The MAD (making a difference) journey began two-and-a-half years ago when she moved to Hoedspruit and needed a new interest, says Clare Wilkie-Girardin, co-founder of the sustainable sourcing and responsible procurement business that includes a craft and coffee shop in the Limpopo town of Hoedspruit.
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.
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