Yearly Archives: 2015

Mentees movin’ on up

Meyoker Mckeith (24) and Desmaree Levendall (22) are more than just your average pair of cousins from Ocean View. Apart from being known as the girls who participate in all the extreme activities we [...]

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An Opportunity for Growth

I have returned from the Augrabies desert with a medal and trophy as a symbol of completing one of the toughest marathons in the world. I am amazed to still be in one piece. It has taken me some time [...]

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Moving into Abundance

With three additional staff members, a host of fresh faces on our board and a brand new office space, it’s pretty clear that LifeXchange has grown over the past year! And that’s not forgetting [...]

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The Desert Mentor Challenge – Part 2

In general, my experience of how people react when I tell them I’m running the KAEM this year has not been very different from Cobus’s (you can read his account here to get up to speed) though [...]

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New Faces: Meeting Cornè

  An addition to our team has lately made himself at home here at LifeXchange headquarters. He brings with him a passionate desire to advocate what we as an organization stand for due to the [...]

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A Different Approach

We all have a strong drive towards fixing things when they don’t look the way we think they should. If a window is broken, tension in our system causes us to find a solution to fix it. The same can [...]

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When Reveen met Sheila

One of our Lavender Hill mentees, 16-year-old Reveen, recently fell hard into the arms of her mentor. Sheila had been worried about Reveen for some time, though. She hadn’t been able to connect [...]

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Meet Ricardo

LifeXchange met Ricardo at the age of 18. The scars on his face told the story of extreme poverty, abuse and brokenness. The fresh wound on the back of his head, caused by a person that tried to [...]

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The Desert Mentor Challenge

“You are crazy!“ It was the year 2012 and I was preparing to run one of the toughest races in the world: a 250km self-sufficiency run in the desert. However, it wasn’t the [...]

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‘Mental’ Role Models: Why Good Mentors are Slightly Nutty

One may be apprehensive to admit it, but there are some similarities that exist between the visionary leaders society admires, and the madmen they reject. Since mentoring makes one a leader by [...]

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Mandela’s Legacy

The month of July has seen many South Africans getting their hands dirty in the name of Nelson Mandela. #67minutes is the time set aside in our country for people to give back and help those less [...]

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Surfboards and Surfing Board Members

Winters here are brutal enough without us trying to be all revolutionary. But, since that happens to be exactly what we aspire to, our team went for a surf anyway! After horsing around in the lockers [...]

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