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Sedgefield becomes Africa’s first ’slow town’

The Southern Cape town of Sedgefield has become Africa’s first “slow town.”

The international Cittaslow movement promotes quality living. It originated in Italy about ten years ago.

There are now nearly 100 Cittaslow towns worldwide in countries like Australia, Germany and Canada.

The SA Slowtown Movement’s André Gauche said the town’s population may not exceed 50,000.

“We have no heavy industry here, we look after the environment, we’ve got a very militant environmental side of our community that really looks after the environment,” he said

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On Friday 3 September 2010 the Proteas Cricket Team was 'treated' to a Trail Run in the Goukama Nature Reserve organized by the brother team Mark and John Collins of Magnetic South. The Team was divided in groups and had to use a gps and map to find waypoints along the way while facing some serious sand, long uphills and the odd snake threat.

In the interviews Graham Smith, Mark Boucher, Jacques Kallis and many of the other players said that Trail Running is one of the most exciting and challenging forms of getting that body and mind in shape.

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THE price of tomatoes and potatoes, which have already doubled this winter, could rise further in the coming months due to the impact of severe weather on crops, farmers’ union TAU SA said yesterday.

Limpopo had already experienced two cold fronts which caused a 100% income loss on tomatoes and a 50% income loss on potatoes, the union’s northern chairman Jan Viljoen said.

Other crops affected were bananas, with a 30% income loss, and pumpkins with a 50% loss. “Consumers can expect poor quality crops this season.”

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A breaching whale has crash-landed on a sailboat in Table Bay, narrowly missing the vessel’’s occupants and leaving in its wake bits of blubber and thick skin.

This picture shows the southern right whale seconds before its massive body landed on the coach roof of the boat, flattening the steel mast and bringing down the rigging before sliding back into the water and disappearing into the distance.

“It was quite scary,” said Paloma Werner, who had been out sailing with her boyfriend and business partner, Ralph Mothes, of the Cape Town Sailing Academy.

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STREEKSNUUS - Een van die studente van Skydive Oudtshoorn, me. Surene Bruwer is ernstig beseer nadat sy in ’n boom te lande gekom het tydens haar eerste valskermsprong.
Bruwer is ’n bemarker vir Roete 62 en is op Bonnievale woonagtig.

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Johannesburg – It will take another 10 days to repair the damaged parts of the Seacom data cable, lying nearly 5km deep off Africa's east coast.

The weather, the depth of the fault and the parts needed are all delaying the repair process, said Seacom. July 22 was the earliest date by which repairs could be completed.

The undersea cable has been out of operation since Monday July 5, and has been disrupting international internet operations.

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Our leftover medicines are spawning drug-resistant "bacterial monsters" that thrive inside sharks, scientists say.

The finding suggests antibiotics such as penicillin may be leaching into the environment and spurring drug-resistant bacteria to evolve and multiply in the oceans.

(See: "Drug-Resistant Bacteria Found in Wild Arctic Birds.")

"Bacteria have sex, basically. They can transfer genetic material," said study leader Mark Mitchell, professor of veterinary clinical medicine at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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Road closures due to snow

There are several road closures in the Western and Eastern Cape and sleet has been reported on the N3 between Mooi River and Nottingham Road. Travelers to the Drakensburg in the Eastern Cape should check the accessibility of road on their planned route before travelling.

Make sure that you have sufficient fuel in your car and a blanket or two in case of getting stuck at the roadside.

A list of the routes affected:

Snow on the Outeniqua
Snow on the Outeniqua
Snow on the Outeniqua
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Timberlake farm stall & organic food

Timberlake has launched a Soccer Art and Craft competition for the Garden Route.

What you have to do: 1 Create a Ball, of soccer ball size, out of any material.
2 Decorate the Ball with a Soccer theme.

Who can enter: Anybody on the Garden Route can enter and we encourage young artists to get involved.

Prizes will be awarded for: 1 Best overall Design;
2 Best Visual Impact;
3 Best Eco-Ball.

Timberlake farm stall & organic food - play area
Timberlake farm stall & organic food