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This News and Events section will keep you alerted to what's going on around the country, including major sporting events, conventions, exhibitions, agricultural shows, festivals and breaking travel related news.

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Robertson - Wacky Wine Weekend - June 2013

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The annual Wacky Wine Weekend has been scheduled for 6th to 9th June 2013. A full program of events will be released early next year. Over 16500 people attended the 2012 version of Wacky Wine Weekend so it's advisable to book accommodation early if you intend being part of the action. Read more...

Durban - Blue Lagoon Bridge partial collapse

The Bridge carrying the M4 highway over Umgeni River at Blue Lagoon in Durban is in the news again. This time as a result of the side of the bridge (south bound) has collapsed and fallen into the river. The inner South Bound lane appears to closed at time of writing. Apparantly the footbridge section has fallen away for reasons unknown at this time.


Durban - Vodacom July Handicap - Final Field - 2012

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Igugu - Winner 2011 Credits:

The Final Field for the 2012 running of the Vodacom Durban July Handicap on Saturday 7th July 2012 is as follows


An Open Letter to Riah Phiyega

Dear Mrs Phiyega

We have today experienced yet another farm murder. This time a defenceless 77 year old at 4am in the morning, on his farm near Baltimore in the Ellisras area. Utterly appalling and completely incomprehensible.

To make an already tragic event even worse than normal is the fact that the alarm was raised by American Tourists.


Kempton Park - PMSA Conference - September 2012

Project Management South Africa is holding its annual conference from Monday 17th to Wednesday 19th September. The professional organisation that looks after the interests of over 1500 professional project managers has chosen the theme "Next Generation Project Management" in an effort to ensure that this vital cog in the wheels of business is focussed on the future and adopts the latest thinking in the dynamics of project management.


Fashion at the Vodacom Durban July 2012

Lady In Red
Lady In Red Credits:

The fashion Theme this year at the Vodacom Durban July is designed with creativity in mind. The Canon Sponsored Theme goes as follows:-


Kirkwood - Absa Kirkwood Wildsfees - June 2012

Vinette Ebrahim
Vinette Ebrahim Credits:

The Kirkwood Absa Wildsfees takes place over the last weekend of June in the peaceful town of Kirkwood, in the eastern Cape.

One of the main cultural highlights of the Wildsfees will be the presentation of "My naam is Ellen Pakkies,’ a true story about a mother who killed her Tik-addicted son. This will be staged in the Eastern Cape for the first time ever.

Ellen Pakkies stars Vinette Ebrahim – also known as Charmaine Meintjies in 7de Laan,


De Aar - Paragliding School - Courses Available June

The Fly Deaar Paragliding School in De Aar regularly runs full paragliding training courses so that you can become a fully licensed glider. De Aar has become world famous as a paragliding centre because of the outstanding weather, clear skies and paragliding friendly townsfolk.


Hermanus - Whale watching Season - 2012

The Southern Right Whales have arrived in Walker Bay for the 2012 Winter season. Last Monday at least 22 whales were spotted from the air in the Walker bay from Gansbaai through to Hermanus.

You can enjoy whale watching from the famous cliff path of Hermanus with it's many view sites from Grotto beach through to the New Harbour.


Prince Albert - Swartberg Pass Closed For Maintenance - June July 2012

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The famous gravel road Swartberg Pass that connects Prince Albert to Oudtshoorn is closed from Mondays to Thursdays for essential maintenance. The Swartberg Pass is, however open over weekends to facilitate tourism in the area. While reconstruction is taking place motorists should exercise additional care.

The maintenance program will run for about 2 months starting on 4th June 2012.


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