Chamber hosts Comrades chief

2010-05-28 00:00

THE South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA), in conjunction with the Pietermaritzburg Chamber of Business, is hosting Dave Dixon, chairperson of the Comrades Marathon Association, for a talk entitled “The Great Comrades Marathon — A Pietermaritzburg Treasure”.

Dixon has been involved in the organisation and management of the ultra marathon for the past 28 years. He understands better than most how valuable this event is to the cities of Pietermaritzburg and Durban, particularly in recent times when the race has gained more international popularity.

He will speak about the event, its development, noteworthy aspects of the 2010 race, the challenges and the successes.

In his life outside of the Comrades, Dixon has been engaged successfully in a number of business ventures, including a catering business which occupies his time at present. He was schooled at Merchiston, Maritzburg College and the then University of Natal, where he obtained a B.Com. degree.

The talk takes place on June 10 at 12.30 pm at Chamber House. The entrance fee for SAIIA members is R80, members of PCB R100, non-members R120, and students R40 (on production of student card).

A finger lunch will be served and a cash bar is available.

Bookings can be made through Lorna Jones at 033 345 2747 or fax 033 394 4151, or e-mail 

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