The Next World (Wa)te(r) Crisis
Dec06

The Next World (Wa)te(r) Crisis

Cape Town was the first major modern city to face a water crisis. In the next couple of months to years, capital cities all over the world will also face the threat of running out of clean water.    “The notion that water is plentiful – it covers 70% of the planet – is false, as only 2.5% of all water is freshwater.” “The notion that water is plentiful – it covers 70% of the planet – is false, as only 2.5% of all...

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Seal Snorkeling & Kayaking With Bucketlist
Nov15

Seal Snorkeling & Kayaking With Bucketlist

We sent our Amanzi detectives to check out two of Bucketlist’s water-focused adventures packages.   Bucketlist is a Cape Town based adventure business. The team members are local and lekker – kind, supportive and patient guides who made us feel comfortable and safe wherever we went. Most importantly, the Bucketlist team is genuinely passionate about their water-job and delivering the best quality service. First, we did:...

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A Millennial’s Solution to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch Problem
Nov07

A Millennial’s Solution to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch Problem

“FOR SOCIETY TO PROGRESS, WE SHOULD NOT ONLY MOVE FORWARD BUT ALSO CLEAN UP AFTER OURSELVES.” – BOYAN SLAT, CEO & FOUNDER “Let’s face it – humans are by nature careless with trash” With an exponential increase in plastic and waste materials throughout the years, it was time for an ocean cleanup solution conceived by a Millennial. The problem of plastic pollution, and waste material...

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A Tribute to Swimming Icon Theodore Yach
Oct19

A Tribute to Swimming Icon Theodore Yach

One of South Africa’s most celebrated long-distance swimmers and veteran of 108 Robben Island swims passed away on October 17,  at just 60 years leaving Cape Town swimming community reeling in immense sadness.       A legend’s legacy Theodore’s swimming journey started in his twenties against the backdrop of a provincial swimming and water polo career.  After finishing his studies, he decided to follow in the footsteps of his...

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Free Diving – A Breathtaking Love Affair
Oct04

Free Diving – A Breathtaking Love Affair

We had the pleasure of chatting to the magical Daniela from Cape Town Freediving. How did you get into freediving? Daniela: “My fascination with water started at a very young age. If I look at my baby album, I was swimming before I was walking.  So it’s always been something very close to me. Through times of strife, water was my place of safety so to speak.  Water has always been a place of happiness I suppose, creativity...

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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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