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Eleanor & Steve Pienaar

Eleanor & Steve Pienaar

Filed in Adventurers, Everyday Hero by on April 15, 2018 • views: 279

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 […]

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Recent Articles #2

Willie Richards

Willie Richards

Filed in Everyday Hero, Humanity, Spirit by on April 15, 2018 • views: 258

#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, […]

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Andrew Pattersen

Andrew Pattersen

Filed in Everyday Hero, Spirit by on February 7, 2018 • views: 840

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 […]

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Jurie Botha

Jurie Botha

Filed in Adventurers, Spirit by on April 9, 2017 • views: 1845

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 […]

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Stuart Connacher talks about Chris Bertish

Stuart Connacher talks about Chris Bertish

Filed in Adventurers, Spirit by on March 9, 2017 • views: 956

  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 […]

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3-2-1: Six South Africans on the Atlantic

3-2-1: Six South Africans on the Atlantic

Filed in Spirit by on December 20, 2016 • views: 2116

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 […]

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Annual Charity Hat Walk with Paul Steyn

Annual Charity Hat Walk with Paul Steyn

Filed in Spirit by on November 21, 2016 • views: 1195

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 […]

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43 Days and 2000km for Autism

43 Days and 2000km for Autism

Filed in Spirit by on November 8, 2016 • views: 1149

They (The Big Autism Thing) walked 2000 km from the Skeleton Coast to Cape Town to raise awareness and funds for Autism and to help kids in the process. (http://www.awesomesouthafricans.co.za/the-big-autism-thing/) AwesomeSouthAfricans was there on the day for their last walk to Blouberg High and captured these images and video.

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The Big Autism Thing

The Big Autism Thing

Filed in Spirit by on November 1, 2016 • views: 1229

Did you know that 1 of 88 children fall into the Autism spectrum yet only 0.5% of them receive education tailored to meet their special needs? Well I did not know this until I met a group of awesome volunteers and they are walking a trail blazing 2000 kilometres from the Skeleton Coast in Namibia […]

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Rivers for Life #3

Rivers for Life #3

Filed in Spirit by on October 19, 2016 • views: 1069

Extreme Cape Town swimmer Andrew Chin and Mandy Uys will once again take to the water next week and swim between 70-100 km of the Orange River as part of his campaign to heighten awareness around the state of our country’s rivers and the urgent need to conserve them. Facebook Page: Rivers for Life Andrew […]

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Rudi Smits sets Social Media & Stage on fire with brilliance views: 7802

Cape Town Dancer / Choreographer gets even more International  Attention: I watched his video ME TOO (filmed at Milnerton & Norman Henshilwood High School) and 1 day later saw him on the Artscape  stage with the ‘Dancers Love Dogs’ fundraiser and realised there is something AWESOME about Rudi and had to reach out to him. […]

SA Trio racing the Atlantic – in a row boat views: 2554

Last year, Stuart Connacher from Facing It raced into second place in the solo division of the Atlantic Campaigns Talisker TransAtlantic Race. Raising funds for the Smile Foundation, he is doing it again in 82 days time and this time they are crossing as a team of three including Charl Gale and Wayne N Lara […]

Herman is going the distance for CANSA views: 2499

GOING THE DISTANCE IN THE FIGHT AGAINST CANCER Herman Kotze from Clanwilliam will make the long walk from Cape Town all the way back home in aid of CANSA The Cancer Association of South Africa. He will arrive in Clanwilliam on Saturday 1 October as part of the 30th anniversary of the Freshpak Fitness Festival, […]

#CapetoRioRow with Braam & Peter views: 1508

Braam Malherbe and Peter van Kets are teaming up again. In 2011 they trekked together representing South Africa in the 768 km, 24 day, minus 45 degrees race to the South Pole commemorating the epic Scott/Amundsen journey a 100 years ago. Hauling sleds weighing 85 kg’s to the South Pole, this formidable team created a […]