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2012 New Silver Coin

 

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"Globalised" coin?

 

Looks like a "globalised" coin to me.. what happened to images of South African history, culture and the rich African wildlife?

 

So sad.. just my view

 

Kind regards

 

Scott Balson

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A little bit of background on this worthy cause.

http://www.coldsweat.tv/#news

 

Remember, the poorer nations have got most to lose through global warming and climate change. Go Peter and Braam!

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Ugly coin...

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Press Release - 16/01/2012

 

Posted on 2012-01-16 10:47:18

 

height:94Press Release 16 January 2012

Team SA, Braam Malherbe and Peter van Kets arrived at the halfway checkpoint at 17:37 (GMT) on Sunday 15 January 2012. They are currently lying in 4th position.

Team British Blue was evacuated last week because of a medical emergency and since then Team Tri-National, James Raaff, Frank Runge and Gavin Moran as well as Yoyo Menten-Schepers and Matt Elliot of the Anglo-Dutch Team have also fallen out of the race. Both teams had to be picked up in Arctic Trucks and taken to Checkpoint 1, they will continue the remaining 360 kilometres to the South Pole but obviously will not be able to take part in the Scott-Amundsen Centenary Race to the South Pole.

The race observers in Antarctica are very impressed by Team SA. They all agree that Braam and Peter have done extremely well so far especially since they are not use to these extreme cold conditions.

Peter and Braam arrived at Checkpoint 1 in high spirits. They were very relieved to get there and look forward to the mandatory 24-hour rest and recovery period. Peter has very sore, sunburned lips and is struggling to consume food. Both have a skin rash because of the sweating underneath their layers of warm clothes. They are using “Pete’s Bum Balm”, especially made for him by Casa Castile on all their sore bits and it seems to be helping.

Braam Malherbe, a Woolworths MyPlanet Ambassador is extremely happy that they came this far even though he and Peter both struggled with chest infections earlier during the race. “We are walking for the earth and we will walk to the end so that people become aware of what the impact of climate change is on Antarctica”, he said.

Team SA will continue the remaining 330 kilometres to the Geographical South Pole on Tuesday morning, 17 January 2012. The terrain is expected to become tougher and more severe weather conditions are forecast. Team SA hopes to get to the South Pole during the next 10 to 13 days.

 

Good luck to the team and with the overstrike of the R2 coins at the end of the race.

Edited by Cold Sea

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Teams SA and British Green arrive at the South Pole

 

 

height:94After twenty five days in extreme weather conditions and 742 kilometers of what is described as the toughest race on the planet, Braam Malherbe and Peter van Kets has arrived at the South Pole. Team SA and Team British Green/Centrepoint arrived at the South Pole on Saturday 28 January 2012 at 06:00 (SA time). They were exhausted, hungry and utterly overjoyed when they got there. For the past week they’ve been helping Team British Green carry the load of Andrew Carnie’s pulk (sleigh). Andrew fractured his arm just before the team arrived at the halfway checkpoint more than week ago. Fitting with the history of the race it was won by an extraordinary Norwegian team that amazed even the organisers. The Norwegians finished the race in 15 days, with the Welsh team arriving second in 22 days. Third place in the Scott-Amunsen Centenary Race to the South Pole belongs to Team South Africa and British Green, who finished in 24 days. Race organisers agree that it was quite an achievement for Braam Malherbe and Peter van Kets to complete this race as they were not use to the extreme cold conditions (it was –45˚ C the last couple of days) and skiing on snow. Van Kets has rowed the Atlantic Ocean solo and unsupported and Malherbe ran the entire Great Wall of China, but both agreed that the race to the South Pole was the most difficult endurance adventure they have ever done. Malherbe, who is a MyPlanet Ambassador and van Kets took part in this race to create awareness about climate change and the effect it has on Antarctica. Upon reaching the races' final destination, Team SA had to overstrike 1000 SAMint commemorative coins. This was a world first. The medallions feature Antarctica on the reverse and promote the fight against climate change. It pays tribute to the history of scientific explorers and the men that crossed the ice-laden paths of the Antarctic to reach the South Pole 100 years ago. The entire race was filmed by the Johannesburg based production company Urban Brew Studios and will be broadcast as a 4-part documentary series, Cold Sweat, on SABC 3 later this year. For more information visit Cold Sweat: Home Braam Malherbe and Peter van Kets would like to thank their families and their friends for all the support. Also a big thank you to Professor Tim Noakes from the Discovery Sports Science Institute at UCT for the motivation and support. Discovery was Team SA's Peak Performance partner throughout the race. Remember to DO ONE THING for the planet - get a MyPlanet card and nominate a environmental cause as your charity.

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