Sonja Kruse also known as ‘The uBuntu Girl’ is blessed with a well-developed sense of adventure and enormous faith in humanity. In 2009 she embarked on a year long solo trip around South-Africa on foot and by thumb.
She set out with a 33lt backpack, a camera and a R100 with an open heart and an open mind.
She hitch hiked and walked for 351 days, experiencing the generosity of 150 families, from 16 cultures, throughout 114 towns.
Sonja did this without a back up team, tent or bank cards and without pre-planning the route.
She wanted to collect the goodwill stories that are often omitted from our newspaper headlines.
She is the author of ‘The uBuntu Girl’ – a book about this epic journey and of the remarkable encounters she had along the way. View full list of Speakers Q-Z
Her wish is that it will help us build social bridges and equip the next generation with the tools to write the stories we want for our future.
As well as being an international presenter and speaker, including stages in Europe and South America, she was a 2011 Feather Awards Finalist and currently facilitates uBuntu youth development workshops.