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  South Africa's official gateway - investment, travel, country information - SouthAfrica.info
World football's governing body is pleased with progress to host the 2010 Fifa World Cup in South Africa, and has put to rest rumours of a "plan B" for the event.
Telecommunications is one of the fastest growing sectors of South Africa's economy, reflecting the rapid growth of mobile telephony in the country.
Red Bull South Africa has announced R350 000 in prize money for the 10-year anniversary edition of the Red Bull Big Wave Africa, one of the world's longest running and most respected big wave surfing competitions.
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  South Africa - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
South Africa is often referred to as The Rainbow Nation - a term coined by Archbishop Desmond Tutu and later elaborated upon by then-President Nelson Mandela as a metaphor to describe the country's newly-developing multicultural diversity in the wake of separatist Apartheidist ideology.
South Africa's most prevalent biome is grassland, particularly on the Highveld, where the plant cover is dominated by different grasses, low shrubs, and acacia trees, mainly camel-thorn and whitethorn.
South Africa is a middle-income country with an abundant supply of resources, well-developed financial, legal, communications, energy, and transport sectors, a stock exchange (the JSE Securities Exchange), that ranks among the 10 largest in the world, and a modern infrastructure supporting an efficient distribution of goods to major urban centres throughout the region.
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 South African Open - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The South African Open is one of the principal golf tournaments on the Sunshine Tour and since 1997 it has been co-sanctioned by the PGA European Tour.
It is one of the "National Opens" which receives special treatment from the Official World Golf Rankings, with the winner being guaranteed a minimum of 16 points regardless of the strength of the field.
It has been known by several sponsored names and is currently called the "South African Airways Open".
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/South_African_Open   (148 words)

 Dale Hayes - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Dale Hayes (born 1 July 1952) is a South African golfer.
He won more than a dozen events in South Africa, and was runner up on the South African Tour Order of Merit in 1974, 1975, 1976 and 1979.
In 1971 Hayes won the Spanish Open at the age of 18 years and 290 days, becoming the youngest winner on the European Tour, a record which still stands of as 2005.
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 Open Data Format Initiative: South African Open Source Proposal   (Site not responding. Last check: )
It's all quite reasonable and if you substitute "open data formats" for OSS it is a good example of how to phrase such things to indicate your intent without forcing a policy that is too inflexible.
It's an interesting idea and it's good to focus on open standards instead of open source, but it seems out of kilter with the cautious tone of the South African proposal (which makes no mention of a non-compliance fee).
The South African proposal, and Stanco's analysis, were discussed on slashdot [6/18/03].
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 South African Ministers open African office of Clinical Trials Partnership
South Africa's Minister of Health Dr. Manto Tshabalala-Msimang said "In our quest to improving health and contributing to the development of a healthy nation we recognize that strengthening our health system and ensuring that an environment is created that enables research capacity is crucial.
The EDCTP is a response to the appeal of African leaders contained in Abuja Declaration on HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria, and fits squarely in the NEPAD principles and objectives.
This new Partnership aims to bring together African and European researchers to build clinical trial capacity to test the necessary interventions — drugs, vaccines and microbicides — to give Africa the tools to treat those who are sick and prevent the further spread of these diseases.
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 South African literature - SouthAfrica.info
The first fictional works to emerge from South Africa were produced by immigrants who often felt alienated from the South African landscape - at the same time as they were fascinated by its often harsh beauty.
This is especially true of the writers of adventure-type stories, in which colonial heroes are romanticised and the role of fl South Africans was reduced to that of enemy or servant.
But with more and more South African struggle biographies filling the shelves, they are leaving behind a considerable legacy in print.
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 South African police open fire on residents
During the struggle against apartheid, residents of townships in the Johannesburg area -- African and coloured -- boycotted rent, rates and service fees in protest at the illegitimacy of the apartheid-sponsored local government authorities and against the lousy quality of their housing and services.
Residents of formerly African townships have had their debts wiped and are being charged a flat services fee of 45 rand (A$10) a month, whereas townships such as Eldorado Park and Westbury continue to be charged according the amount of water and electricity used.
This perception is being actively fuelled by the ruling-class press, opportunists and demagogues in the coloured community and political forces, such as the National Party, keen to break the unity of the oppressed.
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 South African Open
Local player Darren Fichardt moved into a one-stroke lead in the South African Open on Saturday as early season rustiness continued to plague the pre-tournament favourites.
Fichardt, joint leader overnight, hit a five-under par 67 which included five birdies, one eagle and two dropped shots to lead on 202 from fellow South African Des Terblanche by one stroke.
South African Retief Goosen, who finished fifth on the European Tour moneylist last year, was best placed of the big names on 207 after a five-under 67.
www.golftoday.co.uk /tours/2000/saopen/round3report.html   (379 words)

