Archives for July 2012

All eyes on Olympic opening ceremony

Pretoria - All eyes will be on the grand symbolic opening ceremony of the 2012 Olympic Games later this evening. … [Read more...]

Habitat for Humanity, Thank You

Habitat for Humanity’s reply to the hundreds of South Africans across the country who responded to their call to join them in their quest to build 67 houses across South Africa in their International Nelson Mandela Build last week – the … [Read more...]

Olivier records 3rd PB

Monday, 23 July 2012 – Andre Oliver recorded his third personal best in less than three months at the ninth leg of the Samsung Diamond League in Herculis, Monaco on 20 July 2012. Oliver competed in the men’s 800m against the best … [Read more...]

More tourists visit SA in 2012

Pretoria – Tourism Minister Marthinus van Schalkwyk says South Africa saw exceptional growth in tourist arrivals in the first quarter of 2012. Overall tourist arrivals to South Africa grew by an impressive 10.5 percent in the first … [Read more...]

SA proud of Ernie Els

Pretoria – President Jacob Zuma and Sport and Recreation Minister Fikile Mbalula have extended their congratulations to Ernie Els after winning the British Open 2012. “I extend my warmest congratulations to Mr Els for making our … [Read more...]

Semenya to carry SA flag at Olympics

Pretoria - Former world track champion Caster Semenya was chosen as Team South Africa's official flag bearer at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. … [Read more...]

France-SA Seasons to honour Nelson Mandela

Pretoria - The organisers of the France-South Africa Seasons 2012 & 2013 have joined forces with Mandela's family and Tour de France race organisers to honour Nelson Mandela on an international platform. … [Read more...]

Sascoc targets 12 medals at Olympics

Pretoria - The President of the South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (Sascoc), Gideon Sam, has set a target of 12 medals for Team SA at the upcoming 2012 London Olympic Games. … [Read more...]

Boucher ends South Africa career

South Africa wicketkeeper Mark Boucher has retired from international cricket after sustaining an eye injury during the tour of England. … [Read more...]

E-visas to grow tourism, create jobs

Pretoria - The introduction of e-visas will serve not only to grow tourism volumes but will also create new job opportunities, Tourism Minister Marthinus van Schalkwyk said on Sunday. “There are opportunities to accelerate the … [Read more...]