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Thank You

Thank You

Dear Feet4Fees sponsor/contributor and interested parties As you may have heard, our group of 15 students, having departed from Johannesburg on 1 December, arrived safely in P.E. on 19 December.  We are very grateful for the send-off received from Wits, the welcome from the University of the Free State, when we shuffled through Bloemfontein and ultimately the…

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By murray, 21st January 2017
They’ve done it!

They’ve done it!

On 19 December at around 13:00 Reuben Oosthuizen led the Feet4Fees walkers into Nelson Mandela University. One after the other they shared their experiences and what they learnt from the adventure. The most common conviction that was distilled through 19 days of walking in the scorching sun, over hills and through valleys, was: “Together we…

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By murray, 20th December 2016
End in sight

End in sight

With the final stretch to be walked on 19 December, and a welcoming reception awaiting at Nelson Mandela University at 13:00, we are again thanking our sponsors. Support vehicles, clothes, gear, food, accommodation – all made possible by a number of generous donations.

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By murray, 18th December 2016
Reconciliation in Action

Reconciliation in Action

16 December 2016 – day 16 – Day of Reconciliation. This walk is becoming a movement. People from all walks of life have been touched by the sight of a small group of remarkable young people braving the elements in support of wider access to higher education. Thabo Thulare posted on facebook about the truck…

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By murray, 16th December 2016
Into the Eastern Cape

Into the Eastern Cape

  Dispatches from a long and winding road “We have become one with the land…” “This place is very dry and empty…” As I am about to turn over into day 12’s page, I would just like to say some things that I am grateful for. I am grateful to have been born Shadrack Khorombi….

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By murray, 13th December 2016
Lead SA Hero of the Month

Lead SA Hero of the Month

https://www.facebook.com/feet4fees/videos/706098506230865/?comment_id=706159949558054

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By murray, 9th December 2016
The Road to Bloemfontein

The Road to Bloemfontein

Dispatches from the road: “Today we are even connecting further. It’s amazing what seclusion does. You were absolutely right about making friends for life…” “Today I achieved another milestone. It was the first day I walked on gravel for 15 km. Feet are getting used to the everyday walking. Tomorrow is another day. I keep…

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By murray, 8th December 2016
Ruda Landman on what Feet4Fees is all about…

Ruda Landman on what Feet4Fees is all about…

Ruda Landman attended the send-off on 1 December, in support of Andries Kgokane and the other walkers. Andries is a beneficiary of the Ruda Landman Readers Unite bursary programme.  Here is what she wrote on her blog… http://readersunite.co.za/a-network-of-support/

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By murray, 3rd December 2016
Media accompany walkers as they head into day 3

Media accompany walkers as they head into day 3

From Phalaphala FM to EWN, word is out…http://ewn.co.za/2016/12/02/listen-feet4fees-a-step-toward-helping-students-with-2017-fees

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By murray, 3rd December 2016
They’re off! Memorable send-off from the stairs of Wits Great Hall

They’re off! Memorable send-off from the stairs of Wits Great Hall

Supporters and sponsors gathered on 1 December to see the Feet4Fees team on their way. Hollard announced a R100,000 sponsorship to cover the first 100 km. Wits University, who were fabulous hosts of the event, responded by adding another R100,000. 200 of the 1000 km are now sponsored! After speeches and well-wishes, the team headed out…

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By murray, 1st December 2016
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