Archive for January, 2015

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Nothing is impossible: wheelchair-bound man

Filed in Everyday Hero by on January 28, 2015 • views: 1157

Disabled Manenberg resident Ricardo Simmers is confined to a wheelchair, but does not allow this to stop him from operating a motorised dirt compactor or swinging a pick axe. He is helping his co-workers with upgrading pavements and erecting fences around flats in the suburb. Simmers, 31, was left disabled 15 years ago after he […]

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Great White Shark Saved

Filed in Everyday Hero by on January 28, 2015 • views: 808

“Good example of how Awesome South Africans are – well done to all involved” The intense footage was captured by Lars Liedberg, 38, who was having breakfast in a beachside restaurant in Plettenberg Bay, South Africa, when he saw the drama unfolding on the beach below. A couple of fishermen, who accidentally caught the great […]

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So, you want to row an Ocean??

Filed in Riaan Manser by on January 27, 2015 • views: 785

http://www.riaanmanser.co.za/rowing_form/index.php

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ATG All Terrain Gear helps De Bruyn

Filed in De Bruyn Joubert by on January 26, 2015 • views: 853

26 January 2015 – 16:00 De Bruyn Joubert: “I just want to give a big thanx towards ATG All Terrain Gear from South Africa by becoming part as one of the Around 7 Continents sponsors. They will help me with all my cooking equipment needed for the adventure. I have full confidence that the ATG […]

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Riaan does the Snow EPIC

Filed in Riaan Manser by on January 23, 2015 • views: 1429

“Cycling in snow. Down one of Europe’s largest ski slopes -another thing. What an experience and Privilege.” Riaan tackled the Snow at the Swiss Alps. The Snow Epic, Europe’s first mountain bike winter festival includes a ‘fatbike event’ with five races over three days. Riaan who has previously cycled the perimeter of Africa said he […]

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Perspective on Privilege

Filed in Random by on January 22, 2015 • views: 905

Our slogan for this website is: As South African’s, we are all amazing, some of us are Awesome I find this cartoon titled ‘perspective of privilege’ thought provoking. This attitude could go a long way in making us all even more amazing.

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75km out of Prince George | Canada

Filed in Angelo Wilkie-Page by on January 21, 2015 • views: 771

Post by Expedition 720 Degrees.

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Cape to Cairo – an 81 week adventure to remember. The Fat Kid Diaries.

Filed in Ron Rutland by on January 21, 2015 • views: 1212

Quite simply, ‘phew, what an adventure!’.   Week(s): 1 – 81 Starting: Sun 30th June 2013, Cape Town stadium, South Africa. Ending: Sat 17th January 2015, Cairo, Egypt. Km’s covered: 33,500km – approx 28,500 by bicycle, the rest mostly criss-crossing the Med.   Leaving Cape Town on the 30th June 2013, I had grandiose visions of crossing […]

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Bertish attempts to break 24 hour SUP world record

Filed in Chris Bertish by on January 19, 2015 • views: 884

   

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Fact or Fiction: Diver scooped up into a Helicopter’s Bambi Fire Bucket

Filed in Everyday Hero by on January 19, 2015 • views: 2897

Awesome South Africans visited the Newlands Fire base in Cape Town to meet with Working on Fire and VWS (Volunteer Wildfire Services). We met with the Helicopter pilots and the first question I put to Fred was: IS IT POSSIBLE TO SCOOP A DIVER OR SWIMMER IN TO THE BAMBI FIRE BUCKET AND HAVE YOU […]

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Jurie Botha views: 1271

Jurie Botha is an endurance athlete and adventurer. With his next expedition, Cycling South Against Rape, he will attempt to become the first South African to cycle the length of the equator(40,030km), solo and unsupported, within 20 months. This ultra endurance expedition will start in May 2017 when he departs from Lima, Peru on his […]

Stuart Connacher talks about Chris Bertish views: 546

  Awesome South Africans spoke to Stuart Connacher this morning, hours before Chris Bertish’s eminent arrival in Antigua. #theSUPcrossing Stuart shares his experiences after rowing the Atlantic three times and his communications with Chris during his Talisker Transatlantic crossing earlier this year with Facing It. This incredible chat with Stuart gives us first hand insight […]

3-2-1: Six South Africans on the Atlantic views: 1699

It seems to be the season for ocean crossings by South Africans. In September this year, Riaan Manser and his wife Vasti completed their second crossing by row boat celebrating their honeymoon by rowing to Hawaii. But let’s fast forward to the present: THREE – 3 Stuart Connacher, Charl Gale and Wayne Johnson have entered […]

Annual Charity Hat Walk with Paul Steyn views: 799

Saturday the 26th, Paul Steyn will walking in the 5km Annual Charity Hat Walk hosted by Balwin Properties and we invite you, resident of Helderberg and further afield to come join in the fun at Paardevlei. AwesomeSouthAfricans and www.SoundsAwesome.co.za will be there supporting Paul and providing the Public Address and Music in our mobile sound […]