Archive for January, 2015

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Volunteer Wildfire Services
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Volunteer Wildfire Services

Filed in Awe2, Everyday Hero by on January 19, 2015 • views: 5702

Volunteer Wildfire Services The Volunteer Wildfire Services (VWS)  have been combating dangerous and often deadly runaway fires since being baptised through the devastating fires in 1999 / 2000 in Cape Town. The VWS has three primary functions: Wildfire suppression services Education and awareness programmes Wildfire suppression and management training Website http://www.vws.org.za/ Facebook  https://www.facebook.com/VolunteerWildfireServices Twitter  https://twitter.com/vwsfires […]

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Recent Articles #2

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Feeling super nostalgic today!

Filed in Jo Rust by on January 19, 2015 • views: 1648

Post by Jo Rust.

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Working on Fire

Working on Fire

Filed in Everyday Hero by on January 19, 2015 • views: 4055

Working on Fire: ‘WoF’ A South African government initiative driven to not only support the local fire departments, but specialising in Wildfires whilst simultaneously addressing the prevention and control of wildland fires to enhance the sustainability and protection of life, poverty and the environment through the implementation of Integrated Fire Management (IFM) practices. Working on Fire […]

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Heroes carry 40kg dog down mountain

Filed in Everyday Hero by on January 13, 2015 • views: 1814

Cape Town – Bella, a golden retriever from Newlands, often goes up Table Mountain with her mate Blue and her master Peter Shrimpton. But on Sunday she walked on what must have been broken glass and cut three paws badly. This led to a painful ordeal – and a rescue by two Cape Town hikers […]

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Eleanor & Steve Pienaar views: 2760

Eleanor and Steve Pienaar (from Pietermaritzburg) are passionate about travel and running. They were the first South African couple to complete 7 marathons on 7 continents in 2016. On the 1st April they flew to the North Pole to run a marathon on the sea ice, at predicted temperatures of -40 degrees to complete their […]

Willie Richards views: 2586

#Africantails #Mendingmamre #WheresWillie On October 13, 2017 Willie Richards set out on an incredible +1700km journey, running and cycling from Blouberg NAM to Blouberg ZA. Awesome South Africans met up with him at Milnerton beach for a chat and understanding as what and why he did this. The goal was to raise not only funds, […]

Andrew Pattersen views: 3099

Andrew Pattersen – aka – Renaissance Guy has decided that for every day in 2018, he is going to climb Table Mountain . His project is called 365 UBUNTU CLIMBS. A humble and quiet man (yes I had to boost the volume on the video below), but what an awesome guy. Within seconds of meeting […]

Jurie Botha views: 4579

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 […]