Archive for August, 2015

Recent Articles #1

Putting their bodies on the line – correction – down the river

Putting their bodies on the line – correction – down the river

Filed in Spirit by on August 31, 2015 • views: 1634

Andrew Chin and Henko Roukema: ‘Rivers for Life‘ Andrew Chin (46) and Henko Roukema (24) are going to swim the length of the Berg River from source to mouth (290km) in 10 days to raise awareness on the issue of fresh water pollution in South Africa. Andrew has committed to swimming a river (minimum 100km) […]

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Recent Articles #2

Cerebral Palsy, Quadriplegic and yet 20 yr old Chaeli is going to summit Mt Kilimanjaro.

Cerebral Palsy, Quadriplegic and yet 20 yr old Chaeli is going to summit Mt Kilimanjaro.

Filed in Spirit by on August 28, 2015 • views: 3011

Chaeli Mycroft – Ability Activist Chaeli Mycroft is going to celebrate her 21st birthday on the second day of their ascent up the highest mountain in Africa. Website http://www.discoverafrica.com/teamwork/ Website http://chaelicampaign.co.za/ Facebook https://www.facebook.com/TheChaeliCampaign Facebook https://www.facebook.com/ChaeliKiliClimbers Twitter https://twitter.com/ChaeliCampaign Support http://www.discoverafrica.com/teamwork/#kili_help A 21st celebration fitting to the type of person she is. Nothing is going to stop […]

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Ambassador for Word4Word at LK Zeeman Primary, Paarl

Ambassador for Word4Word at LK Zeeman Primary, Paarl

Filed in Spirit by on August 25, 2015 • views: 1595

“Patrick, will you be our ambassador for the next project?” Magriet Smit from Word4Word Reading Therapy asked me last week about a project they are starting at the LK Zeeman Primary School in Paarl. Little did I expect the enormity of this. Not only am I there to represent Word4Word Reading Therapy which is a […]

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John Stanford

John Stanford

Filed in Adventurers by on August 11, 2015 • views: 2359

John Stanford: Putney to London 9.5 months and 15 000 km ago, John Stanford left London on his bicycle to come to Cape Town in support of ‘Save the Rhino International’ and to have an adventure. Website http://wildbikeride.com/ Facebook https://www.facebook.com/john.stanford I met John at his mother’s home in Westlake, Cape Town and this bearded bundle of […]

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Paul Steyn puts his best foot forward

Paul Steyn puts his best foot forward

Filed in Paul Steyn by on August 4, 2015 • views: 1652

Having already walked over 5000km since 2012 for his Paul Steyn Foundation, Paul is going to double that step count in the next 12 months. Paul left the Waterfront on Monday the 3rd of August on a 7000km walk around South Africa. What makes this so special – he is doing it on his prosthetic […]

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Andrew Pattersen views: 453

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: 1626

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: 770

  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: 1926

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 […]