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: 1555

“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: 1935

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: 1251

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: 2983

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: 2267

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: 1365

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: 1224

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: 1763

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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Eleanor & Steve Pienaar views: 758

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 […]