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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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April 10, 2017
Runners have one week left to be part of the 2017 Comrades Marathon on Sunday, 4 June. The Comrades Marathon Association (CMA) has announced that the final week for its Substitution process is upon us. The process opened more than three weeks ago and runs until Friday, 14 April 2017. The Substitution Process allows for a runner who has not entered the race to substitute an entrant who has withdrawn,……
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April 10, 2017
With less than two months to go to the 92nd Comrades Marathon, the Comrades Marathon Association’s (CMA) Medical Convenor, Dr Jeremy Boulter has detailed the medical facilities that will be implemented for race day, Sunday – 4 June 2017. Boulter has stressed that although the following medical facilities will be provided by the CMA, runners can do their part to prevent themselves from ending up in a situation where they……
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April 5, 2017
Five passionate Comrades Marathon runners are aiming for their 40th Comrades finish at this year’s 92nd Comrades Marathon on Sunday, 4 June 2017. They are: Mike Cowling Wietsche van der Westhuizen Johann van Eeden Boysie van Staden Shaun Wood Three of these outstanding athletes will be embarking upon their 40th consecutive Comrades race, namely Mike, Wietsche and Shaun.  Achieving Comrades Quadruple Green Number status is no mean feat, with only……
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March 31, 2017   |  Trophy Wine Show
By Michael Fridjhon, Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show Chairman. First published in Business Day The international Prosecco boom was only easy to predict in retrospect: while it was happening it appeared to be something of a five-minute wonder, with most commentators expecting it to run out of fizz as suddenly as it appeared on the scene. However, now that the category has become large enough in its own right to……
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March 29, 2017
All last year’s winners in the Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon have confirmed they will be back to defend their titles in the 48th running of the event on Easter Saturday 15 April in the Mother City. Zimbabwean athlete Mike Fokoroni of Nedbank Running Club, who took the men’s Ultra Marathon title in 2016 in a time of 3:13:33, is planning to make it two wins in a row.  He……
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