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African women taking steps, occupying spaces

As we celebrate women’s day, we also celebrate the amazing opportunities that our all female co-founders have been exposed to this year, accelerating their goal to changing the narrative for first generation students in under-served communities. One of those opportunities has been the┬áMandela Washington Fellowship, a flagship program of Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI), and […]

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Heita, Heritage Hike

In celebration of Heritage Day, Bantu Hikers summited one of the iconic “big three” mountains in Cape Town, Devil’s Peak on the 24th of September. Both the 2016 and 2017 Bantu Hikers Students cohorts were present, one student in traditional gear and another wearing the colours of our flag reminded us of how beautiful and […]

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Bantu Hikers Turns 2!

    August is birthday month for Bantu Hikers and in Bantu fashion, it was celebrated in the bounty of nature, people and perfect Cape Town weather. Cecilia Forest is one of the first few trails that provided the path to the first step in conceptualising the organisation that has grown into a family. Friendships […]

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Changing Lanes, Occupying Spaces

Bantu Hikers will be reaching a milestone in August, on the same month women are celebrated in South Africa. The 9th of August marks a significant time in South Africa’s history. It was on this day in 1956 when more than 20 000 women stepped out of the mould, stepped “out of their lane” by […]

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Catching-up along Ukhetshe

The Tygerberg Nature Reserve is perched above the northern suburbs with a perfect view of Table Mountain on the one side and the winelands on the other. This reserve mosaiced in the suburbs is a hot spot for interesting wildlife hence the trails are named after birds, mammals and reptiles. Ukhetshe trail in particular is […]

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Keeping On Track

The autumn sunrise at the foot of Table Mountain ushered in an exciting day ideal for hiking and Bantu Hikers were there to take advantage of it. As custom dictates, the Keeping On Track hikers began with conversations on current affairs and some impassioned debates while waiting for the rest of the group. Once everyone […]

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Minds Ready, Goals Set

In the past two weeks, Bantu Hikers ran workshops for the 2017 cohort. The workshops are aimed at equipping our students with the necessary soft skills that are not or insufficiently covered in the normal school curriculum such as writing a motivation letter and cv, presenting, branding, planning, time management and goal setting. One of […]

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