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A man of principle – Cecil Afrika

Cecil Afrika is currently South Africa’s top points scorer on the Sevens World Series circuit, and third highest try scorer with 156 tries. “It is not about personal achievements. It is important that we follow the processes in order to reach our end goal as a team.” 

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InVisible – Eli Wolff

Eli Wolff is a former USA Paralympian soccer player and current Mentoring Coordinator at Partners for Youth with Disabilities based in Boston. He is also the co-director of the Sport and Society Fellowship programme at Brown University. I met Eli at the end of last year, after he delivered a thought provoking talk at Stellenbosch University, where he highlighted three fundamental concepts, strategic to my interest; Sport, Inclusivity, and Diversity. I was curious to know more, and arranged a coffee.

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Just keep straight – Hendri Herbst

in the poolHendri Herbst is a South African Paralympic swimmer. The 24 year old came third in the 100m freestyle and added a bronze medal to team SA’s collection at the London 2012 Paralympics. Recently, he won the 50m, and came second in the 100m freestyle at the 2016 European Champs, while recovering from a shoulder injury. He is managing his injury, and hopes to continue his podium performance during the Rio Paralympics, and bring back a few medals.

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Love is patient, love is kind – Christine Kalmer

singleChristine Kalmer is one of three marathon (42km) runners to represent South Africa at the Olympic Games in Rio later this year. Kalmer had the second fastest marathon time in the country clocking at 2:33:43, for the qualifying period.

“Competing in the Olympics is every athlete’s dream”

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Living Plan A – Arnu Fourie

12065871_10153705794833390_1773068797953836181_nEvery four years the world assembles to compete in the biggest international sporting event. The London 2012 Summer Paralympics, was such a time, one that left a lasting impact on Arnu Fourie’s life. He will never forget the moment where he stood on the podium alongside Oscar Pistorius, Samkelo Radebe and Zivan Smith to receive the gold medal for winning the 4x100m Paralympic relay in a world record time of 41.78 seconds.

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