Meet Extraordinary Pioneers On This Week's Episode Of The Insider SA

On The Insider SA this week, we meet some of South Africa’s most exciting and innovative pioneers. Each pioneer opens up about their passion and how they used this passion in their respective industries to embark on a journey that changed their lives forever.

Visiting The Graskop Gorge

Situated on Mpumalanga’s scenic Panoramic route, Graskop Gorge is home to an indigenous Afromontane forest, with a pioneering gorge lift to soak it all in. Afterwards, get your kick of adrenaline by doing the Big Swing with a 70 meter freefall! We visit this iconic attraction alongside professional rugby player, Jeandré Rudolph and find out why he names Graskop Gorge, “One of my favourite places in Mpumalanga”.

DJ Shimza Takes On The Global Stage

DJ Shimza has been making waves in the Afrotech scene but, as one of South Africa’s brightest stars, his creative genius extends far beyond his music. Shimza has dedicated his career to serving his community as an entrepreneur and philanthropist, using his music to unite people for the greater good. Now, DJ Shimza is transporting his sounds of South Africa, rocking stages from Paris to New York and Ibiza. We catch up with the pioneer as he gives us a glimpse into his artistry.

Maxhosa Honours Xhosa Roots Internationally

Meet Laduma Ngxokolo – the visionary behind the famous, South African fashion label, Maxhosa. Laduma is renowned for incorporating his Xhosa culture into his signature knitwear designs, taking his Eastern Cape creativity to international runways. We visit the visionary as he opens up on his latest achievements and the inspiration behind the art.

The Beach House Collection: The Pearl of the West Coast’s Extraordinary Accomodation

Denise Cowburn-Levy invites us into her trio of beach houses in Yzerfontein and shares her love of West Coast seafood in her classic clapperboard houses along the picturesque coast. The beach houses are constantly filled with guests and often used for film shoots, yoga retreats, family get-togethers, or as a secret hideaway for locals to escape to the seaside. Denise shares her story of how The Beach House Collection began 20 years ago and the inspiration that motivated her design.

Simply Bee’s Natural Beeswax Products

Proud beekeepers and creators of Simply Bee, Helena and Pierre van der Westhuizen, explain the backstory of how their family became experts in all things honey. Today, this bustling South African small business specialises in natural beeswax products. Simply Bee’s products are all natural, handmade, free from chemicals, synthetic fragrances and parabens, making it safe and environmentally friendly! Helena and Pierre’s mission is not only to cultivate awareness of the benefits of using natural beeswax products, but also to aid in bee conservation. At their Simply Bee flagship store, they also have an Observation Centre. There, you can safely watch a full colony of between 60 000 to 80 000 bees work away in their hive.

Capitec & Educate24 Make Online Learning Affordable and Accessible

Leading SA bank, Capitec and Educate24 team up to offer South Africans high-quality online learning at low-cost rates so that you can have the tools for a successful career. Educate24’s greatest priority is education above all. Because of their shared vision to help South Africans live better, Capitec has partnered with Educate24 so that they can reach as many future learners as possible. Through Capitec’s Live Better Benefits, Capitec clients receive a massive 50% saving on over 90 online short courses. All you need is a cellphone and a R20 data bundle.

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