Water Polo – Rondebosch wins the SACs Cup
Oct09

Water Polo – Rondebosch wins the SACs Cup

Water polo, the originally British game that has conquered the hearts, and lifestyles, of many over the world.  Now South Africa is producing some of the best at schools! SACS u19 Cup is one of South Africa’s most prestigious water polo events. Only the highest ranked schools in South Africa compete – namely Rondebosch Boys’ High School, SACS, Bishops, Paul Roos and Wynberg from the Western Cape; St Johns, Jeppe and...

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Water Crisis or Temporary Discomfort?
Oct04

Water Crisis or Temporary Discomfort?

The long-time-coming water crisis came as a surprise to thousands and served as a lesson to millions. How did it happen? The crisis came about for three main reasons: climatic conditions, population growth, and negligence of previous water-restriction policies. It simply wasn’t raining enough and people in Cape Town seldom ever had to think about water consumption. The cost of water in fact, only ever affected the percentage of...

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Scuba Diving Cape Town with Into The Blue
Oct02

Scuba Diving Cape Town with Into The Blue

We had the opportunity to interview Theo, from Into The Blue Diving Centre. Theo is a Dive Instructor, with intimate knowledge of the ocean, its creatures, and its moods. He shared personal insight into the life of a Scuba Diver in Cape Town. Find out what the perks, and challenges, of this extreme (and perhaps extremely meditative) water sport are!  How long have you been scuba diving and what is diving to you? Theo: Sho, okay...

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S.A.’s high-flying wakeboarding champ
Sep19

S.A.’s high-flying wakeboarding champ

She’s just 17 years old, in Grade 11 and was crowned the Junior Women World Champion Wakeboarder at the WWA championships in  2017. This is an Amanzi exclusive with our very own homegrown wakeboarding sensation, Megan Nel.  Q: How did you get into wakeboarding? I got into wakeboarding when we went to our local cable park, Blue Rock at Sir Lowry’s Pass, as a family outing to do some fun outdoor activities.   I started with...

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Ecoboards – the future of sustainable surfing
Aug27

Ecoboards – the future of sustainable surfing

Most surfers are conservationists by default.  However, if we were to unpack the materials surfboards are made of, we may start to question our altruistic naturalist stance. Surfboards of polished wood  Gone are the original Hawaiian days of surfboards made of polished wood. Surfboards are built out of non-biodegradable foam, plastered with fiberglass, and then coated with toxic resins.  Surfboards are made almost entirely from...

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