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South Africans off to summit Kili for Caring4Girls

Each step to summit Mount Kilimanjaro, no matter how slowly it is taken, will be for beneficiaries of Caring4Girls, says Melissa Rehbock. She is...

Vilane shows the way to the top

sibusisovilane tbSibusiso Vilane is the first African, and one of only a handful of people, to accomplish the Explorers Grand Slam – the Goliath Challenge. He is a walking, talking advertisement for perseverance and resilience, spreading the message that "we Africans can reach great heights" around the world.

Vilane shows the way to the top

Sibusiso Vilane is the first African, and one of only a handful of people, to accomplish the Explorers Grand Slam – the Goliath Challenge. He is a walking, talking advertisement for perseverance and resilience, spreading the message that "we Africans can reach great heights" around the world.

Imbumba Foundation Caring 4 Girls

Menstruation is a difficult time for schoolgirls without access to feminine hygiene products; the Imbumba Foundation's Caring 4 Girls programme puts girls back in school by donating much-needed sanitary pads.

Will Vilane make North Pole history?

While most South Africans enjoy Easter activities at the beginning of April, action man Sibusiso Vilane is spending his time exploring the icy territory that is the North Pole.
Barefoot on the roof of Africa

We bow our heads in shame: Mbeki

Sibusiso Vilane’s trek to the top

As the first black African to summit Mount Everest and walk to the South Pole completely unaided, Sibusiso Vilane, 40, is one of South Africa’s – and indeed the continent’s – most inspirational heroes.
SA woman conquers the Seven Summits

South Pole adventurers return

The pair of adventurers who this year became the first South Africans to walk to the South Pole without any assistance has returned to home soil – and their next extreme adventure they say will be poles apart from this one.

SA duo make South Pole history

SA duo make South Pole history

Alex Harris and Sibusiso Vilane made history on Thursday when they became the first South African team to walk unassisted to the South Pole. The duo set out on their 65-day journey on 10 November, dragging 130kg sleds almost 1 200 kilometres across some of the most hostile terrain on the planet.
SA's double Everest triumph

South Africans on top of the world

Sibusiso Vilane has reached the summit of Everest for the second time, this time from the more difficult North Ridge. He was part of a team that included Alex Harris - now the second South African to have climbed the highest mountain on each of the seven continents.
SA's double Everest triumph

SA’s double Everest triumph

South Africa joined the rest of the world in celebrating the 50th anniversary of the conquest of Mount Everest last week, and two South Africans made sure the flag flew on top of the world. Game ranger Sibusiso Vilane made history in the process, becoming the first black African to summit the world's highest mountain.

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