Hearts & Heroes

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Living My African Dream

Proudly South African blogger Nicole Eddy is the co-creator of inbound travel company My African Dream, where every trip booked contributes towards sustainability and conservation.

The sustainability of Africa’s natural heritage is a primary focus for My African Dream.

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African Heroes: Five-star ambassadors

A passion for what they do makes these proud Africans and their acts of service an asset to our beautiful continent.

Africans contributing to growth and development of the southern African region through self-started causes.

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African Heroes: Kenya's wildlife conservationist and "maji man" (water man)

A passion for what they do makes these proud Africans and their acts of service an asset to our beautiful continent.

Since 2016, a terrible drought set in on much of Kenya. Patrick Kilonzo, a sisal and pea farmer, couldn't stand seeing not only the plight of the people and farm animals but also the wildlife in Kenya’s Tsavo West National Park.

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Local Heroes: Hands of change

Inspirational stories about remarkable South Africans!

Born of the humble offer to teach people to crochet, Ukuthunga Handmade exudes virtue with beautiful artisanal products such as plant baskets, storage solutions, rugs and shopping bags to doorstops created by the hands of these women.

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Local Heroes: Taking wildlife photography to new heights

Inspirational stories about remarkable South Africans!

A look at the work of renowned wildlife photographer, Heinrich van den Berg.

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Local Heroes: Tasting change

Inspirational stories about remarkable South Africans!

The Colour of Wine tells the remarkable story of South Africa’s transition from apartheid to democracy through the personal journeys of black winemakers.

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African Heroes: Destigmatising mental health issues

A passion for what they do makes these proud Africans and their acts of service an asset to our beautiful continent.

Sitawa Wafula, mental health advocate and strategist, philanthropist and social entrepreneur from Nairobi, Kenya.

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Local Heroes: The Klaserie Canine Unit handlers & dogs

Inspirational stories about remarkable South Africans!

There are many dedicated men and women who are at the forefront of the war of protecting Africa’s rhinos, but this job requires more than just manpower.

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African Heroes: The Heroes of Travel 2018

A passion for what they do makes these proud Africans and their acts of service an asset to our beautiful continent.

These South African and southern Africans were lauded in The Heroes of Travel 2018, by Australian Traveller website – www.traveller.com.au

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Local Heroes: Building strong new bridges

Inspirational stories about remarkable South Africans!

One of the most prominent events affecting tourism and trade in our region is the inauguration of Africa’s newest and largest suspension bridge, the Maputo-Katembe Bridge, in November last year.