South Africa retirees sailing the oceans
Jun18

South Africa retirees sailing the oceans

For many people, retirement means a lot of things.  Slowing down, putting your feet up and perhaps playing bingo or bowls?  But for a retired South African couple, it meant loading up everything on their boat and sailing the Atlantic Ocean and into Central Illinois. Lots of boats sail through the Illinois River but it’s very rare that a boater will come all the way from South Africa. Retired South African businessman, Nicolas...

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How Millennials can play a role in saving our fish
Jun06

How Millennials can play a role in saving our fish

Seafood and sunny South Africa go together like peas and carrots. However, these days that match is not made in heaven.  More than 80% of the world’s commercial fish species are fully exploited or unsustainable. Amanzi takes a closer look at why and how Millennials can mitigate further decline. The current fish scenario in our Oceans The World Bank reports that consumption has doubled in the past 30 years.  Not only are we eating and...

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Gone Surfing No Matter What
May30

Gone Surfing No Matter What

A former pro-surfer and SA Masters Surfing Champ 2016, she is now leading the charge of bringing Adaptive Surfing to our shores.  We chatted to Tasha Mentasti, a dynamic and pioneering surf ninja who personifies all there is to love about Surfing. Q: What have been some of the major milestones in your career that got you to SA champ status in 2016? I have been fortunate to enjoy the sport of surfing for over 2 decades.  As a former...

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Above the Clouds with Pro Kitesurfer Carl Ferreira
May18

Above the Clouds with Pro Kitesurfer Carl Ferreira

We chatted to pro kitesurfer Carl Ferreira – a vibrant and super talented athlete who is a homegrown Capetonian, learnt to kiteboard at 10 and is now making waves and catching big air on the international circuit. Q: What are your major successes in your kitesurfing career? Achieving 1st at the South African Kitesurf Champs. Placing 2nd in the worlds biggest kitesurfing race. Also recently signing with an Italian Kitesurf brand called...

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From refugee to long-distance swimming sensation
Apr23

From refugee to long-distance swimming sensation

Meet Arafat Gatabazi. A refugee from the DRC Congo who arrived in South Africa in 2012 and ended up at the street children’s home, the Homestead. By 2014 he was named long-distance Swimmer of the Year and now runs the Granadilla Swimming Academy. We find out more about his extraordinary journey and remarkable resilience.  Q: What was life like at the Homestead? A: Life was very different there; most of the children had little to no...

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