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Friday, February 26, 2010

George Lodge International in action

On Saturday 20 February 2010 two of George Lodge International staff members took on the challenge to push a wheelchair with a disabled person in for 10 km in George.

Entries came from all over not just from South Africa from countries like Canada, France and the United Kingdom.

Celebrities like Paul Rothmann and Dieter Voigt from Pasella, Melanie Du Bois from 7 De Laan(felicity) and a finalise in Mr South Africa 2010 Jeff Tsoutsos was among the people that pushes a wheelchair for 10 km.

It was a day full of fun for people with disabilities

Friday, February 12, 2010

George Dam Level

Here is a picture of George Dam

We here in George is in need of rain

Dam level 18%

Thursday, February 11, 2010

250 Ostriches DIED

At least 250 ostriches died of heat exposure in temperatures of more then 50 degrees Celsius in Oudtshoorn in the Klein Karoo.

Head Veterinarian and manager of research and development at the Klein Karoo International Farms Dr Adriaan Olivier said that "100 birds had died on one farm and other farms had suffered losses of between 30 and 70 birds" Adriaan Oliver also added "that ostriches were not able to cool down as the temperatures of the air was warmer then their body temperature of 38 degrees Celsius".

CEO of the SA Ostrich Chamber of Commerce Anton Kruger said that "its was usually birds between the ages of four and five months old an that ostriches of this age costs about R2300 per bird".

No insurance on ostriches that died from heat exposure.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Fires in Southern Cape

Firefighters are stilling trying to bringing fires under control in the Garden Route despite extra firefigthers (179) of Kwazulu Natal and Free State.

Fire at Haarlem near Uniondale is burning into the Titsikamma Mountains but at this stage the concern is that the fire will reach Keurbooms overnight.

The fire near Plettenberg Bay was bought under control.

Helicopters of SANDF (Oryx helicopter) and a helicopters of Work For Water are busy fighting the fire in the Southern Cape

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

World Corporate Golf Challenge coming to George

At the beginning of May Fancourt and Oubaai Golf Courses will be home to more then 150 amateur golfers from around the globe more then 20 countries will take part in this event. They will be taking part in the final of the prestigious World Corporate Golf Challenge. This event will attract the media and various sport marketing organisations TV channels such a "Sky"

This event was first held in England in 1993.

The current owners of this event Spaniards Jose Guerra and Alfonco Castro said "they had fallen in love with the Garden Route" According to Guerra "the hotels and golf courses in the area are of highest quality.

Eden District Municipality will contribute R300 000

Cape Tours Unlimited promised R300 000
Petro SA is a local sponsor for this event