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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: 1886

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: 1387

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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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: 2122

“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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“Everesting” Malanshoogte, Cape Town: Elev. 8848m
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“Everesting” Malanshoogte, Cape Town: Elev. 8848m

Filed in Everyday Hero by on June 26, 2015 • views: 1478

“Pick a hill, any hill and ride it as many times as it takes to get to the total ascent equivalent of Mount Everest.” Attie Conradie and Cor Winckler did just that on the weekend of 20 June 2015 at Malanshoogte ( 30 km outside Cape Town) They set out at 3am on 20 June […]

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Mandy Scanlen is an Awesome South African
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Mandy Scanlen is an Awesome South African

Filed in Everyday Hero by on June 17, 2015 • views: 1847

Living here in Westlake, Cape Town, is a friend of mine whose story I need to share as an inspiration to everyone and encouragement to her to keep on fighting. Mandy Scanlen is a fighter. Her attitude 10 years ago when I first met was one of strength. Mandy is a no nonsense woman and […]

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South African youngsters claim grand awards at ISEF 2015
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South African youngsters claim grand awards at ISEF 2015

Filed in Everyday Hero by on June 2, 2015 • views: 1696

Three teenagers from South Africa have claimed grand awards at the 2015 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair. Three teenagers from South Africa have claimed grand awards at the 2015 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF). ISEF is an annual science fair where 1,700 young scientists from 75 nations showcase the innovations that saw them win […]

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The Proteas are Awesome South Africans

Filed in Everyday Hero by on March 25, 2015 • views: 1418

The ETHOS of AwesomeSouthAfricans is to promote positivity & recognise it when we see it. I am standing on my soapbox today, fully aware that I am going to evoke controversy, but I do so willingly as I am firm in my belief that our boys in Green and Yellow are Awesome South Africans. Referring […]

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Gcobisa Norman is AWESOME
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Gcobisa Norman is AWESOME

Filed in Everyday Hero by on March 24, 2015 • views: 1582

Gcobisa Norman, Sanparks is an Awesome South African Gcobisa works as a tourism officer at the Cape Point Nature Reserve. My wife and I were privileged to be able to do the 2day overnight hike through the Cape Point Nature reserve this last weekend (21-22 March 2015) Because of the recent fires, the Atlantic side of […]

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The shark attack survivor who loves sharks

Filed in Everyday Hero by on February 23, 2015 • views: 1538

South African lifeguard Achmat Hassiem lost a leg in a shark attack off the coast of Cape Town. He went on to become a medal-winning Paralympian and a marine conservationist advocating the protection of endangered sharks. “I don’t know if you’ve ever seen a shark with its jaws dislocated. It’s the scariest thing you’ve ever […]

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Nothing is impossible: wheelchair-bound man

Filed in Everyday Hero by on January 28, 2015 • views: 1424

Disabled Manenberg resident Ricardo Simmers is confined to a wheelchair, but does not allow this to stop him from operating a motorised dirt compactor or swinging a pick axe. He is helping his co-workers with upgrading pavements and erecting fences around flats in the suburb. Simmers, 31, was left disabled 15 years ago after he […]

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Eleanor & Steve Pienaar views: 476

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: 428

#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: 1006

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: 2047

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 […]