Promised my ‘Change a Life’ Zulus that when you finish, you go to Non Stop Heaven, pampered by Angels….

7 ‘Change a Life’ Zulus will line up on the start line of the Unlimited Non Stop Dusi at 5h30am tomorrow, at Campdrift. The scene is set for the toughest Non Stop todate as the water release is pitiful, due to almost zero rain since the Dams were emptied for the Unlimited Dusi a few weeks ago.

With the low water and hot conditions expected tomorrow, the win is not necessarily going to go to the fastest Canoe, but instead to the toughest and most skillful. Seconding teams will play a massive role in the success of their paddlers – with continuous refueling along the way, iced water on the head on those steep hills and quick handy with Duct tape for those unwanted leaking dings in the Canoes.

‘Change a Life’ winners of the 2010 Non Stop Dusi

There is no room for error on Non Stop as you race all three days in one – no repair station at the overnight stop of Day 1 of Dusi. In fact you don’t even pass by that point as you take out at the ‘Yellow Rock’ (Number 8 as refered to by the locals) portage 10 min earlier.

Thanks to Sivi Gounden – ‘Best 4 you’,  for 3 top of the range double canoes.

In my books, the favourites on the line are the untested combination of Michael Mbanjwa & ‘Change a life’ Eric Zondi. The other ‘Change a Life’ crews are the defending champion Thomas Ngidi, partnering Nhlanhla Cele. Kwanda Mhlophe and Richard Cele will be giving their best shot to better their 3rd place from last year. Then new comer Spamandla Sibisi will paddle with the experienced Zonele Nzuza.

All I can say – “Its gonna be a phenomenal showdown of human endevour, more against the harsh elements than ones fellow competitors

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To that end, the state education agency would like the option of targeting resources to help bolster professional development for superintendents and principals across the state


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