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  • Run "The People's Race"The Soweto Marathon, also known as “The People’s Race” will be taking place on 6 November 2016 from FNB Stadium. Entries are now open.Enter Now
  • Take on iMfolozi!Entries for the 2016 iMfolozi Mountain Bike Challenge are open!Read More
  • SA's (Youth) Got Talent!Students from Magaliesburg, Gauteng will take part in a school's version of “South Africa’s got Talent” on the 3rd of September 2016.Read More
  • The Best of Choir FestivalsThe National Choir Festival Regional Championship will be taking place from 6 August through to 10 October 2016. Tickets to go on sale soon!Read More
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For more than 170 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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July 6, 2016   |  Social Responsibility
Camp I Am is an educational program, for children in grades 4-10, focusing on youth who live in under-resourced communities. It runs a school holiday program and supporting activities during the school year; with holiday camps in Orange Farm and Finetown in Johannesburg South. Camp I Am supports efforts to improve the educational outcomes by providing a variety of experiences for campers, and collaborates with the Department of Basic Education,……
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June 30, 2016   |  Music
International blues maestro Dan Patlansky and acclaimed artist Albert Frost will bring the party to the Durban Botanic Gardens on Sunday, 17 July when the blues meets rock as part of the popular Old Mutual Music at the Lake series. Whether you are into blues or rock, the experience is guaranteed to be a sizzling mix of electrifying world-class music, pleasant weather, sub-tropical flora and a great crowd. Dan Patlansky,……
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May 17, 2016   |  Running
Yesterday i pointed out the way OVER 95% of runners actually run on Comrades day - and it is clearly incorrect.... That is a massive number of people doing something incorrectly and so not surprisingly it is quite a FACT that is hard to believe or come to terms with... The key point is that any suggestion of "putting time in the bank by half way" is a GUARANTEE that……
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May 16, 2016   |  Running
Its only 13 days to Comrades 2016 Down run – So WHY would I want to open this post by highlighting the INCORRECT pacing strategy? It is said 13 is UNLUCKY – but LUCK has nothing to do with Pacing – DISCIPLINE and Common sense has! So today is about the FACTS! that lead to DEDUCTIONS and mistakes you do NOT need to make…… Why so many block capital words?……
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May 13, 2016   |  Running
The five second rule -- Comrades Planning – 16 days to go With only 16 days to go until the start of the 91st Comrades, its is the planning that should be grabbing your focus. No General goes into war without a plan, and no runner should step over the start on Sunday 29 Mary without a clear time and medal objective, and a strategy to achieve it. Previously we……
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