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The smart tourist’s guide to South Africa

You’ve got your World Cup tickets and you’ve booked your flights to the far side of Africa. You’ve secured travel insurance, a stab vest and a witchdoctor’s blessing. You’ve attached bells to your children and handcuffs to your valuables. You’ve bought malaria pills, sunblock, insect, lion and AIDS repellent. You’re...

Cricket fever in the Caribbean

With the 2010 ICC World Cup Twenty20 (T20) just around the corner, a lot of expectation lies on the shoulders of the Proteas to do well. With Barbados, St Lucia and Guyana all hosting games, this will be the third edition of the tournament and runs from the 30th April...

Brand South Africa

With a lot of attention being cast our way of late, it’s worth making a big song and diski dance about. 27 April 2010, 16 years since the first democratic election, is Freedom Day and that’s as good an opportunity to pimp off South Africa as any other. And we...

Greenpeace on climate issues and conferences

SA PROMO speaks to South African Kumi Naidoo, the new Greenpeace International Executive Director, about how Greenpeace selects projects to tackle and the role it plays at international climate conferences such as the Climate Summit in Copenhagen in December 2009. This event was the 15th annual Conference of Parties (COP15)....

Bulls march on to top of table

Website  www.supersport.com The old Toyota advert that things just keep going right would have been the perfect jingle for the Vodacom Bulls on Saturday, as they returned to the top of the Super 14 log with an impressive 50-35 over the Highlanders at Loftus Versfeld.

Cape Town’s spectacular cycle tour

outh Africa's Cape Argus Pick n Pay Cycle Tour, the world's largest individually timed cycle race – and the first event outside Europe to be included in the International Cycling Union's Golden Bike Series – sees over 35,000 cyclists tackling a 109km route around Cape Town that is as spectacular...

Leading Greenpeace SA style

Website www.greenpeace.org As Greenpeace surges into this new decade at a time when climate change is critical, with it comes a new leader. Kumi Naidoo, Oxford educated and from Durban, is the first South African to hold the International Executive Director role in Greenpeace. Appointed in November last year, Kumi...

Is the grass greener?

It has long been common for South Africans to move overseas and explore the world. The reasons for leaving South Africa vary, from the desire for international work experience, earning foreign income and being able to travel, to the reality of leaving to escape unsavoury aspects of South Africa or...

USA Sevens Rugby in Las Vegas

Website www.usasevens.com The USA Sevens Rugby Tournament and Fan Festival will be in Las Vegas for the first time on 13-14 February 2010 at Sam Boyd Stadium. Sixteen teams from around the world, including South Africa, will participate in the rugby tournament and several amateur teams from around the US...

Let the last Super 14 begin

For all the starved rugby supporters, the start of the last Super 14 is soon upon us. As of next year it will be the Super 15 as the Melbourne Rebels join the cause! Last year's champions, the Blue Bulls (two titles), are set to be combined favourites with the...

SA Surfers are up!

The Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) World Championship Tour (WCT) and World Qualifying Series (WQS) has just come to an end, but before we can say ‘coooooooking waves’, the first two events of 2010 have already started. In January it will be the O’Neill Sebastian Inlet Pro (WQS) in Florida,...

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