Monday, July 21, 2008

Cyclists end a long fundraising journey from Cairo to Cape Town

By Yamkela Xhaso
21 July 2008


Eight cyclists from Ireland and South Africa ended their 12 thousand five hundred kilometre journey in Cape on Saturday. According to Weekend Argus, the purpose of the journey was to raise funds for charities that fight poverty in Africa.

These youngsters began their journey Cape to Cairo 2008 six months ago from the Egyptian Capital to our country’s Capital.

One of the group members whose is from Ireland said that he was thrilled by the hospitality shown by the African people because the western media labels Africa as a dangerous place.

The group is believed to have raised a sum amount of three million rands. Et their arrival the group was greeted by family and friends at the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront .

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