9-year old Guillaume Olivier from Fish Hoek will aim to become the youngest ever South African to summit Mount Kilimanjaro. Olivier, an avid hiker and sports lover, will attempt to climb the highest peak in Africa in August, in memory of fallen firefighters who risked their lives to save people. Olivier will also raise funds for the Fish Hoek Fire Station.
Olivier says he’s very excited about the climb and he will be accompanied by his father during this adventurous challenge.
Follow Guilluame’s journey on his Facebook page (Live your dream – Guillaume Olivier) where he showcases some of his beautiful hikes in preparation for the trip.

After serving an incredible 33 years in the South African Police Service, twins Laurentius and Bouwer Schoonwinkel (53), recently received a hero’s farewell by their former colleagues at the Khayelitsha Police station. The brothers who are avid long-distance-runners and adventurers, recently decided to step down from their duties as captains due to personal reasons.

The pair will however not stop doing good as their next mission is to take on fundraising walks for charities.

One of the twins, Laurentius says it was both fun and challenging to work alongside his brother all these years, and they are looking forward towards the next chapter of their lives.

 

Young girls from a small community are learning the art of sowing to sustain themselves, thanks to the 98 year old sewing-work-teacher Tannie Grietjie Barry from Amalienstein near Calitzdorp. Tannie Grietjie has been sewing since she was 7 years old and decided to share her skills and experience with women in her community.
She occasionally uses her pension money to offer lessons to young women and also makes attire for the community’s riel-dansers.
Aunt Grietjie says it is a wonderful feeling to see the many young women interested in her sewing-lessons.

 

It’s all systems go for the world’s largest cycle race – the 2020 edition of the Cape Town Cycle Tour. The race which starts on Sunday, 8 March, has already brought hundreds of tourists from across the world to the Mother City, with 35000 participants riding the 109km route across the Cape Peninsula. There is also the small matter of the Coronavirus outbreak to take into consideration but according to the race Director, Dave Bellairs the race will take place.

Bellairs says they are monitoring the situation with regards to the coronavirus outbreak, and they are working very closely with both provincial and national health authorities. This after several participants from red zone countries cancelled their entries.

Meanwhile the City of Cape Town has advised the public about the possible road closures on the day of the event. Click on the link below for more information on the road closures.  http://bit.do/CT-Road-Closure

Picture: CTCTT – Cape Town Cycle Tour – 2019
Picture: CTCTT – Cape Town Cycle Tour – 2019
Cape Town Cycle Tour 10th March 2019. Photo: CTCTT

At just five years old little Miguel Sethole from Thornton can read novels and has a love for engineering. Being home-schooled since he was only 7 months old,  he has progressed very well with his learning capabilities and has the ability to read most books and novels with proper understanding. His mother Gladys Sethole says Miguel has progressed so well that he can now enroll at Curro Durbanville, but is need of funding to do so.

“Curro is an independent school with a minimum number of students in each class which allows for more one on one interaction with the educator. Miguel has irregular concentration patterns that he requires constant attention and can be articulate if really guided, he expresses himself through creativity.”

To help little Miguel with funds for an opportunity to learn at Curro Durbanville, visit his Backabuddy crowdfunding page.