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#StrongWomen Feature: Botle Kayamba

Botle Kayamba was diagnosed with an Ameloblastoma type 3 tumour, which led to swelling in her face and the loss of her left jaw. The tumour eventually ended her modelling career. Today, Botle is a successful personal trainer and an inspiring strong woman in her community and in the fitness industry. We catch up with Botle to find out more ...

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Actress, Singer and Adrenaline-Junkie Jade Hübner

Jade Hübner by Gareth Barclay

TV presenter, model, actress, MC, entrepreneur, singer, adrenalin junkie, and part-time B.Com student, Jade Hübner is a multi-talented woman. Her dream is to take over the entertainment industry in a big way. Having started her working career at the age of 15 as a model, maths tutor and waitress, Jade knew that only hard work and sheer determination would ultimately ...

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OCR Champion Carina Marx

Carina Marx

Obstacle Course Racing (OCR) is one of the fastest growing sports in the world and Carina Marx is no stranger to the industry.  Sports Discipline: Obstacle Course Racing Champion Age: 34 Resides: Johannesburg, South Africa  Achievements: Qualified for European OCR Champs 21 May 2017, Netherlands Qualified for Spartan World Champs 27 May 2017, Spain 2016 SA OCR Champs –  3rd elite lady 2016 World OCR ...

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Olympic Hurdler Gézelle Carleigh Magerman

Gezelle Carleigh Magerman

Gézelle Carleigh Magerman is a 400m and 400m hurdle specilist. Her athletics career began when she was in primary school. “Since day one I’ve loved running, mainly because I love the feeling it gives me. I’ve had to balance school and athletics from a young age, so it’s not difficult for me to adapt to a changing environment. Not only ...

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Hard Enduro Rider – Kirstin Landman

kirstin landman

Being brought up in a motorcycle family, the bug bit Kirsten at a very young age. Riding and racing is Kirsten’s passion and has become a lifestyle for her. The challenge of being a female rider competing against the boys in the tough terrains that they ride in is what she thrives on. Each ride, race or training session accomplished ...

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Ultramarathoner Gerda Steyn

Gerda Steyn is a rising star in the world of ultra-running. She grew up in the Free State and only started taking running seriously two years ago, after finishing her first Comrades Marathon. “With the help of Nedbank Running Club, I managed to improve significantly as a runner, and decided to pursue my dream of becoming a professional. I’m a ...

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African XCO Champion Bianca Haw

Bianca Haw was always going to be a mountain biker. As daughter to the effervescent ‘Farmer Glen’ Haw, the man behind world-famous races such as Sani2c, Imana Wild Ride and joBerg2c, she was around the sport from a young age. Although professional cycling was on her radar from early on, the KwaZulu-Natal youngster followed her own path playing a variety ...

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Olympic Sprinter – Alyssa Conley 

Alyssa Conley

Alyssa Conley (aka ACSpeedstar) lives in Johannesburg, South Africa. She has completed her undergraduate degree in Sports Psychology and her Honors degree in Sports Management at the University of Johannesburg. Alyssa first showed her talent and hard work as a youngster representing South Africa at the Pacific School Championships in Australia, where she placed second in the 200m and took gold ...

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Alpine Ski Champion Lindsey Vonn

  American Lindsey Vonn is alpine skiing’s poster girl. She is as ruthless, brilliant and successful as they come in the competitive world of alpine racing. Hailing from Saint Paul, Minnesota, Lindsey set her sights on becoming a world-class skier after meeting her childhood hero, Picabo Street at the age of nine.  By age 18, she’d won three World Cup ...

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MTB Downhill World Champ – Rachel Atherton

Over the years, Rachel Atherton has become a major player in downhill racing. After winning a host of categories in 2005, she was named Times Young Sportswoman of the Year and hasn’t looked back since. She totally dominated the women’s downhill circuit in 2008, winning the World Cup overall and taking World Championship gold. On her way to the World ...

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