Environmental activist Lewis Gordon Pugh’s recent a record-breaking plunge through the frigid waters of a Himalayan lake has capped an illustrious career of extreme swimming expeditions, which began off the coast of South Africa 23 years ago.
• Natalie wins Human Values award
Excitement swept through football-loving communities in South Africa recently when UK’s well-known Liverpool Football Club stopped off at a few sports grounds to give coaching and wellness workshops.
• World Cup dolls uplift South African community
On 22 May 2010 South African Mandy Ramsden reached the top of Mount Everest, becoming the first South African – and African – woman to climb the Seven Summits, the highest peaks on each of the world's seven continents.
• SA woman goes for Seven Summits
South African climber Mandy Ramsden is not well-known outside mountaineering circles, but she's on the brink of a remarkable achievement: becoming the first African woman to climb the highest peaks on each of the world's seven continents.
• Hiking the dragon's back