Two Sailing Conductors & a Mantis
Aug13

Two Sailing Conductors & a Mantis

It was the Dalai Lama that said: “Once a year, go some place you’ve never been before”. When two music-loving dudes set sail from Sydney to Berlin for the love of music, they were going to a lot of places (31 countries). And then SA’s enigmatic muso, Jack Mantis, joined them. The Sailing Conductors Ben and Hannes were two German sound engineers, aspiring musicians and had just graduated.  They weren’t going to follow a...

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LaMuse Classic Women’s Surfing Event
Jul13

LaMuse Classic Women’s Surfing Event

In honour of Women’s Month, the LaMuse Classic women’s longboard surfing event will be held in Muizenberg, Cape Town this August.   LaMuse is a love of the Ocean The LaMuse Classic is a dynamic event that encourages women of all ages, backgrounds and varying capabilities, who might otherwise feel intimidated to surf in a regular contest, to come together to enjoy and share a common love for the ocean. As the name “LaMuse”...

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This SA diver volunteered in Thai Rescue Mission
Jul11

This SA diver volunteered in Thai Rescue Mission

The plight of the Thai soccer team and the heroic cave rescue mission has gripped the world for the past weeks.  Who would have thought that a South African diver was part of the rescue mission?   The Nightmare Rescue Mission  The world breathed a collective sigh of relief yesterday as the gruelling 17-day ordeal for the 12 boys and their coach was finally over thanks to an epic rescue mission.  The group ventured into the vast cave...

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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 and...

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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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