EASTERN CAPE, SOUTH AFRICA - The 21st edition of the SkyRun SA, powered by Salomon, through the remote Witteberg Mountain Range in the Eastern Cape lived up to its tag of ‘A hell of a run.’ Athletes braved winds, biting cold, and waist-high snow-covered mountains with very tricky terrain and severe up and down mountain climbs to complete what is considered the toughest Trail Run in South Africa. The event has three distances, the SkyRun Marathon - a 42km marked route with a 7-hour time cap; the SkyRun 65km and the SkyRun 100km are both self-support and self-navigation races across remote terrain at an average altitude of between 2200m . . .
Port Elizabeth, November, 22, 2017 - Mandela Day may have come and gone, but that doesn’t mean you can’t continue to volunteer your time throughout the year. According to research by Carnegie Mellon University, Volunteering is Good For Your Health. Results have shown that those who had volunteered a minimum of 200 hours within one year were less likely to develop high blood pressure than those who didn’t, possibly because volunteering increased physical activity. So if you’re looking to volunteer on a regular basis, but don’t know where to start looking or what’s out there, here is a list of organisations in and around Port Elizabeth, . . .
South African Filmmaker Invents New Documentary Storytelling Medium with 3D Technology 3D-Printed Art Installation, “WATERTIGHT”, Debuts This Week at Prestigious IDFA DocLab Amsterdam, Netherlands – (November 16, 2017) – WATERTIGHT is a 3D-scanned and 3D-printed specimen collection of New York City habitats and the individuals that reside alone within them. Created by South African filmmaker Caitlin Robinson and Israeli artist Ziv Schneider, the collection premieres this week at the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam - DocLab Competition for Immersive Non-Fiction. Today, more than a third of New Yorkers live alone. . . .
GAUTENG, MULDERDRIFT – Johannesburg local and South Africa’s top OCR competitor, Thomas van Tonder, takes a clean sweep of all twelve Beast Challenge Obstacle Course races in 2017, after taking the final gold medal at 12th Beast Elite OCR race over the weekend. The meet, which took place on Saturday, 11 November 2017, saw 140 athletes descended upon The Wedge 4x4 Trail in Muldersdrift for the final Beast Challenge obstacle course races (OCR) of the year. Along with 31 other competitors, Van Tonder took on the day’s toughest elite race - the 12km, 50-obstacle Savage Beast Race. Van Tonder once again showed why he is nicknamed . . .
When it comes to Solar Systems the consumer always had two choices: Grid Tie only which had to shut down during load shedding and failure of the grid Hybrid incorporating (mainly) battery back up which would seamlessly provide power to the home in the event of a grid failure. Obviously the difference between the two is in the cost of installation and the running cost over the life of a system with straight grid tie winning the cost race hands down. Almost all residential solar power grid tie inverters are designed to shut down for safety and technical reasons in case of the grid powering down. Now when one reads about Solar . . .