SPORTS

NEDBANK SENIOR CHALLENGE

01 Dec 2011 to 04 Dec 2011 Sports
OLD SCHOOL, CLASS ACTS, BIG MONEY - by Ursula Brown, Managing Editor, Cape Info SA.

Eight of the world’s top senior professionals to contest 2011 Nedbank Senior Challenge at Gary Player Country Club, Sun City, South Africa from 1 - 4 Dec 2011

The field for this event, played simultaneously to Nedbank Golf Challenge, features some of the most recognisable and biggest names in golf, and for serious enthusiasts of the game, it is hard to imagine a more intriguing contest.

Pictured here : Gary Player congratulates Jeff Sluman, winner Nedbank Snr Challenge 2010.
Photo courtesy : Patrick Allen, National Photographic Editor, Cape Info SA.

19th Commonwealth Games

03 Oct 2010 to 14 Oct 2010 Sports
2010 Commonwealth Games opened with spectacular opening ceremony - colourful pageant of song, dance and pyrotechnics. A three-hour collage was delivered flawlessly by a cast of thousands with some slick hi-tech wizardry in Bollywood style beneath the worlds largest helium balloon. Britain's Prince Charles read out a message from his mother Queen Elizabeth, head of the Commonwealth. The Prince paused before delivering the message which had travelled in the Queen's Baton relay from London on a 190,000-km journey through 71 nations and territories of the Commonwealth. President Patil gave her address to huge cheers from 60,000 crowd in the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium "The Commonwealth Games now really are open, let the Games begin."

2010 World Cup

11 Jun 2010 to 11 Jul 2010 Sports
2010 FIFA World Cup™ match schedule has been released. Cape Town’s new Green Point Stadium is scheduled to host eight games, including a semi-final. All but two of the Cape Town matches will take place at night (20:30 local time).2010 World Cup tickets went on sale in Feb 2009. Cheapest tickets cost R140.

2011 Comrades Marathon

29 May 2011 to 29 May 2011 Sports
Entries opened 1 Sept 2010 and close 30 Nov 2010 with only be one entry window period for all athletes to enter whether they are former Comrades runners or Novices. Entries will be limited to a maximum of 18000 and no extensions will be entered into.
Entry fees 2011 Comrades Marathon
• Local athletes (SA Citizens) R270.00
• Rest of Africa R500.00
• International US$180.00

Start: 05h30 in Durban - Finish: 17h30 Pietermaritzburg
Distance: 89km – 56 miles

31st Nedbank Golf Challenge 2011

01 Dec 2011 to 04 Dec 2011 Sports
Line-up announced for 31st Nedbank Golf Challenge - 1 - 4 Dec 2011 at Sun City. Tickets now on sale from Computicket.

• First two rounds - 1 and 2 Dec
• Final two rounds - 3 - 4 Dec 2011.
Tickets for adults include complimentary official program.

2011 Nedbank Golf Challenge Field

Luke Donald (England)
Lee Westwood (England)
Martin Kaymer (Germany)
Charl Schwartzel (South Africa)
Graeme McDowell (Northern Ireland)
Kim Kyung-Tae (South Korea)
Robert Karlsson (Sweden)
Simon Dyson (England)
Thomas Bjørn (Denmark)
Anders Hansen (Denmark)
Jason Dufner (United States)
Darren Clarke (Northern Ireland)

Tournament organisers are confident of again hosting a star-studded field as well as other special events that are guaranteed to thrill golf fans.

Pictured here : Lee Westwood, Winner, Nedbank Golf Challenge 2010.
Photo by Patrick Allen, National Photographic Editor, Cape Info SA.

Johannesburg International Motor Show

06 Oct 2011 to 16 Oct 2011 Sports, Roadshow, Expo
Johannesburg International Motor Show (known as Joburg Motor Show) single largest international automotive event in Southern Africa. Exhibition held once every two years runs in conjunction with two additional shows Auto Shop and Johannesburg Truck Show which collectively offer a complete representation of motor industry, serving Sub Saharan Africa and South Africa as host country. Johannesburg Expo Centre, Nasrec,

Nedbank Golf Challenge 2012

29 Nov 2012 to 02 Dec 2012 Sports
Champions and Challengers tee off at Sun City in both Nedbank Champions Challenge and Nedbank Golf Challenge with a 8 players in the former and 12 in the latter respectively. Nedbank Champions Challenge : 29 Nov - 1 Dec 2012. Nedbank Golf Challenge : 29 Nov - 2 Dec 2012.

Photo by Patrick Allen (National Photographic Editor)

Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon

23 Apr 2011 to 23 Apr 2011 Sports
PRIZE MONEY increased by 47%. Top male and female runners in 56km ultra event each take home R250 000 for their efforts. One of highest paying ultra events in the country and offers top runners incentive to focus on winning the event in 2011. Second and third place male and female runners each receive R125 000 and R65 000 respectively. Total prize money on offer for the event is just under R1.5-million. This prestigious race attracts over 27 000 participants from all over the world, as well as a running institution and real pacesetter on the road running calendar. It focuses on the runners themselves and the amazing stories they have to tell. Entries open Mon 1 Nov 2010 www.twooceansmarathon.org.za. Entries close 16 Mar 2011 or when 11 000 entry cut off for each distance is reached. Limited number of entry forms will be printed and available from end Nov 2010 at leading sports shops or on request from the race office.

South African Lipizzaners

09 May 2010 to 30 Apr 2014 Sports
South African Lipizzaners perform every Sunday morning 10.30am in their majestic indoor hall in Kyalami. The performance lasts 60mins. Refreshments and memorabilia are available before and after performance. Book through Computicket or at the door. Children under 3 free.