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Are you up for a challenge? This is no ordinary challenge, this is something that will put you so far out of your comfort zone I don’t think any of you will make it, what do you say, you wanna play? Wait for it, a full marathon.....half naked(shorts and open shoes only), in a region above the arctic circle!!! Can’t be done right? Well, when you in -20 degrees Celsius, your skin will freeze, your heart will beat like a steam train, you become nauseous and there are all sorts of other issues to contend with...well Wim Hof has done it, and the only reason he did it, was to prove that you can put your mind over matter.
Good morning SA!
There is one thing that I can say about SA at the moment and that is it is a very exciting place to be. There is more good things happening than bad, this excludes the crime and politics, but even with this said I had some great experiences this last week which was encouraging.
I had to go and renew my vehicle registration, this would normally be a hour process, it took me 15min and that includes the time I had to fill in my form. If I had my paper work they sent me, it would have taken 5min.
The government has taken the Secrecy bill off the table for now for further investigation/analysis, which in my opinion is a great move that shows that our government does not just do things because they can, and that to me is good governance!
I went to Tulbagh for the weekend, and all I can say is that Tulbagh is a pretty awesome place to go away for a weekend, with horse riding(R 150), visiting the waterfalls in Tulbagh (R5/person), watching the rugby on the Sat. morning at the local Bistro with breakfast, R 40.00, wine farms, champagne farms and even chocolate farms, what more can you ask for! SA has some special places to visit, pretty damn awesome!
So my fellow SA men fans, there is more to be done in SA to make this a perfect home, but I will say that I am experiencing some great things at the moment.
I am just experiencing selective improvements, or am I being blinded by the window dressing? Have you also seen an improvement in your local government?
Dear SA, this is for all the peeps in SA ...
Last week I was at a show in Cape Town, manning a stand for a charity that I support. We gave a prize away to get people interested in the charity and what they do, to invite them to the charity’s events to help their fellow man. This was such a great experience for me, because I got to speak to people from all walks of life. Now I thought we live in a place where people see each other as the haves and the haves not, where the haves wants to stay away from the poor, and the poor want to take from the more fortunate!
Now this is where things changed, I couldn’t tell who had and who didn’t, but I really felt the compassion and willingness of people whom I spoke to - that you wanted to help their fellow man, your willingness to help others! This is a small percentage of the population, but the diversity and attitude of the crowd showed me that we all have that willingness to help, we just need to be given the opportunity. The people of SA have a inner willingness to help out, so I salute you SA. With this great attitude we will be a prosperous nation!
Newsletter: 25 August 2011
So the Springbok RWC team has been announced, and I think this is a very good team if everybody stays fit and strong, so hopefully we can bring the cup home! I think that will be just the right antidote we need to lift our spirits. Nothing like being world champions to get the country feeling the good vibrations. GO BOKKE!
There is something about SA that keeps on making me feel proud of being a SA citizen, and that is our ability to do things that is thought be impossible, and our ability to endure. We have guys like Ryan Sandes, Richard Child, Craig Egberink (SA man of the week), all who have done extra ordinary challenges to show that we have endurance running through our veins.
This got me thinking on how tough I am as a SA man, because if Richard at 57 years can swim the English channel, then surely I can do a triathlon at 38 years?
Have you done something crazy like this? Send me a pic or a story of how you have overcome your fear of enduring and achieved something that you never thought you would be able to do. We want to hear from you about what you have done so that we can share this with all the SA Men fans, so that you can inspire us to do more than just work, work and work?
Hey SA Men fans,
Gareth Cliff said on his show this morning how difficult it is to find positive stories in the news, and this struck a cord with me. Gareth is right, it is difficult to find positive stories, and I think the reason for this is a perceived notion that we just want to read about other peoples misfortune, so the media provides us with this news, and it sells. Yes, there is enough bad ass stuff going on in the world, and when it affects you directly, you want to know whats happening, but surely there is space for the positive stories as well!
This is where SA Men Online comes in, we want you guys to know that we will be doing our best to bring you the news that will have a positive impact on your lives. Yes, there might be some stories about petrol price hikes and economic factors that are getting worse and so forth, but that is not what life is all about here in SA and we want to make sure that we bring you news that will uplift the spirits of all you SA Men out there!
Hi Guys and Girls,
Firstly, to all our women readers, we wish you a wonderful Women’s month - without you in our lives there would not be much to live for!
We are getting more and more readers on a monthly basis, and nearly 50% of our new readers are female, which shows that the women in our lives care about us guys and what we get up to, this is a thank you to all the amazing women we have that support SAmen.co.za and who support the men in SA!
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Hey SA Men!
Have you been to your local track yet? Well this is not something one thinks of doing very often, but I did this on Saturday! I popped down to the Melkbos 4x4 track, which is the Cape Moto-X club’s race track and what an awesome experience.They had their club race day, where I bumped into an old school friend of mine who’s laaitie was riding. The family atmosphere and the kiddies racing against each other was something to behold, try it, you might just like it even if you don’t ride yourself!
This past weekend was probably one of the most exciting weekends that the SA Men team have had, why? Because we went racing! We unfortunately could not make the Silverstone Grand Prix so we decided to go to Oudtshoorn instead for the National Stock Car racing, and on Saturday the other SA Men team members went to Killarney for the regional short circuit racing. Nothing beats a weekend of burning tyres, crashing into opponents and the sound of thundering V8 engines giving it horns. The best thing of all is that this is not exclusive to us guys, the kids loved it, wives and girlfriends were all kitted out, and parents could not help but support their offspring.
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We also take a peek at the Land Rover’s new Freelander and, apparently, there’s a new way to quit smoking without gaining weight - it's called exercise and moderate eating but who are we to argue with science?
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