Posts – Events

Durban July 2014: The fashion, the field and the fun

The 2014 Vodacom Durban July takes place at Greyville Racecourse on Saturday 5 July. The theme for this year’s event is ‘The Big Screen’, and this gives pundits the chance to upstage the many celebrities who will be attending the event.

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Enjoy a night of stargazing at Maropeng

Did you know that Mars’ sky is pink, that the Evening Star is actually a planet, or that Jupiter has over 60 moons?

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Comrades Marathon 2014: results and pictures

  • 01 June 2014 by Tara Turkington and Stuart Buchanan

The Comrades Marathon started as a tribute to the South African soldiers who lost their lives during World War I. Since then, it has become a South African long-distance running race of legend and its popularity as an ultra-marathon has spread around the world.

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​Pink tourism in South Africa

  • 29 May 2014 by Daphney Mngomeni

Pink tourism is a niche tourism market aimed at lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender travellers.

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Business tourism boom in South Africa

  • 25 May 2014 by Daphney Mngomeni

Business tourism to South Africa is booming, a testament to our first-class infrastructure and conferencing facilities.

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The Purple Shall Govern

Mary Sibande’s exhibition, The Purple Shall Govern, is on at the Standard Bank Gallery until 7 June. In this interview, Sibande gives insight into her alter ego, ‘Sophie’, through which she explores issues of identity, rebirth and belonging.

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Worldwide Instameet takes place in South Africa

  • 20 May 2014 by Stuart Buchanan

Here is a selection of pictures from Saturday’s Worldwide Instameet walks around South Africa.

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South Africans – the 'friendliest people in the world'

When it comes to welcoming visitors, South Africans are super-friendly. This is the word from Helena Egan, and she should know. She works for travel website TripAdvisor and has travelled all over the world.

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Good times and fine wines at the Winter Sculpture Fair

The Winter Sculpture Fair, organised by Artlogic, took place at the Nirox Sculpture Park in Gauteng on 10 and 11 May 2014.

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Sand, sunsets and saying 'I do' – beach weddings in South Africa

  • 13 May 2014 by Christine Marot

While beach-wedding pioneers were typically barefoot, white cotton-clad couples tying the knot at their favourite surf spot, contemporary beach weddings are more sophisticated, with crystal, silver, white linen and all the trimmings one might expect of a top-class hotel – on the beach.

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