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Very interesting. Didn't know that and have been in that church a few times in the past.

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Mafikeng?

 

No, further South still. It's at the source of a tributary of the Limpopo. I don't think I'm giving too much away if I say it's in close proximity to a few of your Earthcaches.

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Not the Lemon Squeezer church in Linden?

 

No, but the right Spruit (and city).

 

The Anglican church of St Mary's on the Limpopo is in the parish of Hillbrow, at the corner of Empire road and Louis Botha drive. Braamfontein Spruit rises from a fountain in Berea before flowing through Braamfontein, down into the northern suburbs and joining the Sand river, on to the Crocodile, which is one of two main tributaries of the Limpopo

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Not the Lemon Squeezer church in Linden?

 

No, but the right Spruit (and city).

 

The Anglican church of St Mary's on the Limpopo is in the parish of Hillbrow, at the corner of Empire road and Louis Botha drive. Braamfontein Spruit rises from a fountain in Berea before flowing through Braamfontein, down into the northern suburbs and joining the Sand river, on to the Crocodile, which is one of two main tributaries of the Limpopo

 

Over to you Carbon Hunter

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We had a lot more - and a few have been archived in Cape Town (actually outside of W Cape - only Nelspruit has one). So 9 is too high.

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Oh, didn't know I could use Geocaching.com. Checked on Project-GC which says that there are currently 7 virtuals in SA.

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Brixton tower ;)

 

How about Suikerbosrand?

 

Indeed- (no, not the tower :anitongue: )

Toringkop at Suikerbosrand is the highest point in the province, at 1913m.

 

Over to you

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Which was the first South African Geocaching person/team to reach 1000 finds (finds do not only have to be in South Africa)?

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CrystalFairy got their 1000 on the 10th of November 2007.

Tricky Vicky & Mickey got their 1000 on the 18th of May 2007.

 

This team got their 1000 in January 2007.

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A two part question:

 

1) What dates is the MEGA going to be held in Durban in a few weeks time?

2) Have you registered yet (the answer to this needs to be YES ;):P

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1.) The Mega will take place from 4 - 6 October 2014.

2.) Unfortunately NOT, as I live down here in the Cape. :sad:

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1.) The Mega will take place from 4 - 6 October 2014.

2.) Unfortunately NOT, as I live down here in the Cape. :sad:

 

All yours - but lots of Cape based cachers are coming up!

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The only street in the world to house two Nobel Peace prizewinners is in Soweto. Nelson Mandela and Archbishop Desmond Tutu both have houses on which street in Soweto.

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South Africa has no less than 4 Nobel Peace Prize Winners. How many NOBEL PRIZES in total have ever been won by South Africans?

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South Africa has no less than 4 Nobel Peace Prize Winners. How many NOBEL PRIZES in total have ever been won by South Africans?

 

I think it's:

 

1.Albert Luthuli - Peace

2.Desmond Tutu - Peace

3.Mandela & de Klerk (shared)- Peace

4.Nadine Gordimer - Literature

5.Sydney Brenner-Medicine or physiology

 

5 Awards, to six people?

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South Africa has no less than 4 Nobel Peace Prize Winners. How many NOBEL PRIZES in total have ever been won by South Africans?

 

I think it's:

 

1.Albert Luthuli - Peace

2.Desmond Tutu - Peace

3.Mandela & de Klerk (shared)- Peace

4.Nadine Gordimer - Literature

5.Sydney Brenner-Medicine or physiology

 

5 Awards, to six people?

 

JM Coetzee won just a few years back too - and I think there are one or two others - so I'll go with 10

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Close but no cigar!

I found it, without Google :)

9 South African born people have been awarded the Nobel prize, according to www.nobel.se , including one in 2013(!)

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Still not the number that I have! I have the names and the categories and years awarded.

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Some references state there are 10 South African Laurates. Below is the list that I have with the years as well.

 

Carbon Hunter was either side so I guess he can ask the next question.

 

1. Michael Levitt*, Chemistry, 2013

2. J. M. Coetzee, Literature, 2003

3. Sydney Brenner*, Physiology or Medicine, 2002

4. F.W. de Klerk, Peace, 1993

5. Nelson Mandela, Peace, 1993

6. Nadine Gordimer, Literature, 1991

7. Desmond Tutu, Peace, 1984

8. Aaron Klug, Chemistry, 1982

9. Allan M. Cormack*, Physiology or Medicine, 1979

10. Albert Lutuli, Peace, 1960

11. Max Theiler, Physiology or Medicine, 1951

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On 23 September 2014 (just before the MEGA in Durban) - a special milestone is reached in South African Geocaching history - what is it?

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