My #NGOs4Africa Campaign – Week Two Reflections

This blog covers the period from 16-22 July 2018. The second week of my #NGOs4Africa Campaign is done. I published a number of interesting NGO profiles and articles on my blog, attended the 16th Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture, which was delivered by former US President Barack Obama, and completed some tough training sessions in between.... Continue Reading →

Open Democracy Advice Centre – Transparency in Action

The Open Democracy Advice Centre (ODAC) was established in 2001 with a mission to promote open and transparent democracy, foster a culture of corporate and government accountability, and assist people in South Africa to be able to realize their human rights. By promoting transparency, enhancing access to information, supporting whistleblowers and liberating data, ODAC aims... Continue Reading →

Big Red Run 2017 – Stage Five

28 June 2017 - The Long Stage. The Long Stage is the ultimate test of a multi-stage desert race. By now you are already tired after running long distances on consecutive days, and you still have to conquer, both mentally and physically, the longest distance of the race. The Long Stage during the Big Red... Continue Reading →

Big Red Run 2017 – Stage Four

27 June 2017. Another stage is done. I finished today's 31km in 4h17, joint eighth. Although a shorter stage compared to the previous three days, it was another day of relentless sand and sand dune running. My feet are really tender and not in good shape, but now it is just "vasbyt" to the end.... Continue Reading →

Big Red Run 2017 – Stage Three

26 June 2017. The third stage of the 2017 Big Red Run is done, but it was a tough day at the office. I finished the 42km in 5h28 and eighth overall today. We crossed close to 30 sand dunes and combined with running through open veld my feet and legs took a hammering today.... Continue Reading →

Big Red Run 2017 – Stage Two

25 June 2017. The second stage of the 2017 Big Red Run is over. I finished the 42km stage in 4h44, another fifth place. Today was much cooler compared to yesterday, with more runnable sections. However, we finished with a tough 3km sand dune section at the end. My feet and body are still in... Continue Reading →

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