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Welcome to Do Great Things

For more than 167 years, Old Mutual has contributed to social development in South Africa by investing in local initiatives such as sporting events, education, arts and culture. The knowledge and experience gained from partnering with community groups and organisations on some of South Africa’s leading events has resulted in wisdom, and wisdom shared inspires others to do great things.

With this in mind, Old Mutual has developed a community platform for users to interact with and find useful information about the various events that are sponsored by Old Mutual, covering various interests including music, running, education, wine and social responsibility.

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May 28, 2015   |  Running
This is the real start of ComradesMarathon the opening of the Expo... the collection of your number, the vast excitement of hundreds of salesmen and women offering you all sorts of magic remedies, snake oil, shoes, socks, and boosters that will make you faster, younger, more handsome and yes able to complete Comrade 90th edition with less pain and a higher position....... Actually NONE of that can help you now!!!……
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May 27, 2015   |  Music
Large and standard choirs from South Africa, Lesotho, Botswana, Zimbabwe and Swaziland have until April 30 to audition for a spot in this year’s Old Mutual National Choir Festival (NCF), now in its 38th year.. To be considered for this year’s competition, choirs are required to record two pieces, one Western and one African. One piece can be sung acapella and the other accompanied. “The search is on for Southern……
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May 27, 2015   |  Trophy Wine Show
The results of the 2015 OMTWS were released at a function held at the Mount Nelson in Cape Town on 27th May. They show the growing strength of the country's red wines – both Trophy and Gold Medals were pretty evenly distributed between dry white and dry red classes – though in the Silver medal classes, whites continue to dominate. Just the same, the vast majority of this year’s Trophy……
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May 27, 2015
Wine is not an elitist drink. It is for every one. So don’t be afraid to ask questions, learn more, and try different and new types and varieties of wine. These are lessons, Nkulu Mkhwanazi tries to teach people as a wine educator. Nkulu is a judge of the 2015 Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show. Brad Brown caught up with him once again, on the following edition of the Old……
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May 27, 2015
Battling with your ITB in the build up to the Comrades Marathon? Is it phantom niggles or the real deal? On this edition of the Old Mutual Live Running podcast, Brad Brown is joined by physiotherapist, Richard Feher. Richard not only gets to the heart of ITB but also gives you stretching and race day tips that may allow you to come through the race without race ending ITB pain.……
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