Dad runs a third charity ultra–marathon


A FATHER-of-three has returned home after completing a hat-trick of 90km marathons to raise money for good causes.


Matt Luff, from Barton, finished the ultra-marathon – the Comrades – for a third year in a row, this time raising nearly £1,000 for the Hillcrest Aids Centre Trust in South Africa.


The 33-year-old account director was awarded a Bill Rowan medal for completing the arduous run in a time of 8hr 32min.


Families of South African Yachtsmen launch crowd funding initiative to fund search


The South African yachtsmen – Anthony Murray, Reginald Robertson and Jaryd Payne – were en route to Thailand to deliver a catamaran when all contact was lost on 18 January during cyclone Bansi, which passed very close to the yacht.


Wheelchair Wednesday moves into Year 4


THE power of wheels is often underappreciated. Daily people rely on wheels – two or four – for all kinds of mobility needs, but mostly for getting from A to B. But just imagine what it is like spending everyday reliant on a tool, like a wheelchair, that is completely central to one’s existence and the space and place challenges that come with it.


Transnet loan will fund expansion plan


The company said it would be drawing the first tranche of R18bn through a grace period that would be perched on the US dollar with a protection programme over the next four years should the rand lose its ground against the dollar.