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Three Peaks Challenge to raise money for a

Three Peaks Challenge to raise money for a "Dumisani Ndaba HPW Award"

Personal message

Over the Christmas holidays, a good friend of mine, Dumisani Ndaba, passed away tragically in a motorbike accident. The sad news of his passing has motivated me to do something to raise money for charity. I decided on raising money for a programme he volunteered for and cared deeply about: The Habitable Planet Programme. Habitable Planet is a programme that helps inspire more black South Africans to persue careers in science, particularly those from disadvantaged. Dumisani had both been through the programme and trained as a facilitator for it, running a HPW schools programme in the Gauteng region. You can find more about it here:


Although the programme does great work and offers places at workshops for free (kindly sponsored by the Department of Science and Technology), it is oversubscribed by a factor of 4 applicants for each place. On back-a-buddy I’m hoping to raise money for a bursary to support student to attend Habitable Planet activities which will be named in Dumisani's honor. 


To do so my family and I will attempt the Three Peak's challenge: climbing Table Mountain, Devil's Peak and Lion's Head in one day. We are asking for sponsorship to initiate this award and will therefore upload pictures as we attempt the challenge.


Date: Friday 6th January. 


  • Jan 09, 2017 - R 50.00
  • "......" - Keneilwe Montjane

  • Jan 09, 2017 - R 100.00
  • "RIP Dunmi....all the best with the challenge tomorrow " - Beatrice

  • Jan 06, 2017 - R 500.00
  • "Congratulations on successfully completing your challenge! " - Marianne Evers

  • Jan 06, 2017 - R 100.00
  • "Dumisani was a great guy, we join the Palmers, ACCESS and our friends in honoring him. RIP Dumisani" - Green Shift Africa

  • Jan 06, 2017 - R 200.00
  • "RIP Dumisani. You had good friends who think about you even when you are no more. Well done to the Palmer's" - Sisanda

  • Jan 06, 2017 - R 500.00
  • "Well done and good luck guys. We are fully behind you.." - Sam

  • Jan 06, 2017 - R 300.00
  • "Lala ngokuthula Skhokho. Good luck team." - Thandeka Kathi

  • Jan 05, 2017 - USD $ 14.63
  • "Good luck folks!" - Anonymous

  • Jan 05, 2017 - R 200.00
  • "For my friend Dumisani Ndaba " - Palesa Modise

  • Jan 04, 2017 - R 200.00
  • "Good Luck " - Alex Richter & Thulie Ndida

  • Jan 04, 2017 - R 100.00
  • "R.I.P Dumisani" - Barry

  • Jan 03, 2017 - USD $ 36.43
  • "To reaching peaks" - NB

  • Jan 03, 2017 - R 300.00
  • "This is a great idea. Dumisani was a great guy and it is wonderful to have his will and love for the programme continue even after his passing. Good luck with the hike and let me know if I can join in" - Lavhelesani Simba

  • Jan 03, 2017 - R 200.00
  • "Great idea! Good luck with the hike! Going to be a tough one!" - Raissa

  • Jan 03, 2017 - R 150.00
  • "May this launch another to even greater heights" - Khalid

  • Jan 03, 2017 - R 500.00
  • "Wonderful idea in memory of a great guy. Good luck Carl and family! " - Hayley

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Donations to date

R 4 099.99

Fundraising target

R 5 000.00



The ACCESS Habitable Planet Workshop (HPW) programme uses an innovative curriculum centering around the uniqueness of South Africa, to inspire more young black/ female South Africans to take up careers in Science research.