Waves for Change scoops honour at the Laureus World Sports Awards

This South African charity organisation was recognised for their outstanding charity work done in SA's communities.

Waves for Change scooped the Sport for Good category at the 2017 Laureus Awards held in Monaco.

The award recognises organisations or individuals who used the power of sport to overcome violence, discrimination or disadvantage.

CapeTalk's Pippa Hudson spoke to Tim Conibear, founding director, Waves For Change (W4C) about the work they do and being recognised internationally.

Waves for Change uses surfing as a way to help children from disadvantaged communities overcome psychological challenges, including post traumatic stress.


This article first appeared on CapeTalk : Waves for Change scoops honour at the Laureus World Sports Awards


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI

702 welcomes all comments that are constructive, contribute to discussions in a meaningful manner and take stories forward.

However, we will NOT condone the following:

  • Racism (including offensive comments based on ethnicity and nationality)
  • Sexism
  • Homophobia
  • Religious intolerance
  • Cyber bullying
  • Hate speech
  • Derogatory language
  • Comments inciting violence.

We ask that your comments remain relevant to the articles they appear on and do not include general banter or conversation as this dilutes the effectiveness of the comments section.

We strive to make the 702 community a safe and welcoming space for all.

702 reserves the right to: 1) remove any comments that do not follow the above guidelines; and, 2) ban users who repeatedly infringe the rules.

Should you find any comments upsetting or offensive you can also flag them and we will assess it against our guidelines.

702 is constantly reviewing its comments policy in order to create an environment conducive to constructive conversations.

Read More
How to become a hotshot sports agent

How to become a hotshot sports agent

The real negotiators and deal-makers aren't sports stars, but the sports agents. An sight into the world of athlete management.

Jabu Mahlangu on his struggle with alcohol and drugs as a young soccer star

Jabu Mahlangu on his struggle with alcohol and drugs as a young soccer star

Retired Kaizer Chiefs and Bafana Bafana player Jabu Mahlangu opens up about his battles with booze and drugs when he found fame.

How studying sports will help you excel in your career

How studying sports will help you excel in your career

Career opportunities in sports are not only limited to those with athletic prowess, UCT sports lecturer explains opportunities.

The science of sports medicine (and the R535 billion supplement industry)

The science of sports medicine (and the R535 billion supplement industry)

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Dr Jon Patricios, a Sports Physician at Morningside Sports Medicine Centre.

Why extra-mural activities are important for your kids

Why extra-mural activities are important for your kids

Music, drama, dance, chess, robotics, rugby, tennis, soccer. The list is endless. Here's how to help your kids express themselves.

Wayde van Niekerk captured the nation with sensational performances in 2016

Wayde van Niekerk captured the nation with sensational performances in 2016

EWN's Marc Lewis shared the highlights of an eventful year in the local and international sporting world.

Popular articles
I was not introduced to Ajay Gupta - Grootes

I was not introduced to Ajay Gupta - Grootes

Stephen Grootes says he believes former Eskom CEO Brian Dames when said he was not formally introduced to the Gupta family.

Why the PAC wants South Africa renamed Azania

Why the PAC wants South Africa renamed Azania

Pan Africanist Congress's Narius Moloto explains why it supports the name Azania, a word which he says has Arabic origins.

So what exactly is radical economic transformation?

So what exactly is radical economic transformation?

Wits associate professor of economics Christopher Malikane speaks to Azania Mosaka about the term that is being bandied about.

Getting to know MP, Dr Makhosi Khoza

Getting to know MP, Dr Makhosi Khoza

Dr Khoza is admired by South Africans for her role in the SABC inquiry as a ANC member of parliament.

Who is Advocate Tembeka Ngcukaitobi?

Who is Advocate Tembeka Ngcukaitobi?

The EFF lawyer stole the show during the state capture report court battle.

3 easy questions could bag you R2000!

3 easy questions could bag you R2000!

WIN R2000! But only if you can prove you're a whiz of the MTN Biz Quiz by answering the following three questions...