Sbonelo Khwela Goes For The Throne
Mar01

Sbonelo Khwela Goes For The Throne

This year, Sbonelo Khwela, the eight-time champion is on his way to becoming a world leader in canoeing.  Khwela has done extremely well in K1 and K2, and is preparing to dominate even more, after finishing second at the Dusi Canoe Marathon a few weeks ago. At the Non-Stop Dusi, paddlers are kitted with a number of several options, that are not available during the three-day Dusi. In this case, paddlers run for much...

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Reddam Girls Smashed Inter-Schools Water Polo
Oct22

Reddam Girls Smashed Inter-Schools Water Polo

It’s been an amazing season for Reddam House!  All their teams made the semi-finals and five out of their eight teams made the finals in the Inter-Schools Water Polo Tournament held on 16 October.  1st Team Girls Water Polo:  Coach Grant Mackenzie led his 1st team girls to a final gold medal.  A fitting achievement to the end of his era as Head of Reddam House Water Polo.  This phenomenal team complete...

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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...

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Waves For Change
Apr18

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.    Surf Therapy  The inspiration started with Ashoka Fellow Tim Conibear who is an avid surfer. After graduating from a UK University, he spent hours in South African waters doing what he loves most. He initially started a small surfing club in Masiphumelele Township. The club...

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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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