South Africa will field its strongest team in history with featuring four IMs George Michelakis, Watu Kobese, Kenny Solomon and David Gluckman. Also included are Deon Solomons who is returning from a hiatus due to his studies and Jonathan Gluckman who was the leading scorer in Bled with 6½-2½.
The key to this team will certainly be Kobese's presence at #2. Kobese is a tough fighter and has beaten world-class players such as Peter Leko and Judit Polgar. Michelakis scored a good result in the 2003 British Championship with 8-3, but does not seem to be very active. Nevertheless, South Africa will shatter their team score from the previous years.
South African Chess Federation