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Paul Ucheck

Paul Ucheck

Filed in Spirit by on February 9, 2016 • views: 1212

Paul’s wife and daughter have been diagnosed with breast cancer. His wife passed away, but his daughter is doing very well because of good treatment and an earlier detection. Because of these, Paul has dedicated his life to raising funds for Cancer research. He does so by walking long distances – bare foot. Website http://www.barefootforcancer.com/ Facebook https://www.facebook.com/paul.ucheck […]

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Recent Articles #2

Team No Breaks

Team No Breaks

Filed in Spirit by on November 10, 2015 • views: 1361

Team No Breaks UP 14 000 metres: ‘Team No Breaks’ is going to run 14 000 metres (in elevation) over 14 days for 14 year old Alex Boettger with Congenital Muscular Dystrophy. Team No Breaks consists of Andrea Nettel and Lee-Ann Dawson (and any body else that wants to join) (This is almost 2 times […]

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Wayne Bolton

Wayne Bolton

Filed in Spirit by on October 30, 2015 • views: 1829

Wayne Bolton Wayne says: We have “ONE LAND – LOVE IT” – 1 cyclist, 6000 km’s, 19 SANParks Reserves. Wayne will be physically and symbolically linking the various parks around our country.  In so doing, he will be pointing to the fact that we form part of the chain with SANParks to protect our natural […]

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Anton Fouche is Walking 4 Rhinos & Rangers

Anton Fouche is Walking 4 Rhinos & Rangers

Filed in Blog, Spirit by on October 28, 2015 • views: 2335

Anton Fouche He is walking 1500km from Limpopo to Cape Town (with an 86 kg Fibreglass Rhino, ‘George’ in tow)   Facebook https://www.facebook.com/George2Vietnam Walking 4 Rhinos and Rangers is a project to honour our rangers working selflessly in difficult and dangerous circumstances protecting our rhinos.   ‘George’ has 1213 red dots on him. Each dot […]

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Lesley Rochat – The Shark Warrior

Lesley Rochat – The Shark Warrior

Filed in Spirit by on October 12, 2015 • views: 2431

Lesley Rochat – The Shark Warrior Fishhoek resident, Lesley Rochat is an activist and has risen to prominence with her video’s and photo’s of free diving with sharks to raise voice for her conservancy program: AfriOceans: Her Shark Awareness Campaign: Woman goes naked with sharks to save them has propelled her project to new heights. […]

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Francois FAF Naude

Francois FAF Naude

Filed in Spirit by on September 29, 2015 • views: 1631

Francois Naude cycles for the Little Fighters Cancer trust 440 km in 24 hours – Hoedspruit to Volksrust: 5 October 2015   Facebook https://www.facebook.com/United-Challenge-874232565958630/timeline/ Francois Naude is a 21 year old, fitness fanatic engineering student from Potchefstroom. He ended up on the Little Fighters Cancer Trust’s facebook page, and noticed that we advocate Childhood Cancer […]

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ABSA-lutely Awesome South Africans

ABSA-lutely Awesome South Africans

Filed in Spirit by on September 25, 2015 • views: 3806

ABSA-lutely Awesome South Africans – What’s your Greatest Game? A few months ago watching the rugby, a television advert came up asking “What’s your Greatest Game?” – Tell us and you could win a Springbok’s experience to London. Well I did, and YES, we won – CAN YOU BELIEVE IT? An all expenses paid trip […]

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Ryan Stramrood

Ryan Stramrood

Filed in Spirit by on September 5, 2015 • views: 2179

Ryan Stramrood Ultra Extreme Open Water and Ice swimmer   Website http://ryanstramrood.com/ Facebook https://www.facebook.com/strammieswimming Twitter https://twitter.com/strammie You Tube https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=168&v=gfDuXwGHIL4 I was 31 when I did my first swimming challenge which was Robben Island to Blouberg and it was only later in life that I started to test my abilities and one thing lead to another […]

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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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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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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 […]