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2010-07-12 08:00:00

JOHANNESBURG, July 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Today in Johannesburg, a new international tourism campaign was launched: "Brazil is calling you! Celebrate life here. Brazil. Sensational!" It consists of television spots, print ads, social media programs and more, with the objective of inviting the world to visit the country before it becomes the host of major world sporting events. The goal is to excite, encourage and motivate travelers to take their business or leisure trips to Brazil. The...

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2010-07-08 07:30:00

Corrupt, lazy, ignorant and too cowardly to chase criminals - these are among some of the most negative terms to have been applied to the police in South Africa, particularly by their fellow citizens. What truth these perceptions hold and other problems faced by the South African Police Service (SAPS) is the subject of research by political scientist Darshan Vigneswaran from the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity in Göttingen. He worked with fellow...

2010-07-05 10:10:00

JOHANNESBURG, July 5, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Gold Fields Limited ("Gold Fields") (NYSE, JSE, DIFX: GFI) will publish its Q4 F2010 results on the company's website http://www.goldfields.co.za at 08:00 am SA time on Thursday, 5 August 2010. LIVE RESULTS PRESENTATION AND SIMULTANEOUS AUDIO AND VIDEO WEBCAST Management will host a results presentation at the time and venue listed below: Date: Thursday, 5 August 2010 Time: 09:45 for 10:00 Venue: Summer Place...

2010-06-29 05:54:00

JOHANNESBURG, June 29, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Gold Fields Limited (Gold Fields) (JSE, NYSE, NASDAQ Dubai: GFI) has announced that attributable Group production for Q4 F2010 is expected to be about 895koz, which is at the upper end of the guidance provided on 7 May, 2010. Total cash cost and notional cash expenditure (NCE) for Q4 F2010 are also expected to be within the guidance provided. All four regions performed well with overall attributable Group production...

2010-06-28 02:00:00

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, June 28 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited (NYSE: YGE) ("Yingli Green Energy" or the "Company"), a leading solar energy company and one of the world's largest vertically integrated photovoltaic manufacturers, which holds the brand "Yingli Solar," today announced that it will provide its expertise in solar energy to power "20 Centres for 2010", the official campaign of the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa(TM). This...

2010-06-25 19:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, June 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- There's more than one soccer team winning for the US in Johannesburg this week. A San Francisco youth soccer team is competing in a World Cup for schools from around the world. Ten boys and girls from the 5th and 6th grades at the French-American International School are representing the US on and off the soccer pitch. And they're on a winning streak. During the qualification stage, the San Francisco-USA team has won against Denmark,...

2010-06-22 10:46:00

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., June 22 /PRNewswire/ -- South African Airways Vacations has announced the dates for its once-a-year, popular "Planes, Trains & Safarimobiles" air-inclusive vacation package, which takes travelers on a classically luxurious tour of the best in South African safari and Cape Town. This fabulous annual package is scheduled for September 14-24, 2010 and SAA Vacations has been able to keep the per person price at last year's level of just $3,324*. This special...

2010-06-15 10:55:00

DUBAI, UAE, June 15, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The FIFA World Cup is stretching South Africa's ability to provide water and wastewater services to the thousands of people who have been temporarily added to its population in addition to the normal city dwellers. While football fever has gripped the country, it has taken months of readiness build-up for municipality officials. http://www.virtualpressoffice.com/eventsSubmenu.do?showId=957&fromShow Page=T (Due to the length of this...

2010-06-10 05:00:00

JOHANNESBURG, June 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Lemnis Lighting(TM), through its South African subsidiary Lemnis Lighting Africa, has been selected by the Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) in liaison with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), Department of Energy, Department of Tourism, Central Energy Fund, Eskom and the Local Organizing Committee, to be a key contributor in helping to offset the carbon emissions generated as a result of the FIFA 2010 World Cup. The DEA's...

2010-06-10 02:00:00

JOHANNESBURG, June 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Imagine the thrill of standing beside a football star, feeling the roar of the crowds in front of millions of fans - all before turning the age of eleven. From June 11 through July 11, the McDonald's Player Escort program will give 1,408 children, ages six to 10 from 47 countries, the chance to walk hand-in-hand onto the pitch with their football heroes at the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa(TM). It is just one way McDonald's supports children's...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.