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Welcome to Do Great Things

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 28, 2012   |  Running
“I’m not going to worry about times, it's a matter of running a good championship - -- sometimes it doesn't matter if you run good times or not, what matters is how you handle the championship,” said world 800m silver medalist, Caster Semenya, who became the country’s sixth flag bearer since the return to Olympic competition in Barcelona in 1992. “I’m honoured to have this opportunity. It’s now my responsibility……
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July 28, 2012   |  Running
Sometimes you can't relate the joke, or how good the occasion was. It’s one of those things – you just had to be there! It was the same last night when the sporting world was switched back to a time of fair play, sportsmanship and camaraderie. Hats off the Seb Coe, under his guidance the Olympics went green and came to the people. Ok, so not all the music appealed……
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July 27, 2012   |  Running
So it's finally arrived - the opening of the 30th Olympic Games.  The rehearsals are over and now it's the real thing. There is both excitement and tension in the air. A mail message from last night sees me  jumping undergrounds to the South African media centre in Kensington for an interview with our flag bearer Caster Semenya. Hopefully there will also be time for SA media to do something……
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July 26, 2012   |  Running
A second day in London – beginning to find my feet – literally ! Actually going to get a short run today but feeling a bit faint still from the travel and pace of things.  Perhaps need some more to drink as well as the heat here has been deceptive. The morning started with a media conference headed by Tubby Reddy and Patience Shikwambana, The Chef de Mission. It started……
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July 25, 2012   |  Running
Imagine a plane to London with only 80 or so passengers? With London expecting a mass invasion, one wonders if the scarcity of passengers on the national carrier has anything to do with the standard of management service?  It’s no wonder they are so expensive when they can't fill planes. I was hesitant of the arrival in Heathrow base following reports of long delays at customs and arrivals. Between the……
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