Archive for June, 2015

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“Everesting” Malanshoogte, Cape Town: Elev. 8848m
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“Everesting” Malanshoogte, Cape Town: Elev. 8848m

Filed in Everyday Hero by on June 26, 2015 • views: 1223

“Pick a hill, any hill and ride it as many times as it takes to get to the total ascent equivalent of Mount Everest.” Attie Conradie and Cor Winckler did just that on the weekend of 20 June 2015 at Malanshoogte ( 30 km outside Cape Town) They set out at 3am on 20 June […]

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Mandy Scanlen is an Awesome South African
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Mandy Scanlen is an Awesome South African

Filed in Everyday Hero by on June 17, 2015 • views: 1587

Living here in Westlake, Cape Town, is a friend of mine whose story I need to share as an inspiration to everyone and encouragement to her to keep on fighting. Mandy Scanlen is a fighter. Her attitude 10 years ago when I first met was one of strength. Mandy is a no nonsense woman and […]

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Inspiration from within our borders
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Inspiration from within our borders

Filed in Braam Malherbe, Vicky & Vanessa by on June 17, 2015 • views: 1041

I have just posted a profile story on Vicky and Vanessa Wiesenmaier as they cycle through Asia to raise awareness on the Rhino Poaching Issue. Researching them, I came across a story that inspired then to do this epic Awesome adventure. None other than Braam Malherbe and his #DOT campaign – DO ONE THING!!   […]

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Vicky & Vanessa Wiesenmaier: BUY NO RHINO!
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Vicky & Vanessa Wiesenmaier: BUY NO RHINO!

Filed in Humanity by on June 17, 2015 • views: 2472

Vicky & Vanessa Wiesenmaier: BUY NO RHINO! We are 2 sisters from Cape Town starting a cycling adventure from Hong Kong to Singapore in April 2015 to create awareness of the rhino poaching issues. We will be travelling through Vietnam, China and Thailand, the main consumer markets driving the demand for rhino horn.Especially in these […]

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John Lucas: Explore 4 Knowledge
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John Lucas: Explore 4 Knowledge

Filed in Humanity, John Lucas by on June 15, 2015 • views: 1807

John Lucas: Explore 4 Knowledge – Education through Adventure John Lucas is a 26 year old scientist with a passion of education and adventure and has managed the near impossible by pairing the two together with emphasis on Environmental Research and Capacity Building for Social Development and Social Upliftment. Award Winning: Nature Conservationist Photographer Educator […]

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Alan & Tequila start their journey…
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Alan & Tequila start their journey…

Filed in Tequila & Alan by on June 8, 2015 • views: 1086

Below is an exert from Alan’s diary so far – more pics of Tequila please Alan   “It felt surreal, almost like a dream looking at that lake with the ancient fish traps. I was about to depart. Departures of this scale are always emotional. We waded 600m across the lake and then about 5 […]

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Dr Tertius in the U.S. of A.
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Dr Tertius in the U.S. of A.

Filed in Tertius Venter by on June 8, 2015 • views: 983

Dr T. has started his epic cycle from East to West America in the shape of 2 smiles in his bid to raise funds and awareness for his Cycles Miles for Smiles campaign (http://cyclemilesforsmiles.org/index.html) 2 Billion People have no access to Essential Surgical Care One Heart One Goal: To put Smiles on Hearts and Faces […]

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South African youngsters claim grand awards at ISEF 2015
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South African youngsters claim grand awards at ISEF 2015

Filed in Everyday Hero by on June 2, 2015 • views: 1485

Three teenagers from South Africa have claimed grand awards at the 2015 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair. Three teenagers from South Africa have claimed grand awards at the 2015 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF). ISEF is an annual science fair where 1,700 young scientists from 75 nations showcase the innovations that saw them win […]

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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: 1793

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 […]