 Boston.com / Sports / Golf / Moore leads at South African Open   (Site not responding. Last check: )
South African Titch Moore shot a 2-under 70 on Friday to take a two-stroke lead halfway through the South African Open.
Frenchman Gregory Havret and the South African pair of Andrew McLardy and Louis Oosthuizen each shot 69s and are tied with Vaughan.
Defending champion Trevor Immelman of South Africa shot a 1-over 73 to sink to tie for 28th, eight shots off the pace.
www.boston.com /sports/golf/articles/2005/01/21/moore_hangs_on_in_south_african_open?mode=PF   (330 words)

 Goosen leads Els at South African Open - Boston.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Retief Goosen shot a 4-under 69 Saturday to lead fellow South African Ernie Els by three strokes after the third round of the South African Open.
GEORGE, South Africa --Retief Goosen shot a 4-under 69 Saturday to lead fellow South African Ernie Els by three strokes after the third round of the South African Open.
The Englishman is tied for third with South Africa's Darren Fichardt.
www.boston.com /sports/golf/articles/2005/12/17/fisher_takes_five_shot_lead_in_safrica   (150 words)

 Clark runs away with South African Open   (Site not responding. Last check: )
DURBAN, South Africa -- Tim Clark of South Africa delivered on his promise of the third day as he cruised to an effortless six-shot victory at the South African Open golf tournament on Sunday.
Clarke came within a single shot of a 66 too, but a bogey on the 480-yard par four 11th -- the longest par four on the course -- meant he was unable to challenge for a share of second.
South Africa's Titch Moore, who lead from round one through three, fell away with a final round 74 -- his worst score of the tournament -- as his difficulties in finding the fairways off the tees continued.
www.golf.com /gdc/news/article.asp?id=29878   (556 words)

 South African Open - Rightclub - Latest Golf Tournaments
The South African Open title means a lot to me, or to any South African golfer and to have my name on that trophy twice is something I’m very proud of,” he said.
In many ways, Durban Country Club is the spiritual home of the South African Open, and this week will see it play host for the 16th time, more than any other venue in the tournament's rich history.
It was first played there in 1924, two years after the course was opened, and its Champions' Roll of Honour reads like a Who's Who of Golf, including luminaries such as Bob Charles, Locke and Player, whose 13 wins between 1956 and 1981 remains, by some margin, the tournament record.
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 ABC Sport - Golf - Hansen, Lile share South African Open lead, Rumford slips   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The highlight of his round was sinking a 60-foot putt for an eagle three at the third and low point a double-bogey seven at the 16th after his tee shot strayed out of bounds.
Scot Alastair Forsyth and South African Nico van Rensburg, who shared the overnight lead with Lile, slipped to 74 and 75 respectively in the second oldest Open championship after the British.
The round of the day came from 2003 Young South African Golfer of the Year Charl Schwartzel, although his nine-birdie 65 was produced before the wind turned nasty.
www.abc.net.au /sport/content/s1027287.htm   (579 words)

 CNNSI.com - Golf Plus - Qualifier Clark captures South African Open - Sunday January 13, 2002 12:33 PM
Four shots further back were England's Jonathan Lomas (69) and South African James Kingston (68), while U.S. Open champion Retief Goosen (70) finished tied for fifth with Welshman David Park (64), England's Simon Dyson (67) and Scotland's Alastair Forsyth.
Ernie Els's bid for a fourth South African Open title was derailed as early as the first by a three-putt bogey, Els eventually shooting a 69 to finish tied for 13th on 9 under par.
Webster, who was beaten in a playoff for the Madrid Open by Goosen last year, was happy to concede that he had lost to the better player.
sportsillustrated.cnn.com /golf/news/2002/01/13/safrican_open   (560 words)

 Clark and Fisher share the lead on a tough first day at the South African Open
GEORGE, South Africa (PA) -- Englishman Ross Fisher and South African Tim Clark posted 5-under-par 68s Thursday to tie the course record and move into the first-round lead at the South African Airways Open.
The group at 76 included PGA Tour regular Tjaart Van der Walt of South Africa, Neil Cheetham of England, Joakim Haeggman of Sweden, and South Africans Desmond Terblanche and Louis Oosthuizen.
Trevor Immelman and Hennie Otto of South African were in at 77, while Americans Andy Matthews and Michael Kirk finished at 78 along with David Carter and Graeme Storm of England and Stephen Scahill of New Zealand.
www.pga.com /news/tours/european/saa121505.cfm?rss   (833 words)

