Our Coffee is Here!

SSNET and S4J are proud to announce the launch of our very own Barika Coffee brand to further augment our fundraising efforts and help the people of Sudan and South Sudan. A God-inspired idea to further His Kingdom on earth.

Why a Story?

Barika, which means “blessing” in Arabic, represents quite simply, the freshest African coffee on the planet. Only the highest quality coffee beans are sourced, grown and harvested in rich African soil.
By specializing in direct trade with African coffee farmers, we help to build trade relationships with these communities. We are able to actively see how purchases of Barika Coffee are directly benefiting the source. Together with this the S4J fundraising initiative further assists the people of this region with our ongoing projects namely the Water, Children’s, Beja People’s and Bible Projects. In short; Every cup of Barika Coffee you enjoy, you will be giving a helping had to the people of Sudan and South Sudan!

How to order?

Call (012) 460 7877

We have 1kg and 250g packets available in Ground and Whole Bean

S4J 2019 in Review

Hello friends

What a year it has been. One of the busiest in a long time! So many up’s and down’s that I struggle to think of where to begin.

Let’s look at what we have accomplished:

Our total fundraising effort amounted to R325 852.00. This was an improvement from last year of 27%! That is a marvelous effort and we only have our great family of athletes to thank for that. Well done to you all.

At the races front we manned four more water tables than last year. We will be sticking to this list for the year to come as we had so much fun with our volunteers, St Mary’s School for Girls and the Voortrekkers who assisted us.

We will be starting off with the 2020 season at the end of August. I will be contacting you to invite you to be part of this very special family again. We also have a great announcement to make, but for that you will need to keep your eyes pealed. We will be launching in the week of 5-11 August. We are so excited here at SSNET about it. It will be enabling us to do so much more for the people of Sudan and South Sudan.

Well, that’s it for now. Have a wonderful day, month and year!

Eddie & Norman

What a Comrades Day it was!

What a blessed day the 9th of June turned out to be!!

We started the day off with a get-together at the Comrades Expo for our annual customary Team Photo. there was such an intimate vibe between friends that only our Lord could have created. The photo done we moved to the Expo hall and then the S4J support team went scouting for the best support spots.

The day started off dreary and misty but this did not last long. Team at Camperdown soon got into the Comrades spirit! We set up and waited and soon the action started…

From then on it was just lots and lots of athletes. In between the support of our S4J athletes we also managed to have some fun

We saw some very dedicated S4J athletes going by as well.

And at around 2:30pm it started petering out until the last person had come past. It was an exhausting day but so rewarding for us at S4J. Thank you to every athlete that had made our work throughout the year so worth while.

See you in August!!!!

The story an athlete: Joan van Wyngaard

Here is wonderfully inspiring story of one of our athletes you should enjoy

Joan with Norman at the SSNET offices in Pretoria

I was told on the 12th of March 2018 that I will probably never run long distances again and that I needed urgent surgery to repair a torn labrum in my hip and other inherited defects.  I was in absolute agony and really battled to walk and could not go up or down stairs.  I used to wake up at night from pain and limped while walking. 

I decided to not go for the surgery and rather cycle while going for physical therapy and then in June 2018 I started taking Osteo eze platinum daily.  The improvement was gradual but by November 2018 I could run a marathon again and haven’t looked back since then.  This year I completed the 2 oceans and will be taking part in comrades too.  It has made a tremendous difference in my quality of life as I love running and also to my mobility in my hip (and pain). 

The product I use contains a novel new ingredient that is extracted from chicken sternum cartilage and works with your immune system to facilitate healing.  Running causes micro damage to the cartilage and although some of the popular joint supplements work in reducing pain and inflammation, it does not address the root cause of the problem.  A key component in joint destruction is when the immune system goes out of control and starts attaching the cartilage.  This is why I now use my two pronged approach – Osteo eze platinum daily for cartilage protection and osteo eze MSM for the inflammation and exercise recovery. 

These two together address not only pain and excess inflammation but also triggers the natural rebuild of your cartilage.   This is even a great prevention strategy for people without issues.  A study done in healthy individuals showed faster recovery from exercise and an increase in joint mobility.

We hope you enjoyed this advise which perhaps would be useful to you.

Stories from the S4J Team Braai

Ons het GEBRAAI!!!!!

Saturday was our S4J Team braai and what a blessed time it was. Although we would have liked more people to join us, the family that did participate made it worth the while!

There was lots of food and great Comrades advise flying around the braai fires. What was encouraging was the support and good wishes that everyone chared for the race on the 9th June.

We confirmed that the support points would be Winston Park and Camperdown and we dished out support bags. For those of you who would like support from us for these two points you can bring along your goodies to the TEAM PHOTO SESSION at 10am on Saturday 8th June in the Expo parking lot. We will have bags available for you there.

Renier Grobler, twice top 20 finisher of the Comrades, gave some stellar advise to our athletes as well. He was so encouraging. Thank you Renier for a great talk.

We then said our Goodbye’s and wished everyone a great and blessed run. I good day.

PS. Please try and make it to the TEAM PHOTO SESSION. We will be a max of 10 minutes, I promise.

Eddie Howden