Monthly Archives: May 2016


As the 11 June 2016 draws closer and The Grind 02 indoor obstacle sprint race edges nearer it has been revealed the…

 Our elite batches are now full!

           BUT WAIT, there is good news…


 “It’s always better to SHOCK people and change peoples expectations than to give them exactly what they THINK you can do.” – Jonah Hill

There is an Underdog division which is open to everyone who thinks they have what it takes to GRIND it out with the Elites…

What is the underdog division?

The concept behind the Underdog division is to create a wildcard scenario which is unique to ISOCR, we believe that there are many people out there that can give the top athletes a run for their money over a short distance and back to back obstacles but they don’t know it yet!

How does it work?

As we anticipated a lot of people don’t want to run alongside elites in fear of being left in their dust, the Underdog division solves this problem. If you choose to take part in this divison you are allowed to pay a lower rate to run the first two timed runs only after the elites have run. You can then compare your times with the elite times and decide if you want to buy in for the rest of the event and compete for prize money

How much does it cost?

Underdog entry – R250.00: You will run in Round One only and you will have 2 official timed runs. 
Buy in –  R150.00: Once you are feeling ready and confident, this buys you access to Rounds 2 – 5 (if you are fast enough)

If you choose to buy in you also get free entry to our next outdoor event.

“Victory is a thousand times sweeter when you’re the underdog.” – Jerry Han

For more info:

SA Taxi Foundation and iRead Africa partner to promote children’s access to literary resources

Press Release:

“ The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”
Dr. Seuss , I Can Read With My Eyes Shut!

Reading corners on each floor of the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital to enable children to expand their world beyond their hospital bed

SA Taxi Foundation has partnered with iRead Africa to establish two reading corners on each floor of the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital in Cape Town.

The hospital is the largest, public, stand-alone tertiary hospital dedicated entirely to child health care in southern Africa. It manages some 260 000 patient visits each year, with most of its patients coming from exceptionally poor and marginalised communities within South Africa and the rest of the continent. One third of its patients are younger than one year. No child is turned away.

“We were attracted by iRead Africa’s proposal to us for this project because we believe that education is the single most powerful transformational agent,” says SA Taxi Foundation director, Kalnisha Singh. “However, education is impossible without literacy. So, inculcating in children a love of reading is profoundly important.

“All the more so because, according to a recent survey by UNESCO in 2015, 40% of all children in sub-Saharan Africa under the age of 15 cannot read. These children will not be able to enter the modern workplace and the continent’s transformation will be delayed further.

“Our education system is falling short even on the basics and the vast majority of parents simply don’t have the means to buy literary books for their children. So, children are not being introduced to the wider world – beyond text books – of fantasy and imagination and the vast reservoir of humanity’s written creativity. iRead Africa fills that gap.”

iRead Africa, a non-governmental organisation (NGO), offers a number of options for children to access literary resources, including helping government with the establishment of school libraries and creating reading corners in crèches and community centres in underserviced areas.

“The books that are provided by iRead Africa’s partner, Kruger Publications, are literary rather than directly educational works. So, they’ll feel like entertainment, making them more attractive to the children who access them. By placing reading corners in each ward, therefore, one opens up the possibility of encouraging some adults to read, too.”

The launch of the reading corners at the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital on Friday 27th May 2016 included readings to children by TLB Kruger from his first book in a Mindfulness series, ‘Prince of Gold’.

Singh foresees this initial partnership between SA Taxi Foundation and iRead Africa continuing in other budget years. “We value the initiative because it has the potential to activate creative instincts in this country’s children, equipping them to take us all forward into a positive future.”

“ Books are a uniquely portable magic.”
Stephen King , On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft

Need for Speed

After a successful first outdoor obstacle event at Hillcrest Quarry that still has my muscles cringing just thinking about it…(just kidding), The team at The Grind brings us something unique and exciting.


THE GRIND02: Veldorome Sprint Race will test your need for speed as well as your strength and agility in a 1km timed course with +- 10 – 15 obstacles.

Expect the unexpected from Ladder Climbs, Tyre Run, Monkey Bars to the Hercules Hoist and everyone’s favourite Burpees. The event will consist of timed laps where athletes from various disciplines are invited to participate, the 30 best times will go into the finals at the end where a WHOPPING R10 000 is up for grabs.

Yip I’m sure that got your attention and made you want to jump off the couch to do some Up and Over’s, come on a little Balance Beam is not that hard if winning R10 000 is on the cards to balance those books right!!

Bring the family and friends for support for this is sure to be an awesome day of high speed intense action…..ask yourself do you have THE NEED FOR SPEED.

For more info:

Maitland Moravian Youth FunDay

As the days get shorter and the nights longer….not to mention colder – the Maitland Moravian Youth has something to keep you entertained, active and sure to keep those winter blues away.


Come and enjoy a fun-filled day of various activities, from soccer to a jumping castle and for those foodies their will be yummy cakes, cooldrinks and hotdogs and more on sale.