 The Golf Channel - Bell’s Ring for South African Open - December 16, 2001   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The S.A. Open - second only to the British Open – will resume its position as the top event in professional golf on the Sunshine Tour and is scheduled to be played in Durban Jan 10-13, 2002.
The Bell’s S.A. Open is the first event on the Sunshine Tour to qualify for flagship recognition from the Official World Golf Ranking body and ranks equally with Europe's PGA Championship as well as the Australia and Japanese Open.
President of the South African Golf Association Peter Morris said: “Our thanks go to Bell’s for underwriting the title sponsorship, and who, with the other co-sponsors, are enabling us to continue the tradition of the South African Open Championship.
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 ESPN.com - Golf Online - Otto leads with round of 65
EAST LONDON, South Africa -- Hennie Otto put his club-snapping days behind him and shot a 65 Thursday to lead the South African Open by a stroke.
The most significant mover of Friday morning was South African Roger Wessels, who joined Switzerland's Paolo Quirici and Britons Greg Owen and Bradley Dredge on five under.
Darren Clarke, the highest ranked player in the field, opened with a disappointing fiv5-over 77 that included a second nine of 42 and an 8 at the par-5 third.
espn.go.com /golfonline/tours/s/2001/0125/1039242.html   (388 words)

 South African Open 2000
Sweden's Mathias Gronberg won a four-way dog-fight with a birdie on the final hole to become the sixth foreigner to win the South African Open on Sunday.
South Africa's Fichardt nearly forced a play-off when he narrowly missed an eagle with a 90-metre chip, but still managed a birdie to take a share of the runners-up spot.
The early pace was set by young South African Tjaart van der Walt, who hit a six-under par 66 that included six birdies with one drop.
www.golftoday.co.uk /tours/2000/saopen/round4report.html   (348 words)

 sport.iafrica.com | golf | news Els, Goosen top SAA Open field
The second oldest national Open in golf, co-sanctioned by the Sunshine Tour and the European Tour, will be played at The Links at Fancourt in George from December 15 -18 and will feature an increased purse of €1-million, making it South Africa's highest purse for a strokeplay event.
"South African Airways is thrilled to have four of South Africa's finest golfers confirmed for their National Open," said South African Airways President and CEO, Khaya Ngqula.
South African Airways would also like to acknowledge the support of various partners and suppliers including Telkom Business, SAP and BMW South Africa whose involvement and contribution is invaluable to the success of the Championship.
sport.iafrica.com /golf/news/486830.htm   (948 words)

 PGATOUR.com - Clark wins South African Open
DURBAN, South Africa -- Tim Clark of South Africa delivered on his promise of the third day as he cruised to an effortless six-shot victory at the South African Open on Sunday.
Clarke came within a single shot of a 66 too, but a bogey on the 480-yard par-4 11th -- the longest par 4 on the course -- meant he was unable to challenge for a share of second.
South Africa's Titch Moore, who lead from round one through three, fell away with a final round 74 as his difficulties in finding the fairways off the tees continued.
www.golfweb.com /story/8127115   (490 words)

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 GOLFONLINE, From the Editors of GOLF MAGAZINE   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Durban, South Africa (Sports Network) - South Africa's Titch Moore carded a two-under 70 on Friday to move to nine-under-par 135 and open a two-shot lead over fellow countrymen Tjaart van der Walt and Hendrik Buhrmann at the halfway point of the South African Airways Open.
The American joined South Africans Andrew McLardy and Louis Oosthuizen, and Gregory Havret of France at six-under-par 138.
Moore, whose best finish on the European Tour is a tie for ninth at this event last year, tried to follow Thursday's brilliant 65 with a solid start, but the difficult layout on the front side at Durban Country Club cost him three bogeys along with a single birdie at the par-four seventh.
www.golfonline.com /golfonline/news/headlines/0,,news-tsn_20050121_121751,00.html   (516 words)

 MadJack Sports Forums - South African Airways Open   (Site not responding. Last check: )
With this event being the opening tournament of 2005 and being the only played in South Africa in this Southern Hemisphere leg, it should be important to side with home players.
Sterne may have caught the headlines by winning the Madrid Open in October and so saving his Tour Card, but he is not the bright young prospect that is Oosthuizen.
Schwartzel is another of South Africa's bright young prospects, but he has struggled with his consistency on the European Tour.
www.madjacksports.com /forum/printthread.php?t=176040   (979 words)

 Telegraph | Sport | South African Open: Webster settles for second   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The winner was South African Tim Clark whose 65 for a 19-under-par aggregate of 269 gave him victory by two from the Englishman who earned £57,500 yesterday and has now been a runner-up four times on the European Tour, but never a winner.
Webster, who is only 5ft 6in tall but is one of the longest hitters on the European Tour, lost in a playoff to United States Open champion Retief Goosen in the Madrid Open late last year.
Winning the South African Open carries with it a two-year exemption on the European Tour, a priceless asset for a professional on the make like Clark, as well as a spot in this year's Open at Muirfield.
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 Two-week South Africa swing begins with the South African Airways Open
SOMERSET WEST, South Africa (Sports Network) -- The European Tour resumes its 2004 season Thursday with back-to-back events in South Africa, as Trevor Immelman defends his title at the South African Airways Open.
This tournament, long known as the South African Open is co-sanctioned by the European and Southern Africa tours and dates back to 1893.
The European Tour moves to Johannesburg, South Africa, for the Dunhill Championship next week, where Mark Foster is the defending champion, in another event co-sanctioned by the European and Southern Africa tours.
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