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/ 11 February 2007

Chinese leader wraps up tour of Africa

Chinese President Hu Jintao on Saturday headed home after completing a 12-day, eight-nation tour of Africa where he spread China’s largesse with gifts and grants and a series of trade deals. The visit to the Seychelles, which began on Friday, was the last stop in Hu’s trip, his third visit to Africa since taking office in 2003.

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/ 21 August 2006

SA swimmer strikes gold in Canada

Another two world records lit up the final night of the Pan Pacific Championships in Victoria, Canada on Sunday. But it was also a night in which Suzaan van Biljon bagged South Africa’s first gold medal of the competition. Michael Phelps was the first to break his own world mark, set in 2003, in the 200m individual medley after reaching the wall in 1:55,84.

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/ 20 August 2006

SA swimmers in fine form in Canada

South Africa’s Lyndon Ferns cruised through the heats of the 100m butterfly at the Pan Pacific Championships in Victoria, Canada, on Saturday morning. South Africa’s 800m silver medallist at these championships, Troyden Prinsloo, meanwhile, qualified for the 400m freestyle final.