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Céline Dion Kicks-Off Her World Tour in South Africa

The 14th February 2008 is eagerly anticipated by Céline Dion fans in South Africa. Considered to be one of the world’s greatest music entertainers, Céline Dion has chosen to kick-off her 2008 world tour in South Africa, with the first concert being held at the Coca-Cola Dome in Johannesburg.

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Introducing the Challenging Cape Odyssey Race

Trail running is rapidly growing in popularity worldwide and is definitely gaining a large following in South Africa. In the Western Cape, the weekend trail runs are enthusiastically supported. Running is an endurance sport that is easily accessible to all South Africans, regardless of their economic circumstances. All an athlete needs is a good pair of running shoes, determination and plenty of time to train. With this in mind, the Cape Odyssey Race is being launched in October 2007, with the objective of offering runners an event to match any other being offered on the international running scene.

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Cape Town World Cinema Festival

The Cape Town World Cinema Festival is hosted by an organization called Sithengi. This organization was founded in 1995 and is based in Cape Town. Sithengi is dedicated to the promotion and support of the African Film Industry. To expose locally made productions and to create an awareness of the talent that is found in Africa, the Sithengi Organization for Film and Television organizes two events every year. They are the Cape Town World Cinema Festival and the Sithengi Film and Television Market.

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Robert Hunter's Tour-de-France Victory

South African cyclist, Robert Hunter recently gained a major victory for the Barloworld team, and for South Africa, when he won the 11th stage of the world-renowned Tour-de-France. Prior to this outstanding victory Hunter came in 4th in Stage 1; 5th in Stage 2; 2nd in Stage 4; and 8th in Stage 6. It was a thrilling win for Robert Hunter who managed to beat Murilo Fischer and Fabian Cancellara in the final stretch.

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The Lion King Broadway Musical Comes to South Africa

This year is going to prove to be a very special one for the South African audience who will get to celebrate the ten-year anniversary of “The Lion King” as a Broadway musical. There are very few of us who have not seen the wonderful Disney animated movie “The Lion King” brought out in 1997, some years back.

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South Africa Roads Deadly during Easter

South Africa seems to be continuing the alarming trend of having higher incidences of road accidents and related deaths during the holiday seasons this Easter. With many people choosing to to visit relatives in other parts of the country over the weekend, the roads have become a deathtrap. To date eight people have died and several have sustained injuries after a number of collisions have occurred across South Africa – all in the course of one day.

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Aid provided for Taung Flood Victims

Victims of floods in Taung can look forward to some relief. In the North West Province the department of social development will be compensating those families affected by the recent flooding.

The extensive damage caused by flooding in the village of Taung is still being assessed. However, the flooding has damaged and washed away approximately 1 500 houses as well as bridges and roads. Many have been left without shelter though temporary arrangements have been set in place. Villagers have been unable to reach the town and children cannot get to school.

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South Africa - Miners Found Alive

When a fire broke out in one of the mine shafts of the Buffelsfontein gold mine in Stilfontein on Wednesday, the 22nd of March, there were 136 miners in the shaft at the time. Evacuations began immediately but, with a fire blazing in the shafts, ten miners were unaccounted for. Finally some 20 hours after the fire broke out, the ten missing men have been found.

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