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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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August 1, 2012   |  Running
Bladed runner Oscar Pistorius could be the danger man in the 4 x 400 relay, which will be held towards the end of the games. The IAAF has relaxed their requirement of the 2011 World Championships in Daegu, requiring the double-amputee to start off the four-lap relay. Pistorius is a notoriously slow starter , which was one of the key principles used in the CAS judgment that the runner did……
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August 1, 2012   |  Running
Chad le Clos secured his fourth final of the games only 24 hours after winning the Gold in the 200m Butterfly in a new African record time on Tuesday night. Delayed by the doping tests and the buzz of a sleepless night saw the Durban–based swimmer throw the switch to work mode on arriving at the pool for the second semi final. “When I arrive at the pool I make……
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August 1, 2012   |  Golf
A sunny day greeted the 64 finalists in the 7th Old Mutual International Pairs SA National Finals being held at the beautiful Zebula Country Lodge and Golf Estate in Limpopo. With very dry conditions and little wind paired with temperatures rising to the high twenties, the course while testing, was conducive to good scoring. Following a much needed practice round on Monday to settle some nerves, the players teed off……
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July 31, 2012   |  Running
Injury and illness used to be the biggest fear for competitors at the Olympics. Of course, those who played with their chemistry sets also had to come to terms with the potential of being caught. But now in those long, seemingly solitary moments that stretch to hours awaiting competition, or in those almost irrational emotion-filled moments after the ‘fight’ there is another danger – twitter! Well, not specifically twitter, but……
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July 31, 2012   |  Running
SA in Action - Day 4 (31st July) The provisional schedule for South African Olympians in action on Tuesday is: (All times are UK local. For South Africa, add one hour). Equestrian From 10.30am: Individual eventing (jumping qualifier), Alex Peternell From 2.30: Individual eventing (jumping final, if Peternell qualifies) Football (women)
 2.30pm: Group F, first round: Japan vs South Africa Hockey (women) 10.45: Group A, preliminary round: New Zealand vs South……
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