional moment for each and every South African Springboks supporter.

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Elton John Touring South Africa in 2008

Elton John has the reputation for being a great humanitarian and is one of the most successful musicians of his generation with a career spanning some forty years, during which time he has been the winner of five Grammy Awards and one Academy Award. South African fans are thrilled that Elton John will be performing in South Africa in January 2008. His first performance in South Africa will be in Cape Town on 13 January, followed by a concert in Durban on 16 January and two concerts in Johannesburg on 18 and 19 January 2008.

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