Archive for July, 2015

Recent Articles #1

The Phillips Family: Unclipped Adventure

The Phillips Family: Unclipped Adventure

Filed in Adventurers by on July 28, 2015 • views: 2357

Father: Stuart | Mother: Diana | Daughter (22): Tegan | Daughter (20): Carla We often share stories of long distance cycling trips, but this is first I have heard of a whole family doing it together. Website http://unclippedadventure.com/wp/ Facebook https://www.facebook.com/unclippedadventure   “Dad, Carla has finished Matric and I have finished Varsity, can we go on […]

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Recent Articles #2

Matthew & Megan Snyman

Matthew & Megan Snyman

Filed in Adventurers by on July 28, 2015 • views: 2343

The Great American Trek | 2 doctors, 2 motorbikes, 2 continents & 2 causes. I introduce to you Matt and Megan Snyman, 30 year old married doctors who have taken a sabbatical year to travel from the southernmost tip of South America to the northern point of North America in 12 months on their F800 […]

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Blake Dyason

Blake Dyason

Filed in Humanity by on July 28, 2015 • views: 2745

Blake Dyason has dedicated his health, vitality and mobility to help, inspire hope and raise money for worthy causes. “My daily goal is to leave every person I meet with a smile. I believe we all have the power to change the world if we believe we can.” Website http://blakesblog.co.za/ Facebook https://www.facebook.com/blake.dyason Twitter https://twitter.com/BlakeCTN Linked […]

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SCALPEL ON WHEELS – Dr Tertius Venter

SCALPEL ON WHEELS – Dr Tertius Venter

Filed in Tertius Venter by on July 20, 2015 • views: 1471

On a cloudy 27 degree day, Dr. Tertius Venter biked past the brown Swannanoa River east of Asheville, N.C. The 60-year-old plastic surgeon from South Africa wore a black helmet, custom biking shoes, and a green cycling shirt. He carried one cell phone strapped to his bike handle and in a backpack carried necessities for […]

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School friends from ’87: Attie & Cor “Everesting” Malanshoogte

School friends from ’87: Attie & Cor “Everesting” Malanshoogte

Filed in Everyday Hero by on July 5, 2015 • views: 2047

Pick a hill, any hill and ride it as many times as it takes to match the elevation of Mount Everest – 8848 metres above sea level. Follow up interview after our original post: http://www.awesomesouthafricans.co.za/everesting-malanshoogte-cape-town-elevation-8848-metres/ Attie Conradie and Cor Wickler did just that on the weekend of 20 June 2015 at Malanshoogte, 30 km outside […]

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Lavina Gengiah: A Woman of Strength

Lavina Gengiah: A Woman of Strength

Filed in Everyday Hero by on July 5, 2015 • views: 1452

This is a story of strength, re-discovery and inspiration for all of those who think they are at the end of the road and there is no more hope. Lavina was once here, depressed, widow and financially hamstrung. Her story started at the age of 15 when she was married to her husband via customary […]

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Motivational Talks: Incentive vs Attitude

Motivational Talks: Incentive vs Attitude

Filed in News by on July 2, 2015 • views: 1430

MOTIVATIONAL TALKS: NOW OPEN Patrick Cromwell created Awesome-South-Africans last year as a platform to celebrate South Africa and her beautiful people. What he did not expect was the motivation and inspiration he received after interviewing all the profiles and he wishes to share these with your organisation / school / company. A 60 minute talk, […]

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Tim Plewman is Defending the Caveman: Back after 8 years

Tim Plewman is Defending the Caveman: Back after 8 years

Filed in Everyday Hero by on July 1, 2015 • views: 2207

“Tim is funny, entertaining, impressive, hysterical, expressive, theatrical and has facial expressions that new emoji’s can be sculpted from. “ Defending the Caveman is a one man production where Tim Plewman uses humour to describe the differences between men and women without being sexist or degrading. WHO IS TIM PLEWMAN? Specialising in theatre, I am […]

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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: 1269

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: 2331

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 […]