The Put Foot Rally bills itself as the "the greatest social rally on the face of the earth”, promising 7 countries, 7 checkpoints, 7 parties and 7000 km in 17 days. Quite a challenge, you think? You choose your wheels (which can range from a Toyota Corolla to a classic Range Rover), name your team and make your way through the checkpoints, which include the Fish River Canyon, Victoria Falls, Etosha, Caprivi Strip, Kariba Dam and Vilankulos. Teams of The Put Foot Rally automatically support charities of their choice annual favorites are Project Rhino and the Bobs for Good Foundation Following the inaugural 2012 event, minor changes have been effected to make it that much more brilliant, as if it needed to be!
In the old days, women and boxing used to have more to do with cardboard and string than with hand-to-hand combat. Punch was a refreshingly dangerous drink, a round was a circular adjective and there used to be a need to put a ring on a women’s finger and not to put a woman into a ring. In 2013, this evolution will reach the next step as 20 beautiful Joburg women are set to compete in a boxing spectacle like no other in Urban Amazonia. Urban Amazonia is a boxing competition that will see a group of specially selected, gorgeous ladies go head to head in a mix of beauty and bruises, with all money raised going to charity. The battling Amazonians will be aged between 18 and 30 and will receive 9 months of rigorous training before
Although the link between facial hair and the treatment of cancer is a tenuous one, this Thursday marks the beginning of the moustache-themed month of Movember- a time proudly used by men everywhere to raise awareness about men’s health by employing the unique medium of moustache growing. Movember is a worldwide phenomenon that aims to raise awareness and vital funds for men’s health, specifically prostate cancer and other cancers that affect men. To participate and make you own hairy mark on the Movember landscape, you first need to be able to grow a moustache. Second, you must register on the official Movember website and enter the month clean-shaven. As your facial hair begins to develop throughout the month, reminding
Jean Craven and Tim Ziehl are not your average swimmers. Like Nemo’s dad, these skilled water-lovers decided to use their aquatic abilities for good and, in 2009, set up a charity called ‘Jean and Tim Swim.’ Little did they know that this simple step (or initial plunge) would become madswimmer.com. Madswimmer is an initiative that stems from two men’s love of endurance swimming and an overwhelming desire to help others. The pair’s first charity swim in 2009 was from Europe to Africa. This journey took the swimmers across the Straits of Gibraltar and totalled a mammoth 17 km. In 2010 Jean, along with newcomers Evan Feldman and Colin Franks, swam the 12 km’s from Asia to Europe- a route that took them through sections
How does an all expenses paid trip through Europe, valued at R43 000 sound? Thanks to The Big Issue and Busabout, this could be yours come the end of July. The Big Issue is more than just a magazine that people try to sell you on pavements and at busy intersections. It is a tool of social commentary, transformation and empowerment for many. Add this to the efforts of Europe’s favourite bus tour company and you have the chance to win this amazing prize. The competition winner- and another lucky person of their choice- will get a 6 stops flexi trip through Europe (with 9 countries and 33 stops to choose from), plus 8 days hopping islands in Ibiza and 5 days camping in Pamplona. All airfares and taxes are covered, leaving the
Making a difference through social media Social media has covered some fascinating ground. From its inception and almost supernatural ability to connect long lost friends, colleagues and lovers, to giving people the chance to share everything from their nail polish preferences to their bowel movements, social media has infiltrated each and every corner of our daily lives. But it’s not all about bored narcissists sitting at their PC’s that make up this virtual universe. Thanks to #TBDZA (Twitter-driven blanket drive), this powerful medium has been used to achieve massive charitable goals in South Africa, and looks to grow even more this year. #TBDZA Is the country’s largest social media-fuelled
Where futures are created As far as education and the youth of South Africa are concerned, we are told endlessly of the shortcomings, anguish and projected bleak futures of our young people. It’s not all doom and gloom, however, and this can be seen vividly in the activities, goals and dedication of City Kidz. This inner city, private school provides premium education to pupils from Grade R through to Grade 7. Unlike other schools in the area that occupy high-rise buildings and dingy play areas, City Kidz provides a safe, stimulating and exciting environment for its learners. This includes clean, brightly-lit classrooms and a 3000m2 outdoor, open-air recreational space. At City Kidz, over 250 pupils are