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circumnavigates the globe

 

South African yachtsman Ralf Dominick has added his name to a prestigious list of only 150 people who have sailed through the Northwest Passage, one of the world’s most severe maritime challenges.

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VICTORIOUS RETURN: Ralf Dominick on his yacht, Imvubu, -in zulu meaning hippopotamus

in the Durban Harbour after an almost three-year sailing trip from South Africa through the North-west Passage and back    - 75,000 km  -    46,602.8 miles

His 75 000km voyage of almost three years, circumnavigating the globe, started in February 2010 on board the 53-foot yacht Imvubu. - See more at: http://www.sapeople.com/2013/02/06/sa-sailor-tackles-arctic-seas/#sthash.Hvuqnmcg.dpuf

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1910  to  1920 -

early flying in south africa

 

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On 27 December 1911 the first airmail was carried by Bok Driver in his Bleriot monoplane

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. He travelled between Kenilworth Race Course     in Cape Town

and Oldham's field near Muizenberg

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a distance of approximately eight miles (almost 13 km.), The flying time was seven and a half minutes.

 IN 2011 THE

100 year anniversary of the 1st airmail delivery

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ESSENTIAL GUIDE

TAXIDERMY HEROIC ANIMALS

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SERGEANT STUBBY, Washington, DC

CHER AMI, Washington, DC

BARRY THE SAINT BERNARD, Bern, Switzerland

COMANCHE THE HORSE, Lawrence, Kansas

HACHIKO THE LOYAL DOG, Tokyo, Japan

HUBERTA THE HIPPO, King William's Town, South Africa

OWNEY THE POSTAL DOG, Washington, DC

BELKA AND STRELKA THE SPACE DOGS, Moscow, Russia

PHAR LAP THE RACEHORSE, Melbourne, Australia

BALTO THE SLED DOG, Cleveland, Ohio

 

 

HUBERTA THE HIPPO

HUBERTA  THE HIPPO
King William's Town, South Africa

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   Amathole Museum, formerly the Kaffrarian Museum

, in King William's Town, Eastern Cape province of South Africa,  

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In April 1999, she was moved for the first time in 67 years to be displayed at SciFest99 (a science festival) for 7 days, attracting 5000 to 8000 visitors

 

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WORLDS BEST FAST FOOD RESTAURENTS

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NUMBER # 4   SOUTH AFRICA  -    NANDO;S

 

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Horse racing in South Africa

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 The history of horse breeding in South Africa began shortly after the arrival in 1652, of the Dutch explorer Jan van Riebeeck, who imported horses from as far afield as Java, South America and Persia. But it was not until 1792 that the first horses deemed thoroughbreds were imported

Horse racing is a popular sport in south africa that can be traced back to 1797. The first recorded race club meeting took place five years later in 1802.

The national horse racing body is known as the National horseracing authority  and was founded in 1882. The premier event, which attracts 50,000 people to Durban, is the durban july handicap which has been run since 1897 at greyville racecourse . It is the largest and most prestigious event on the continent, with betting running into the hundreds of millions of Rands.

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The 1,000 kilometre long Mongol Derby of 2011 was won by just two minutes after a 10 day ride across the vast Mongolian steppe on semi-wild horses.

South African rider Craig Egberink claimed the victory even after losing all his kit and equipment just 48 hours into the event.

- See more at: http://www.travelwireasia.com/2011/08/worlds-longest-horse-race-comes-to-nail-biting-finish/#sthash.Jj20W4e3.dpuf

The 1,000 kilometre long Mongol Derby of 2011 was won by just two minutes after a 10 day ride across the vast Mongolian steppe on semi-wild horses.

South African rider Craig Egberink claimed the victory even after losing all his kit and equipment just 48 hours into the event.