Entry is FREE but we have an awesome raffle for only R5,  you’ll put yourself in the draw to win a duvet set and heater. (I TOLD YOU WE GOT YOU COVERED THIS WINTER 🙂 ).

Date: 28 May 2016
Time: 11am – 4pm
Where: Maitland Moravian Church, Royal Road, Maitland, Cape Town.

Bring the whole family and friends and come and enjoy this day with us…..we thank you in advance for your support.

We are FAMILY!!

“On this International Day of Families, let us resolve to advance sustainable development by creating a supportive environment where all family members of all ages can realize their potential to contribute to our world.”

The 15th of May every year we celebrate International Day of Families and it just so happened that yesterday was Pentecost in which we equally celebrate the decent of the Holy Spirit of Christ on his disciples….his family, that is US on earth.

When the day of Pentecost had come they were all together in one place. And suddenly a sound came from heaven like the rush of a mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting. And there appeared to them tongues as of fire, distributed as resting upon each one of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit . . . (Acts 2.1–4).

The theme for 2016 is Families, Healthy Lives and Sustainable Future. We live in a cruel world where families live isolated lives even though they in the same house, we are sometimes lost in translation.

The International Day provides an opportunity to promote awareness of issues relating to families and to increase knowledge of the social, economic and demographic processes affecting families.

Communication is a key factor in achieving set goals regarding families and a positive outlook in trying times.

The central goals of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development focus on ending poverty, promoting shared economic prosperity, social development and people’s well-being while protecting the environment.

Why I mentioned Pentecost is for the simple fact that we a living beings and when filled with the Holy Spirit we are called to ACTION. Starting within our own households, if we love our family we are able to share the love with others.

Families remain at the centre of social life ensuring the well-being of their members, educating and socializing children and youth and caring for young and old.
In particular, family-oriented policies can contribute to the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals 1 to 5 relating to doing away with poverty and hunger; ensuring healthy lives and promoting of well-being for all ages; ensuring educational opportunities throughout the lifespan and achieving gender equality.

If we all work together we can achieve greatness….WE CAN CHANGE THE WORLD because WE ARE FAMILY.

More than a Mother..

A mother, an indescribable being full of love and wonder, put on this earth to protect her young. While I was sitting in church this morning I heard a poem and thought it worthy to share with the WORLD because my mom is….


More Than A Mother
by Kari Keshmiry

When God set the world in place,
when He hung the stars up in space,
when He made the land and the sea,
then He made you and me.

He sat back and saw all that was good,
He saw things to be as they should.
Just one more blessing He had in store;
He created a mother, but whatever for?

He knew a mother would have a special place to shine His reflection on her child’s face. A mother will walk the extra mile just to see her children smile.

She’ll work her fingers to the bone
to make a house into a home.
A mother is there to teach and guide,
a mother will stay right by your side.

She’ll be there through your pain and strife, she’ll stay constant in your life.
A mother will lend a helping hand
until you have the strength to stand.

She’ll pick you up when you are down,
when you need a friend she’ll stick around. A mother is one who listens well, will keep her word; will never tell.

A mother never pokes or pries
but stands quietly by your side,
giving you the strength you need,
encouraging you to succeed.

A mother is one who can be strong
when you need someone to lean on.
You’re more than a mother to me;
a reflection of Him in your face I see,
a love that knows no boundaries.

I’m glad that you chose to be
all this and more to me. You share a love that knows no end, you’re more than my mother, you are my friend.


Port of entry

Transnet National Port Authority (TNPA) is one of five operating divisions of Transnet SOC Ltd. TNPA is responsible for the safe, effective and efficient economic functioning of the national port system, which it manages in a landlord capacity.

The South African ports are Richards Bay, Durban, East London, Ngqura, Port Elizabeth, Mossel Bay, Cape Town and Saldanha


This past weekend saw the Port Of Cape Town turn into a hub of festivities, an intimate festival where families could enjoy time together at the picnic area. The weekend weather played along nicely to allow for a perfect platform for festival goers to enjoy the variety of activities planned by the organisers.


Not only was the festival about enjoying a day out with the family but it was also an opportunity for young leaders of tomorrow to gain more knowledge about this industry and make informative decisions.


The career exhibition tent was filled with information from The City Of Cape Town, SA Navy, Transnet and many more… I even learnt something new about these bouys.


Bouys: These are floats that warn of hazards such as rocks or shallow ground, to help ships manoeuvre through unfamiliar harbours. Portside bouys are red, while starboard side bouys are green.

For many though the main attraction was to see the live acts from Beatenberg, Jimmy Nevis, Casper Nyovest and FreshlyGround to name but a few. These are some of SA biggest talents and even got our Mayor Patricia de Lille and Shaleen Surtie Richards jiving, yip yip ons sien vir julle and we love it.


An educative festival with lots of entertainment to keep everyone happy.

We don’t laugh because we’re happy – we’re happy because we laugh. – William James