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Nick Freemantle is a 2014 Top 10 Finalist in Life Fitness Personal Trainers to watch

Filed in Everyday Hero by on October 3, 2014 • views: 3007

  LIFE FITNESS NAMES THE TOP 10 GLOBAL FINALISTS FOR 2014 PERSONAL TRAINERS TO WATCH COMPETITION Sandton, South Africa, 23 September 2014 – From the United States to South Africa and New Zealand to right here in South Africa, the Life Fitness top 10 Personal Trainers to Watch finalists may span the globe, but they […]

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Heroes carry 40kg dog down mountain

Filed in Everyday Hero by on January 13, 2015 • views: 1947

Cape Town – Bella, a golden retriever from Newlands, often goes up Table Mountain with her mate Blue and her master Peter Shrimpton. But on Sunday she walked on what must have been broken glass and cut three paws badly. This led to a painful ordeal – and a rescue by two Cape Town hikers […]

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Volunteer Wildfire Services
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Volunteer Wildfire Services

Filed in Awe2, Everyday Hero by on January 19, 2015 • views: 6393

Volunteer Wildfire Services The Volunteer Wildfire Services (VWS)  have been combating dangerous and often deadly runaway fires since being baptised through the devastating fires in 1999 / 2000 in Cape Town. The VWS has three primary functions: Wildfire suppression services Education and awareness programmes Wildfire suppression and management training Website http://www.vws.org.za/ Facebook  https://www.facebook.com/VolunteerWildfireServices Twitter  https://twitter.com/vwsfires […]

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Fact or Fiction: Diver scooped up into a Helicopter’s Bambi Fire Bucket

Filed in Everyday Hero by on January 19, 2015 • views: 9083

Awesome South Africans visited the Newlands Fire base in Cape Town to meet with Working on Fire and VWS (Volunteer Wildfire Services). We met with the Helicopter pilots and the first question I put to Fred was: IS IT POSSIBLE TO SCOOP A DIVER OR SWIMMER IN TO THE BAMBI FIRE BUCKET AND HAVE YOU […]

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Great White Shark Saved

Filed in Everyday Hero by on January 28, 2015 • views: 1421

“Good example of how Awesome South Africans are – well done to all involved” The intense footage was captured by Lars Liedberg, 38, who was having breakfast in a beachside restaurant in Plettenberg Bay, South Africa, when he saw the drama unfolding on the beach below. A couple of fishermen, who accidentally caught the great […]

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Nothing is impossible: wheelchair-bound man

Filed in Everyday Hero by on January 28, 2015 • views: 2087

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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The shark attack survivor who loves sharks

Filed in Everyday Hero by on February 23, 2015 • views: 2370

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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Gcobisa Norman is AWESOME
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Gcobisa Norman is AWESOME

Filed in Everyday Hero by on March 24, 2015 • views: 2689

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 Proteas are Awesome South Africans

Filed in Everyday Hero by on March 25, 2015 • views: 2384

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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“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: 2477

“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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Eleanor & Steve Pienaar views: 3394

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: 3255

#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: 3908

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: 5541

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 […]