Author Archive | Zane Groenewald

‘Masks for Medics’ re-ignites emergency COVID-19 relief fund to prepare for imminent 3rd wave

To prepare for the imminent third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, Masks for Medics, a non-profit initiative based in Cape Town, South Africa, is re-launching their crowdfunding campaign to supply non-hospital-based frontline healthcare workers with medical-grade personal protective equipment (PPE).  Masks for Medics was launched by a group of caring family doctors in May 2020, with the profound understanding that […]

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Hout Bay resident (19) takes on 27km ‘Freedom Paddle’ to provide community with 27 000 meals.

On Freedom Day, the 27th of April 2021, South African’s will celebrate 27 years of democracy. Inspired by the significance this day holds, Kola Cohen, a 19-year-old from Hout Bay, will be paddling 27km to provide 27,000 meals for vulnerable Capetonians. Kola Cohen (Image credit: Jacque Smit) Paddling on a prone board, Kola will be […]

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Gift of the Givers steps in to uplift Cape Town community after devastating blaze

On the 18th of April 2021, a devastating vegetation fire quickly spread towards the University of Cape Town, destroying iconic landmarks, including Rhodes Memorial’s restaurant, Mostert Mill, the UCT library as well as residences and upper campus buildings. Tasked with providing food and other essentials items to over 4000 students that have been displaced and […]

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Guinness World Record attempt for most consecutive half marathons to shatter mental health stigma

On the 8th of July 2021, Henry Cock (34), a business owner from Sandton, Johannesburg, will attempt to smash the Guinness World Record for most consecutive half marathons in a row, to uplift South Africans struggling with mental health, particularly during the lockdown. Henry, who is admittedly not a professional athlete, is training to take on 133 consecutive […]

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Stem cell donor attempts gruelling 7.4km swim for patients with blood-related cancers

Between the 5th and 9th of April, Christine Roos (29) – a passionate swimmer and philanthropist from Benoni – will brave the cold Atlantic in a 7,4km swim from Robben Island to Big Bay to raise R50 000 for the SA Bone Marrow Registry.  The historic Robben Island crossing, dubbed the “Island Escape” is described as “gruelling” by elite open-water […]

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Shark lovers brave the Fish Hoek exclusion zone, swimming 13km for shark safety.

While the iconic great white shark is without a doubt the most recognisable in False Bay in the Western Cape, it might surprise you that more than 20 different shark species have been seen in the region. Bringing awareness to the 13 lesser-known species that are commonly found on these shores, a group of enthusiastic swimmers will dive into the award-winning […]

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For Charities: How to find & support runners raising funds on your behalf #TOM2021

Non-profit organisations across South Africa are getting ready to take on Africa’s biggest running event, TOM Virtual Charity Challenge hosted by the Two Oceans Marathon from 30 March to 30 April 2021. Competing virtually for the second year in a row, due to the pandemic, charities are looking to raise much-needed funds and awareness for […]

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