Archive for March, 2015

Recent Articles #1

Dr. Tertius Venter
Awesome South Africans

Dr. Tertius Venter

Filed in Awe2, Humanity by on March 27, 2015 • views: 4562

Dr. Tertius Venter Dr Venter is one of Operation Smile’s long standing plastic surgeons. He will be embarking on two cycle tours- one that began today in Pretoria and will end in CPT on 4 April 2015. The SA route Pretoria- Bloem – Cradock – Graaf Rienet – Willow Wall – Oudtshoorn – Robertson – […]

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Recent Articles #2

Everyday Hero

The Proteas are Awesome South Africans

Filed in Everyday Hero by on March 25, 2015 • views: 1481

The ETHOS of AwesomeSouthAfricans is to promote positivity & recognise it when we see it. I am standing on my soapbox today, fully aware that I am going to evoke controversy, but I do so willingly as I am firm in my belief that our boys in Green and Yellow are Awesome South Africans. Referring […]

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Gcobisa Norman is AWESOME
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Gcobisa Norman is AWESOME

Filed in Everyday Hero by on March 24, 2015 • views: 1654

Gcobisa Norman, Sanparks is an Awesome South African Gcobisa works as a tourism officer at the Cape Point Nature Reserve. My wife and I were privileged to be able to do the 2day overnight hike through the Cape Point Nature reserve this last weekend (21-22 March 2015) Because of the recent fires, the Atlantic side of […]

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Keegan Longueira

I guess it’s time to start writing

Filed in Keegan Longueira by on March 18, 2015 • views: 1328

Keegan arrived in Waterfront on the second of March and after the craziness of adapting to “normality”, Keegan has started putting pen pen to paper or is it fingers to keyboard! “Home, safe, sound and letting it all sink in. Its been a crazy couple of weeks at home with family sickness, my own illness […]

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Paul Steyn Foundation does it again

Filed in Paul Steyn by on March 10, 2015 • views: 2944

In February this year, whilst Paul Steyn was visiting Johannesburg, Anna-Marie from Stilfontein reached out to Paul and the Paul Steyn Foundation. Paul immediately mobilised a fund raising campaign for Anna-Marie (who is also blind) and thanks to a donation of R55 000 from MLC Ministries, Anna-Marie received her prosthetic leg from Dr Delarey Pretorius […]

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Awesome South Africans

Getaway Show 13-15 March: Cape Town

Filed in News by on March 9, 2015 • views: 1223

Awesome South Africans was born from the realisation that there is not enough promotion of the awesome and incredible things that South Africans are doing outside the realms of sport and high profile endeavours. Adventurers, Humanity and Awesome Everyday Heroes are 3 of our more popular categories. Visit our stand (O23) to learn more about […]

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Cape Town Cycle Tour

Cape Town Cycle Tour

Filed in News by on March 8, 2015 • views: 1230

In light of the recent valiant efforts by our fire fighting crews and VWS | Working on Fire, I felt it was only pertinent to go through to the Cape Town Cycle Tour and support all the Awesome people riding the tour. I drove through early arriving on the M3 at 5 to be there […]

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Cape Town Cycle Tour

Fat Kid on a Bike is Rebooted and back at it!

Filed in Ron Rutland by on March 6, 2015 • views: 1192

Week(s): 82-88 Starting: Cairo, Egypt. Ending: Sat 7th March 2015, Istanbul, Turkey. Km’s covered: 0km by bicycle. It’s incredible what happens when you allow yourself to follow your dreams   Hard to believe that an unplanned and extended break from the bike (and hence these diaries!), could be almost as life changing as the expedition itself, but […]

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Cape Town Cycle Tour

Our FIRE GUYS in the Sky and on the Ground

Filed in VWS by on March 6, 2015 • views: 1393

“Is it Urban Legend or is it possible to accidently pick up a diver / swimmer with your bucket under the helicopter and drop them out on the fire as you release the water?” – was the first question I asked Fred, a ‘WoF’ Fire Chopper pilot in January this year. “IMPOSSIBLE” – was his […]

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Cape Town Cycle Tour

Keegan Longueira arrives in Cape Town

Filed in Keegan Longueira by on March 2, 2015 • views: 2778

After 59 days (and a few hours) on the road, Keegan has cycled from Cairo to Cape Town, arriving this afternoon at Quay 6, Waterfront. The previous record was 71 days so after Guinness World Records validates the data, Keegan could officially have broken this record by more than 10 days. His odometer shows he […]

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Eleanor & Steve Pienaar views: 759

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: 631

#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: 1268

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: 2330

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 […]