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Cape Town - Missing Out on Cruise Liner Business

Adonia Credits:

On the website -  an article, appeared to have been written by a passenger on a cruise liner said this

"Embarkation took place at the Eastern Mole of Table Bay Harbour (turn-off near the Royal Cape Yacht Club), which contrasted starkly with the previous embarkation point at the V&A Waterfront part of Cape Town harbour, in front of the Table Bay Hotel"


Durbanville - Just Kidding - Night of Laughter - July 2012

Just Kidding

Get ready for a good night of drink-in-hand laughter with some of Cape Towns funniest Comedians performing in Just Kidding on the 27th of July at Hillcrest Winery.

Three of Cape Towns funniest people join forces and bring you a combination of stylish entertainment, wit,... satire, confusion and good old fashion fun!

Combining the hilarious comedy talents of the popular Wayne Mckay,


Cape Town - Cruise Ships Important to Tourism

Costa Pacifica in Akureyri
Costa Pacifica in Akureyri Credits: Bridget Gillies

Some months back there were press reports that Alan Winde, the minister for Tourism in the Western Cape, was meeting with "Port Authorities" in Cape Town in an effort to get them to agree to the berthing of luxury passenger liners at the Victoria and Alfred Harbour rather than in Cape Town Harbour itself.
The main reason being that the tourists on board need to get into the "tourism friendly"


Kempton Park - PMSA Conference Lands Top Speaker - Sept 2012

Project Management South Africa have announced that they have secured John Thorpe as a keynote speaker at their annual conference from Monday 17th to Wednesday 19th September. 

Introducing John Thorpe, Arras People UK 


Vodacom Durban July Handicap Winner and Places 2012

Sea Cottage
Sea Cottage

The Winner of the Vodacom Durban July Handicap run at 16:25 this afternoon is:


Caledon - Attractions - Sheepdog Trials September 2012

Don - Penning Sheep
Don - Penning Sheep Credits:

The South African Sheep Dog Association is holding its major trials event in Caledon toward the end of September 2012. The SASDA National Sheepdog Trials are scheuled for 27th to 30th September.

The event starts on the Thursday where younger novice dogs compete to get through to the next round. On the Friday and Saturday more senior dogs compete, doing harder tasks


Clocolan - Red and Black Angus Cattle Auction 19th July 2012

Mequatling Angus are holding a large auction on Thusrday 19th July 2012 at 11:00 am

50 Medium frame bulls with :Butt, Body and Balance" will be offered as well as 80 Commercial Angus Cows (all 6 years old and all pregnant)

Mequatling pride themselves, and are indeed well known, for the quality animals produced on the farm.The many trophies won over the years


Wartburg - Kronsberg Annual Sussex Production Sale - 26th July 2012

The well known Kronsberg Sussex Operation at Fountainhill Estate will be holding their annual Production Auction on 26th July 2012 at 11:00am. Viewing of the offering will be on the 13th July between 09:00 and 17:00

The Sussex cattle that will come under the hammer of  auctioneer Brandon Leer (082-570-5863) include 


Parys - National Beefmaster Auction 11th July

A National Beefmaster Cattle auction takes place on 11th July in Parys at the Afridome. Aound 50 bulls and 65 heifers of various ages will come under the hammer of Optima Auctioneers.

For more details contact bennie Steenkamp at Optima on 082 328 4998 or the Beefmaster Offices on 056-807-2404

The auction will be handled by Optima Auctioneers



Durban - Vodacom Durban July Latest Betting Odds Wednesday 5th July 2012

Ilha Bela
Ilha Bela

For  betting on Saturday 7th July go to LATEST BETTING


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