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Arafat Gatabazi takes on the Big Bay challenge to raise funds for a container at Imizamo Yethu ECD

Arafat Gatabazi heads out to the open water in support of Breadline Africa! All funds raised will go towards providing a dedicated container classroom for Imizamo Yethu Educare Centre.   Arafat fled from his homeland, the Democratic Republic of Congo, in October 2012 at the age of 17, leaving behind his parents and two of […]

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Swim for Hope 2016 ~ Introducing a Very Special Participant

20-year-old Arafat Gatabazi is an avid sportsman, with an intriguing story… Arafat fled from his homeland, The Congo, in October 2012, leaving behind his parents and two of his siblings, whom he suspects may have subsequently been murdered by the M23 troops. Arriving in Cape Town a month later, Arafat and his two cousins, who […]

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Royal swim for charity

Jane Hardy and Arafat Gatabazi swam around the Castle of Good Hope’s moat. UK resident Jane Hardy is attempting to swim around 50 castles around the world before her 50th birthday in January. After having already completed swims around the moats of six castles, including the Litchestein Castle in Hout Bay, Ms Hardy ticked one […]

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Former Homeless Refugee Swims around Robben Island to Keep SA Charity Afloat

Arafat Gatabazi, a youngster who fled the war-torn Democratic Republic of Congo – on foot – to find freedom in South Africa, has completed a charity swim around Robben Island to raise funds for South African charity, LifeLine Western Cape. It’s an amazing and selfless achievement for someone who couldn’t even swim when he first […]