We’ve become better people through Surfing
Jul10

We’ve become better people through Surfing

On a beautiful Winter’s morning, Amanzi Mag met with some of the surf coaches at Waves 4 Change – our surf therapy community programme. The venue was not the typical surf spot, instead, we met at Monwabisi Beach. We chatted to these inspiring guys who have turned their lives around through surfing. From a Life of Gangsterism Lwandile and Kanyiso are both 22 and live in Kuyasa Township off Baden Powell Drive. They first...

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Seven life lessons swimming can teach you
Jul03

Seven life lessons swimming can teach you

There’s more to swimming than early mornings and bad tan lines. And it’s not all about the medals and breaking records. Competitive Canadian swimmer Olivier Poirier-Leroy shares these 7 fundamentals that swimming will teach you about life. 1.  Work hard for the things you want There are no short-cuts or silver bullets. Hard work pays dividends both in the swimming pool and in life. Some goals take an inordinate amount of effort and...

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We team up with Waves For Change
Apr18

We team up with Waves For Change

Amanzi has joined forces with Waves for Change (W4C) – an award-winning surf therapy programme that is changing lives, one wave at a time. We have chosen this inspiring programme as our social responsibility partner going forward. Today we introduce their incredible work and the impact they are making in Africa. Surf Therapy where it all began The inspiration started with Ashoka Fellow Tim Conibear who is an avid surfer. After...

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For the Love of the Game of Water Polo
Dec06

For the Love of the Game of Water Polo

He loves water polo. He is the Chairman of Western Province Aquatics Water Polo and the Head of Water Polo at Reddam Constantia, coaching the junior boys and senior girls. He is ‘Mr Water Polo’ and his name is Grant Mackenzie. Amanzi Mag had the pleasure of sharing a coffee with him and chatting all things water polo in South Africa. His Water Polo Journey Grant played school tennis and water polo at St Stithians. Both at a...

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Granadilla Lollies inspire local Swimwear Label
Nov14

Granadilla Lollies inspire local Swimwear Label

Granadilla Swimwear has taken the online and retail fashion space by storm. Inspired by Cape Town’s Summer beach anthem “Ice-cream, cole drink, granadilla lolly” two entrepreneurs had an ‘AHA’ moment and a brand was born. Amanzi chatted to Josh Meltz and Adam Duxbury, the dynamic duo behind the fruity, colourful and funky Granadilla brand. Celebrating Local Creatives Adam and Josh set out to create a proudly South African swimwear...

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Water Polo Coaching at its Best with SA Water Polo Royalty
Apr01

Water Polo Coaching at its Best with SA Water Polo Royalty

Water Polo Coaching at its Best with SA Water Polo Royalty Paul Martin Life is full of moments when people, with all good intentions, give you some advice which they think will inspire you to change your life and become all you can be. Coaches are always telling their athletes to make the most of every training session and make the most of every opportunity, but some coaches have the magic! Paul Martin, Professional Water Polo Coach,...

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