When South African skateboarder Dallas Oberholzer saw the promise and excitement around the recent Maloof Money Cup skateboarding event in Kimberley, it affirmed his idea to tie skateboarding to South Africa’s unique culture.
Picture it – you’re cycling through winelands, with the 2nd last of 4 estate visits behind you. It’s starting to feel like Tuscany out here. Except it’s not. You’re in the winelands around Stellenbosch, an hour from Cape Town.
It was on a rhino education trip in Karongwe, Limpopo, when I first heard the term biomimicry. The term was coined by Janine Benyus in 1990, and relates to humans looking to nature to create new inventions.