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China praises SA over Dalai Lama visa row

CHINA today thanked South Africa and praised its “correct position” for apparently denying a visa to Nobel Peace Prize winner and Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama.

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Colours of SA’s rainbow still not mixing together

LISTEN carefully to the South African conversation this week and you will realise that we are not this beautiful rainbow people that the lovely little archbishop would like us to believe we are. We are united in many ways. We carry a similar colour IDs, the same passports, love our meat and pap and generally like to donner each other when we have had one drink too many.

GOING GLOBAL: A group of young South Africans visited Brazil for World Youth Day, including several from East London

EL group joins youth pilgrimage to Brazil

THIRTEEN young men and women from East London joined three million Catholics at a World Youth Day pilgrimage in Brazil last month.

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Rage can be a beautiful rhythm

WITH South Africa experiencing destructive service delivery protests in recent times, it was encouraging for me to witness one that had more song and dance than violence to it in Molteno this week.

TIME OF THEIR LIVES: Best friends Cameron van der Burgh and Giulio Zorzi of South Africa celebrate after the 50m breaststroke final of the World Swimming Championships at the Sant Jordi arena last night in Barcelona, Spain. INSET: South Africa’s Chad le Clos bites his gold medal at the men’s 200m butterfly victory ceremony

On top of the world

Triple triumph for SA’S three medal winners CHAD Le Clos and Cameron van der Burgh gave SA a golden double at the world championships in Barcelona last night – but it was little-known Giulio Zorzi who added a perfect finish with an unexpected bronze medal.

Caster Semenya

IAAF refuses to grant Caster an exemption

DESPITE efforts by Athletics SA (ASA) to obtain an exemption, the 27-member team representing South Africa at next month’s IAAF World Championships in Moscow, will be missing Caster Semenya.

PINECO BEARS FRUIT: Lulama Mtya shows off his cooperative’s produce, which will be sent to a processing plant before being exported to various overseas markets, including the US and Europe

The sweet taste of success

Peddie farming project now producing 3 000 tons of pineapples WHAT was once a stretch of field overgrown with grass is now a thriving pineapple farming project that yields as much as 3 000 tons of produce per harvest.

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Picking up Pace for Open

SA golfer eyes St Andrews success IT MUST be something in the water in Mossel Bay, or perhaps it’s the air, but the small southern Cape town is remarkable in that it has churned out two world-class golfers in the past five years.

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