Tag Archives: Lydenburg

Ama Wheelies blog goes mobile

Ama Wheelies is happy to announce that our blog is now available as an easy to use mobile app for Nokia devices.

This means you can now follow our latest news from the palm of your hand on your Nokia smartphone. The application is free to download from the Nokia Ovi Store. We invite you all to take our new blog for a test drive. Please let us know what you think.

To download our app Search for ‘Ama Wheelies’ in Ovi store or point your mobile browser here: http://store.ovi.com/content/143343

Mail & Guardian Top 200 Young South Africans

Ama Wheelies blogger and friend Simon Botes was  recently named as one of the Top 200 Young People in South Africa by Mail & Guardian. This is a great achievement for Simon and we are excited and happy to have one of the Top 200 youngsters in South Africa helping out here at Ama Wheelies. Congrats Simon!

Credit: Nokia.com

Mrs United Nations finalist 2012

Ama Wheelies is excited to announce that our very special lady Jeanette Kruger-Hibbins, has made the list as one of only 18 finalists in this years Mrs United Nations competition.

Mrs United Nations is designed for “real” women with a passion to bring value to people’s lives. The main purpose of this competition is to showcase the women of South Africa. Specifically, to show that they can simultaneously manage a family, have a career, support their community, and have a successful marriage. Mrs United Nations SA is a woman who can do it all with elegance and grace!”

In our humble opinion, Jeanette Kruger-Hibbins of Lydenburg, more than fits this role.  On more than one occasion Jeanette has gone above and beyond to help the boys and girls of Ama Wheelies.  Jeanette truly is a special person!

Preliminary judging of finalists will take place 26-27 August 2011 in Gauteng!  The top three delegates will then be selected and one special lady will walk away with the prestigious title of Mrs United Nations 2012.

Congratulations on being a finalist Jeanette, we can’t wait to see you crowned as winner of Mrs United Nations 2011/2012.

Thank you Thaba Chweu

A huge THANK YOU goes out from everyone here at Ama Wheelies to all the hard working people of Lydenburg and the rest of South Africa who went out of their way to make our 1st locally hosted Ama Wheelies golf day a HUGE success!

The day was made possible by the following sponsors, Donors and well doers:

4 u Stationery, Absa, Absolute Water, Ackerman’s Pharmacy, AFGRI, Artist under the Sun, Audrey Heart, Bakgat biltong, Beka Electrical, Charles & Hilda Erasmus, Cleaning Africa, De Ark Guest house, Die Grasdak Drankwinkel, Hay’s Print, Hilda Erasmus, Jade Art, Joubert Apteek, Klitzgras, Kruger Slaghuis, Lemani Spur, Lido Electrical Steelpoort, Lydenburg Spar, Lydenburg Toyota, Mike’s Kitchen, PG Glass, PicknPay head office, PicknPay Lydenburg, Plaas Winkel, Platdak Drankwinkel; PNA Stationery, RangoTango, SA Sun bouhandelaars, Sakie Nieman(slagpale), Sandvik Mining, Scratch Engravers, Sign Shop, Spar Lydenburg, Spaar-o-Rama, Tops, Tobatse Chrome Mine, Toyota, Eugene Hurters, Union Motors, Val Landau, Vodacom, Vodacom4U, Vodacom Foundation, Wimpy, Nokia South Africa and RAC Racing.

More donors arrived on the day and their good deeds will soon be announced!

Ama Wheelies desperately needs a quad friendly vehicle. Lack of proper transport is hampering our progress. Through our golf day we hoped to create awareness for our cause and hoped someone would step forward and help with purchase of a Quad friendly vehical. Awareness was of utmost importance though and Ama Wheelies are proud to announce that even though we never got a quad friendly vehical, many people became aware of the Ama Wheelies project thru the golf day and march thru town. A special word of thanks to all the helpers on the day who worked hard to make this rally and golf day a success.

All in all over R120 000.00 was raised in what can be called the most successful fund raiser Ama Wheelies has ever hosted. Most of the R120 000 donated came  in the form of much needed farming equipment and computers for our training center, with very little coming in as cash. The equipment donated will go along way in making sure the wheelchair farmers of Thaba Chweu are successful and for these great donations we thank you.

To the following twitter buddies who helped us spread the word on Twitter a HUGE thank you, without your help we would not have seen such a great uptake online. Thank you @LizaSutherland @beanbagboy @jodenecoza @Aphrael78 @StuffSmart @hmathys007 @wesmor01 @JohnGore @joaoluisc @gaynor_kast @ExMi @beebee_nile @shesthegeek @MoniqueTheron @_Cybelle_ @Simonbotes @ProphecyZA @PaulJohnston @FirestarZA @Vodacom @uyspj @picknpay @shebeegee @Gnat_J @Nitefenix @NokiaRSA

On the golf day we had well wishers from as far as Spain sending in messages of support via our twitter channel. This is very encouraging and we thank everyone who showed support. We look forward to our next golf day and hope to have your continued support as our project grows.

Vodacom Foundation supports Ama Wheelies

Breaking news:

The Vodacom foundation today announced the donation of a R48 876.36 donation towards the Ama Wheelies training center in Lydenburg.  The donation comes in the form of 10 brand new computers (9 desktops & 1 Notebook) donated to the center.

Lwandile Booi, Marketing Manager of Vodacom Mpumalanga was on hand at the golf day in Lydenburg for the official handover and had the following to say: “I had the honour and privilege of spending the day with some of the members of at the golf day today and I am humbled by the work this foundation does. I today have met brave men and woman of God who fiercely go through life in difficult if not impossible circumstances and we at Vodacom are humbled by the opportunity to assist in the betterment and development if their future. We Say POWER TO YOU! ”

Delivery of the equipment took place yesterday and a few of the friends were on hand to accept the devices.

“AmaWheelies will use the computers donated for their training facilities located near Lydenburg, South Africa. The Ama Wheelies training center will assist in equipping Ama Wheelies members with technical skills”

Sahara Systems technicians made the long trip out from Nelspruit to do the installation and we thank them for their professional approach and friendly service.  You guys rock!

Thank you also to Vodacom and the Vodacom Foundation for your support the last few months improving not only communication on the farm but now also making sure we have a few new computers for the training center.  This donation will be put to very good use and we look forward to paying it forward to members of the Ama Wheelies community and beyond. – Official Press Release to follow soon.