Against the tough back drop of those economically and politically marginalised the conundrum exists of trying to create change and inspire people to be part in the change. And sometimes somebody comes along, who just lights it up.
Joseph Dhafana and his wife fled Zimbabwe 10 years ago to make a life in Cape Town, SA. Starting as a gardener, then barman and tasting his first glass of wine at age 29, enrolling at the Cape Wine Academy in 2013 and producing his own wine, Mosi Wines in 2014, with one ton of grapes that he purchased from savings.
Subsequently he has unearthed an inane blind tasting skill, become a professional taster and is head sommelier at the internationally acclaimed La Colombe restaurant.
We met Joseph last year via an Uber driver (kid you not) and with the support of the Buffalo Foundation in London and Hotchillee partner Rainmaker he will be showcasing his wines at the Rainmaker RollerCoaster launch at the exclusive private members wine club, 67 Pall Mall, on the 13 February, alongside industry heavyweight Hein Koegelenberg, CEO of La Motte.
With Josephs hard work, talent and success starting to pay dividends he is now also putting back into the communities that have helped him on his journey and is a beacon of hope for the those marginalised communities who need inspiration.
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Glen is usually behind the scenes making sure that the Hotchillee Ride Captains and event participants have fully functioning bicycles to ride but he occasionally makes an appearance in front of the camera to share his wisdom. If he’s not fixing or building bikes he’ll be out riding in #SweetSussex. If you want to know anything about Cyclocross, Glen is the man to ask.
Consultant with British Cycling and author of the Road Cycling Performance Manual. Lover of cobbles, gravel and Siberian Pine – not so keen on climbs! Nik is the author of all of the Hotchillee Training Plans, Zwift workout files and regularly posts tips and advice on the Hotchillee app. He’s also the evil genius behind the now infamous Hotchillee Gain Train.
Adele has worked within the health and fitness industry for over 25 years starting with a ballet and dance background herself, she has progressed to training and teaching all styles of fitness and offers Pilates, barre & yoga. As a keen runner, Adele appreciates the need for a strong healthy body and mind and incorporates many elements of Pilates, yoga and barre into her own training to ensure her strength and stamina remain.