Archive for March, 2015

Recent Articles #1

Dr. Tertius Venter
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Dr. Tertius Venter

Filed in Awe2, Humanity by on March 27, 2015 • views: 3649

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: 1180

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: 1325

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: 1034

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: 2512

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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Getaway Show 13-15 March: Cape Town

Filed in News by on March 9, 2015 • views: 976

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: 965

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: 947

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: 1090

“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: 2392

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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Jurie Botha views: 1424

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: 644

  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: 1792

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: 900

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 […]