Braam Malherbe is an internationally respected conservationist, global motivational speaker, extreme adventurer, youth developer, TV presenter and author of the best seller “The Great Run”. Braam has an infectious energy that is fed by his life-long passion to protect the environment and he has inspired countless others to do the same.
From early on in his school days, he dreamt up and completed extraordinary distance runs to raise awareness and funds for conservation. Staying true to his passion, he has been involved in counter poaching operations as an Honorary Ranger for South African National Parks, co-founded the Table Mountain National Park’s Volunteer Firefighting Unit, and is actively involved in numerous NGO’s and conservation groups. His life’s mission is to fight environmental irresponsibility and the destruction of our precious and finite natural resources.
In 2006 Braam accomplished a world first by running 4,200 kms along the entire length of the Great Wall of China in a single attempt. This translated into running an average of more than a full marathon a day for 98 days.
In 2008 he achieved a second world-first by running the entire coastline of South Africa, a distance of over 3,200 kms.
In 2011 Braam, and his race partner Peter van Kets, represented South Africa in an unassisted race to the South Pole, a distance of 888 kms, which they covered in 24 days. They did this while man-hauling sleds weighing 85 kgs each, and in and a climate with high winds and an average temperature of-45° C. The purpose of the expedition was to high light the problems facing our survival as a species if we do not urgently address the problems caused by climate change.
Advocate Paul Hoffman was born in Johannesburg and completed his secondary education at nearby St. Martins School, in 1967.
He completed his BA. LL.B at the University of the Witwatersrand in 1974. In 1975 he was admitted as an attorney practising in Johannesburg. He practised as a litigation attorney between 1975 and 1980. He was admitted as an advocate in 1980 and practised as a junior at the Cape Bar until 1995.
As a jurist, Advocate Hoffman was the Founding editor of Current Law Cassettes, and a part-time lecturer in law of contract and public international law at the University of the Western Cape. He took silk in 1995 and continued to practice at the Cape Bar where he headed its advocacy skills training program. Three successive Judges President of the Cape High Court invited him to grace their Bench as an Acting Judge.
In 2006, after twenty six years of membership, he left the Cape Bar in order to take up an appointment as Director of the Centre of Constitutional Rights. Its mission to uphold the Constitution, dovetails with his personal commitment to the rule of law and the promotion of constitutional democracy. As director he wrote widely on threats to the Constitution and appeared in the Constitutional Court as amicus curiae.
Since January 2009 Paul has been pursuing his passion for exacting accountability via setting up and working with The Institute for Accountability in Southern Africa (IFAISA) and pursuing various human rights and constitutional matters – including the ‘Glenister Case’ (Glenister vs President of RSA 2011 (3) SA 347); the ‘Arms Deal Case’ and the ‘Bread Case’ (Imraahn Ismail Mukaddam and Pioneer Foods (Pty) Ltd, Tiger Consumer Brands Limited, Premier Foods Limited and Legal Resources Centre – CCT 131/12  ZACC23).
PAUL HOFFMAN, SC
Natalie is an education innovator and entrepreneur with over 10 years’ experience in the industry. She designed, productized and developed education modules and applications for her flagship company, E-Classroom – an online content platform that provides the national South African curriculum for FREE to Grade R-12 learners. E-Classroom became an e-learning partner of the National Department of Education in 2014 and has gained over 650 000 users in just 4 years.
In 2003 Natalie pioneered the renowned “Speak Out” programme for Children’s Rights and Responsibilities in South Africa; The Convention on the Rights of the Child; Children’s Rights and the SA Constitution; Structures to Promote and Protect Children’s Rights, on behalf of the National Prosecuting Authority which is still in existence today and has helped thousands of children countrywide.
Her interests are towards developing quality educational resources, teacher training programmes for self-development and changing schools to become more sustainable.