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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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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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March 28, 2017
To ensure that the Ultimate Human Race is an inclusive event, major sponsor Old Mutual will be sponsoring the Old Mutual Comrades Underprivileged Runners Project over the Comrades weekend. The project has been a part of the world’s greatest footrace for the past 16 years. Comrades Marathon Association (CMA) General Manager, Chris Fisher says, “This has been a project very close to the heart of the CMA. Through this initiative,……
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March 24, 2017   |  Trophy Wine Show
By Michael Fridjhon, Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show Chairman. First published in Business Day It's not a secret that South Africa's white wines enjoy a better reputation abroad than our reds. Some of this international appeal no doubt lies in their restraint, a feature which offers a better “fit” in terms of old world styles. The fact that they achieve optimum ripeness at alcohol levels which are lower than their……
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March 17, 2017   |  Trophy Wine Show
By Michael Fridjhon, Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show Chairman. First published in Business Day Wine fashions change over the years: once acceptable flavour profiles no longer appeal in some markets – or at least in some price categories. Chief among these is the “dusty,” “green” or “herbal” notes typical of Cabernet (Sauvignon and Franc), but also present in several other varieties from cooler climates. There's a fine line between just……
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March 15, 2017
As Sunday, 4 June 2017 looms closer, the Comrades Marathon Association (CMA) has called on runners who were unable to enter the 2017 Comrades Marathon during the official entry period (1 September – 30 November 2016) to use the opportunity to still be part of this year’s up-run through the Substitution process. Today is the second day of the month long Substitution process which runs until Friday, 14 April 2017.……
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