Sonja Kruse - uBuntu Girl Inspirational

Sonja Kruse – uBuntu Girl 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. Now available to book through Conference Speakers






Sonja Kruse – uBuntu Girl

She hitch hiked and walked for 351 days, experiencing the generosity of 150 families, from 16 cultures, throughout 114 towns. She 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.

She also facilitates reading & writing workshops for FunDza Literacy Trust. Follow Sonja on Twitter

Sonja Kruse – uBuntu Girl


Sonja Kruse - uBuntu Girl Inspirational

Sonja Kruse – uBuntu Girl Inspirational

Sonja Kruse did what many thought impossible and took to the streets and national roads of South Africa embarking on a journey that led her to the heart of that country’s collective spirit — Ubuntu.











In this episode of I Am Woman Leap of Faith find out more about her extraordinary adventure covering 13 000km alone with only R100 (around $US 12) in her pocket

Sonja Kruse – uBuntu Girl

  • Audiences have included:
    Mexican Government ~ Mexico
    IFS Intrnationale Film Schule ~ Germany
    Ubuntu Project Store ~ Italy
  • Old Mutual
    Sun International
    Standard Bank
    Astra Zeneca Pharmaceuticals
    The Spar Group
    Group 5 Construction
    Pep Stores South Africa
  • University of Johannesburg
    University of Cape Town
    GIBS – Gordons Institute of Business Science
    Standard Bank Global Leadership Centre
  • The Ahmed Kathrada Foundation
    Centre International de Liaison des Ecoles de Cinema et de Television
  • Department of Correctional Services
    KZN Department of Arts and Culture

Various schools, clubs, networks and associations.


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