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Recent Articles #1

SA Trio racing the Atlantic – in a row boat

SA Trio racing the Atlantic – in a row boat

Filed in Spirit by on September 23, 2016 • views: 2731

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 […]

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Recent Articles #2

Herman is going the distance for CANSA

Herman is going the distance for CANSA

Filed in Spirit by on September 23, 2016 • views: 2657

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, […]

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Bonga Ngqobane from Khayelitsha is making a difference

Bonga Ngqobane from Khayelitsha is making a difference

Filed in Spirit by on September 1, 2016 • views: 2591

Name: Bonga Ngqobane Act of Awe / Endurance: Cycled the Cape Epic and Munga (a 1000 km non stop MTB race from Bloem to Cape Town) Cause: TAS Bonga.Org Cycling Academy-MTB Bonga Ngqobane is a remarkable young man. He does not sit holding his hands open wondering who is going to give something to him. […]

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Jamie Marais summits Table Mountain 22 times

Jamie Marais summits Table Mountain 22 times

Filed in Spirit by on September 1, 2016 • views: 1355

SOUTH AFRICAN ATHLETE SETS WORLD RECORD – SUMMITS TABLE MOUNTAIN TWENTY TWO TIMES IN 28 HOURS and Awesome South Africans was there to not only witness it but was actively involved in support both logistical and online. Endurance athlete Jamie Marais from Cape Town South Africa has made history by becoming the first person to […]

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Mark Anley’s Birthday Wish

Mark Anley’s Birthday Wish

Filed in Spirit by on July 5, 2016 • views: 1342

Mark Anley says he might have bitten off more than he can chew – but the animals in need say a big thank you. 2 years ago, Mark asked his friends to rather bring a donation of money or item for animals in need instead of a birthday present. This year Mark went public with […]

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Jamie Marais – 4 Giants

Jamie Marais – 4 Giants

Filed in Spirit by on June 26, 2016 • views: 5046

FOUR GIANTS CHALLENGE – EXTREME ENDURANCE QUEST One of the obvious advantages of my work is that I get to meet awesome people of South Africa. Each of them are very different in character and nature and I always wonder minutes before I meet them in person what they are truly like. Meeting Jamie Marais […]

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Darryn August: Cape Town’s Hero

Darryn August: Cape Town’s Hero

Filed in Spirit by on June 10, 2016 • views: 2361

In Awe, Humbled & Inspired – three emotions I experienced driving back home last night after visiting Darryn August at the Lentegeur Rehabilation Centre in Cape Town. Allow me to introduce you to the story from the beginning. A little more than a month ago, Darryn was in train going to Somerset West. He witnessed […]

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Dave Bosman

Dave Bosman

Filed in Spirit by on May 31, 2016 • views: 2957

1600 km skateboarding challenge Dave Bosman is taking on the greatest challenge of his life. He will be skateboarding – yep – you read correctly,  skateboarding, from John O’Groats at the top of Scotland to Lands End at the bottom of England. His route will take him more than 1600 km and he’ll be doing […]

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Everest for August
Everest for August

Everest for August

Filed in Spirit by on May 15, 2016 • views: 1446

Grame (Ham) Kuys and Daryn (with one’r’) Goldsbrough Graeme (Ham) Kuys and Daryn Goldsbrough completed their Everesting Fundraiser for Darryn August on Saturday the 14th of May on the Steenbras view point road in Gordons Bay and in doing so have raised almost half a million Rand. Facebook Event Page Two weeks ago, Darryn August […]

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Elna – Melissa – Anika are 3 Awesome South Africans
Everest for August

Elna – Melissa – Anika are 3 Awesome South Africans

Filed in Spirit by on March 8, 2016 • views: 1516

Elna Dürr | Melissa Viljoen | Anika Pretorius Elna Dürr has only 5% percentage extreme tunnel vision and with her guide runner, Melissa Viljoen they are athletes in the T12 100m and 200m division with their coach Anika Pretorius (who only has 10% vision herself) They call themselves the 3 Blind Mice and yes they […]

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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 […]