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The sky is not the limit for African astronaut Mandla Maseko

Nelson Mandela taught us not to let our circumstances stop us from achieving greatness. Mandla Maseko is doing just that. A part-time DJ from Mabopane who had to put his studies on hold because of financial constraints, is to become the first black astronaut.

The sky is not the limit for African astronaut Mandla Maseko

Nelson Mandela taught the world plenty of things; notably, don't let your circumstances stop you from achieving greatness. Mandla Maseko is doing just that. A part-time DJ from Mabopane who had to put his studies on hold because of financial constraints, he is to be the first black astronaut.

From township to space, the world’s first black African astronaut

It's a long way from Mabopane to outer space, but Mandla Maseko has strapped on his boots and is on the way there. The young DJ will be the first black African astronaut, after beating a million or so contestants to win the global Axe Apollo Space Academy competition.

Testing human limits - for a good cause

Testing human limits – for a good cause

Adventurer Sean Conway, who takes on big challenges to raise money for good causes, has a soft spot for the Save the Rhino campaign. Following a recent visit to South Africa, Conway tells Brad Morgan about his next big challenge: to swim the entire length of Great Britain.

Down the !Gariep River by kayak

Three Cape Town scientists paddled more than 2 000km from its source in the Lesotho highlands, across the continent, and ended with the fishermen of Alexander Bay. They came back with great stories and vital data for conservation, botany and climate change.
Paddling through Northern Cape paradise

Take a trip to Northern Cape

The Northern Cape is a vast, open land of breathtaking landscapes and ancient history. Kimberley, the old diamond-mining town, is the provincial capital, and a good place to start your adventure through this surprising, beautiful part of the world.
• Khoisan couple home at last

South Africa: adventure heaven!

South Africa: adventure heaven!

South Africa offers 3 000 kilometres of coastline along with breathtaking mountains - often side by side. The country's diverse terrain, together with an ideal climate for outdoor activities, make it a rich hunting ground for adrenaline seekers.

Stellenbosch on a bicycle

Outdoor enthusiasts who may also enjoy a bit of history, fine wine and decadent chocolates now have a new tourism offering – guided bicycle tours through the scenic town of Stellenbosch and the surrounding Western Cape winelands.
SA wine consumers on the rise

Paragliding in South Africa

Paragliding in South Africa

If you're into paragliding or hang gliding, South Africa has a real treat in store for you. From the amazing thermals of the hot Northern Cape to the fantastic ridge soar and scenic flying of the coastal provinces ... the sky is the limit!
Sport and recreational flying in SA

Sport and recreational flying in SA

Africa is known for the blueness of its skies. And here on the southern tip of Africa, in South Africa, those skies offer an ideal opportunity to learn how to fly from world- class instructors in a wide range of awesome locations.

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