- See more at: http://www.travelwireasia.com/2011/08/worlds-longest-horse-race-comes-to-nail-biting-finish/#sthash.Jj20W4e3.dclick here

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South African dairy farmer and endurance rider

Craig Egberink

wins the MONGOLIAN   DERBY

the world’s longest and toughest horse race,  

the 1000km long derby of 2011 was won by just 2 minutes after a 10 day ride

across the vast mongolian steppe -

On occasion of the 2220th anniversary of the first Mongolian Statehood--Hun Empire, the 805th anniversary of the Great Mongol Empire, the 100th anniversary of the Revolution of National Freedom, the 90th anniversary of the People's Revolution, the 50th anniversary of joining of Mongolia to the United Nations, and the National Great Festival--Naadam, the horse-race tournaments took place July 10-13 in "Khui Doloon Khudag" horse-race arena

 

In August 2011, the third edition of the Mongol Derby, the world’s longest and toughest horse race, thundered through 1000km of pristine Mongolia, catapulting (at times literally) another 23 riders into the Adventurists Hall of Fame, and with any luck, the Guinness World Record books.

 Each rider will be equipped with an emergency satellite-tracking device.

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Race overview:
The Mongol Derby was won by South African dairy farmer and endurance rider Craig Egberink

The 1,000 kilometre long Mongol Derby of 2011

thew 1000km long derby of 2011 was won by just 2 minutes after a 10 day ride

across the vast mongolian steppe -

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The 1,000 kilometre long Mongol Derby of 2011 was won by just two minutes after a 10 day ride across the vast Mongolian steppe on semi-wild horses.

South African rider Craig Egberink claimed the victory even after losing all his kit and equipment just 48 hours into the event.

- See more at: http://www.travelwireasia.com/2011/08/worlds-longest-horse-race-comes-to-nail-biting-finish/#sthash.Jj20W4e3.dpuf

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The 1,000 kilometre long Mongol Derby of 2011 was won by just two minutes after a 10 day ride across the vast Mongolian steppe on semi-wild horses.

South African rider Craig Egberink claimed the victory even after losing all his kit and equipment just 48 hours into the event.

- See more at: http://www.travelwireasia.com/2011/08/worlds-longest-horse-race-comes-to-nail-biting-finish/#sthash.Jj20W4e3.dpuf

The 1,000 kilometre long Mongol Derby of 2011 was won by just two minutes after a 10 day ride across the vast Mongolian steppe on semi-wild horses.

South African rider Craig Egberink claimed the victory even after losing all his kit and equipment just 48 hours into the event.

- See more at: http://www.travelwireasia.com/2011/08/worlds-longest-horse-race-comes-to-nail-biting-finish/#sthash.Jj20W4e3.dpuf

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 meet the riders of 2011 race    click here

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 Mongol Derby the adventurists                   click here

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Daryl Impey,

 

Tour de France--  has first South African  Daryl became the first South African  to wear the leader’s jersey

in the race’s 110-year history

 

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Daryl Impey -  born 6 December 1984 in    JOHANNESBURG   South Africa 

Tour de France

 
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South Africa

submarine achieves world first

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The SAS Manthatisi has become the first naval submarine in the world to be brought into a new class by the International Classification Society,

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SA submarine outwits Nato force

 

A lone South African submarine has left some North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (Nato) commanders with red faces as it "sank" all the ships of the Nato Maritime Group engaged in exercises with the SA Navy off the Cape Coast.

 

The S101 - or the SAS Manthatisi - not only evaded detection by a joint Nato and SA Navy search party, consisting of several ships combing the search area with radar and sonar; it also sank all the ships taking part in the fleet.

 

 

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Tiyo Soga – 1829-1871

 

Tiyo Soga (1829 – 12 August 1871) was a South African journalist, minister   translator  -missionary - and composer of hyms,

Tiyo Soga was the most famous pupil of the Lovedale missionaries.

On a visit to Scotland in 1857,

he became the first black South African

to be ordained in an established church.

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Tiyo Soga memorial in Centane in the Eastern Cape,

 

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 NEW DISCORY IN SOUTH AFRICA  2013

 

Traces of Nazca Lines and Crop Circles discovered in area Verneukpan, South Africa 2013

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