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Braam Malherbe – Director

Braam is the Director for Accountability Now, focusing on issues of sustainability of South Africa’s biodiversity. Besides being an ardent conservationist, Braam is an extreme adventurer, youth developer, motivational speaker, TV Presenter and author of the best seller “The Great Run”. He has an infectious energy, fed by his life-long passion to protect the environment and has inspired countless others to do the same. Staying true to his passion, he has been involved in counter-poaching operations as an Honorary Ranger for SANParks, co-founded the Table Mountain National Park’s Volunteer Firefighting unit, and is actively involved in numerous NGOs and conservation groups. In 2006, and again in 2008 Braam and running partner David Grier achieved two world first’s by running the entire length of the Great Wall of China, a distance of 4218km, at a pace of a marathon a day for 98 days, as well as the entire coastline of South Africa, a distance of over 3,200km. Both expeditions raised in excess of R2.5 million for Operation Smile, an international charity organisation providing corrective surgery for children born with cleft lip and cleft palate disfigurements. In 2011/12 Braam  and Peter van Kets represented South Africa in the Scott-Armundsen Centenerary race to the South Pole. Braam was voted the Men’s Health 2010 Unsung Hero and is the Woolworths “My Planet” Ambassador, where he established the My Planet Rhino Fund. In 2012, Braam received the SABC3 Enviropaedia Eco Logic Award in the Category Eco-Warrior.  He is also a patron of WESSA, the Wilderness Leadership School and the Amy Biehl Foundation. In 2014, Braam was listed by City Press as one of the ‘Top 100 World Class South Africans’. Braam continues to challenge all of us to DO ONE THING (DOT) to make a positive difference for our planet and to have something to leave our children to smile about.”

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