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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: 1903

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: 3830

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: 1943

“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: 2726

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: 1888

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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The Phillips Family: Unclipped Adventure

The Phillips Family: Unclipped Adventure

Filed in Adventurers by on July 28, 2015 • views: 2374

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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Matthew & Megan Snyman

Matthew & Megan Snyman

Filed in Adventurers by on July 28, 2015 • views: 2373

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: 2785

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: 1490

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: 2083

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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Eleanor & Steve Pienaar views: 814

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: 672

#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: 1303

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: 2377

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 […]