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The Durban July at the Greyville Racecourse played host to a star-studded gathering of A-list celebrities on Saturday. The rich, famous and beautiful joined tens of thousands of racing fans and socialites for the prestigious yearly event.
The Vodacom Paddock VVIP hospitality area, which overlooks the finishing straight and the parade ring, hosted cabinet ministers rubbing shoulders with beauty queens, sport stars, captains of industry and movie and music icons.
Enjoying the day in the company of the country's top businessmen and women was Miss South Africa, proud Durban lass Megan Coleman, Kaizer Chiefs star Kaizer Motaung Junior, Pirates' players Benedict Vilikazi and Lehlohonolo Seema, and Bloemfontein Celtics' John Maduka.
Television presenters Noeleen Maholwana-Sanqu and Tumisho Masha were also in the Paddock, along with soapie stars Sophie Ndaba from Generations and Lesego Motsepe from Isidingo.
Just upstairs, the yearly plush party thrown by movie mogul Anant Singh and Videovision had been entitled 07.07.007 - Licence to Thrill. And it was there that rumours circulated that the reigning Bond himself, Daniel Craig, would be there to add realism to the theme. But if he was, he must have circulated incognito and in a true James Bond style because no one saw him.
Craig, currently on assignment in Cape Town, was invited by Singh to fly in for the day to enjoy the unique occasion.
If he did take up Singh's offer, he would have spent the day alongside Minister in the Presidency Essop Pahad, Transport Minister Jeff Radebe, MP Bantu Holomisa, movie icons Leon Schuster and Presley Chweneyagae and business magnate Patrice Motsepe.
There were many A-list celebs who chose to arrive and remained unheralded, but enjoyed the spirited occasion with close friends.
For others the day was all about arriving in helicopters and basking in the unrivalled limelight synonymous with the Vodacom Durban July. - Gameplan Media