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Nothing significant – Aden Thomas

There is nothing significant about my story”…

Aden-Thomas-CopyI smiled, and tried to reassure him that, ‘Yes, your story is significant’. His statement, however, was not one of insecurity or a lack of self-worth or even modesty. Instead, it was a statement of concern…

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I am enough – Fanie van der Merwe

Beijing 2008 podium moment

Beijing 2008 podium moment

Van der Merwe ended his twelve-year career as a professional athlete by winning bronze in the Rio 2016 Paralympics, in the 100m T37. He gave his all and clocked a time of 11:54, the same as the silver medalist. He unfortunately had to settle for the bronze medal as his component went for the head dip before him. Van der Merwe was the defending champion, having won gold in both Beijing 2008, and London 2012. The 30 year old handed the baton over to his 23 year old teammate Charl du Toit who won gold and set a new world record.

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More than just the guy from Idols – Karabo Mogane

Karabo-Mogane-4After winning the South African Idols competition in 2015, Karabo Mogane’s one true hope is that he will not only be remember for winning Idols, “I do not only want to be known as the guy who won Idols. I would love to have an impact in this world and leave a legacy”.

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“Turn your passion into a business” – Christine Meintjes

headWhen I asked Christine to tell me who “Christine Meintjes” is, her first response was to clarify that she is indeed and firstly, Christine van Niekerk, and that Christine Meintjes was her brand.

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Vision means perfect sight- Ilse Hayes

11407188_10153955082703275_1697065738909235067_n“I want to be the best in the world” is probably the most common phrase uttered by so many people, however for most of us that phrase remains a dream.  On 23 April 2015, Ilse Hayes’s dream came true as she became the fastest female Para-athlete in the world. She broke the previous 100m world record of 11:99 with an impressive 11:89 seconds at the IPC Athletics Grand Prix in Brazil.

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