Awesome of the Year 2015

Drumroll – countdown – sound the bugles. We have a winner. You the voters have chosen your Awesome-of-the-Year profile for the year 2015. With 23 % of all the voters choosing him, we congratulate BRAAM MALHERBE.

You are our inaugural winner of our annual Awesome-of-the-Year award for AwesomeSouthAfricans. 23 profiles were in the running this year and Braam received the most votes.

Your #DOT (Do One Thing) campaign is working. You are inspiring people, you are motivating people and you are making people stop and change the way they think and act. Congratulations.


In celebration of our 1st birthday on 24 September,  we are holding the inaugural “Awesome of the Year” award on our Facebook page:

Vote for your choice of Awesome Profile of the Year – 2015 by liking their image (comments encouraged) within the Facebook  album. Multiple image likes (votes) are permissible.



Final results: Awesome-of-the-Year 2015
Winner – Braam Malherbe – Extreme Conservationist
2nd Place: De Bruyn Joubert – Around 7 Continents
3rd Place: Ron Rutland – Fat Kid on a Bike
4th Place: Vicky & Vanessa Wiesenmaeir – Buy No Rhino

Congratulations – you are all AWESOME

Prize Winners: (respective lucky draw winners for voting for above profiles)
Colin Morris – 30 litre multi activity backpack from All Terrain Gear
Nicolette du Preez – 8 pax Seal Island cruise with Drumbeat Charters
Monika Seele – Coffee table book/s from Awesome South Africa
Rudi van Nieuwenhuyzen – hamper from Sxollie Cider

Thanks to all the contestants that supported this initiative, to the sponsors for their awesome prizes and extra thanks to you the fans and voters for supporting and following us.



We thank the following sponsors for their AWESOME prizes:
All Terrain Gear (ATG) is a proudly South Africa company and brand, specialising in high quality outdoor gear. (
Multi-Activity 30L Backpack: All our bags are ip66 rated against water and dust ingress, vibration welded, high quality, rolltop waterproof bags.

Drumbeat Charters: Hout Bay Seal Island Boat Charter Trips

8 Pax Cruise based in Hout Bay on the famous “Drumbeat II”

SXOLLIE, an alcoholic apple cider that salutes the opportunistic and playful spirit of urban Africa.(
Hamper of Sxollie Cider

Awesome South Africa – These best-selling coffee table books offer a fun, eclectic and informative insight into all that is South African. (
2 Books – Awesome South Africa + Absolutely Awesome South Africa

Rectron – Computer and accessories supplier

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