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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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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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La Familia hike in La Motte

La Familia Hike in La Motte Franschhoek known for its picturesque landscape and wine estates was our playground on the 18th of March on our ┬áthird hike of the year. This is the second year exploring the hiking trail which proved to be one of the favourites, a clear sign that we would do it […]

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